I wrap my scarf tighter around my neck to ward off the wintry breeze, and yet the street is bathed in the warming glow of the decorative lights above. I make my way through the throng of London shoppers already out for the early Christmas sales. The holiday season is certainly in the air and I can't wait to enjoy it.
Whether you love the little rituals of the Christmas season or not - and you might even celebrate Chanukah - the holiday season is a time of celebration across the UK and Ireland. Seep in the energy in a bustling city, enjoy the intimacy of a historic village or find yourself secluded in acres of beautiful countryside. So take time out and enjoy it too.