Earlier this week we had our schools carol evening - music from the kids and 'community singing' during which most people sat silently.
The evening was about as wintry as it gets in December here - if you had a jacket you were wearing it, and if you had a spare one you were very popular.
The wind - more or less straight from the Antarctic - calmed down later on, and there were a few nice clouds.
These may not look like classic Christmas cards, but they are what we get here instead of snow!
You can find more (possibly pre-christmas) skies at Sky Watch Friday.