It is time for people like me to start getting grumpy as Christmas begins despite being over a month away.
Last night saw the first of our Town Centres turn on its lights with local author Isabel Losada hitting the button at the Slug and Lettuce in Clapham Junction (with some rather bemused passers-by in the background).
I think she did a much better job than I did last year!
There are a number of switch-ons, of various sizes over the coming days and weeks. One of the key reasons for the lights is to help promote our town centres, so if you are starting to think of your Christmas shopping why not see how much you can do locally?