This morning's bright sunshine and warmth in Timperley surely couldn't last, could it?
Past Novembers in Timperley have been cold, wet, windy and dark - in comparison with our current surroundings, anyway.
The view from our room on the second floor isn't much different to the picture shown above, taken from the roof terrace of the Savoy Gardens Hotel, where we are spending the week with our good friends Dave and Pat, and Keith and Carol.
The sunlit amphitheatre of Funchal (Madeira) is quite stunning in the afternoon light.
This week's entries should be fairly short as they will mostly be repeating previous escapades recorded on these pages, and socialising will take precedence.