This morning Tony and I popped over to Northallerton to the farmers market. I bought a huge piece of beef and one of pork for £20. They've gone in the freezer for Christmas dinners. I also bought three good size gammon joints for £10. One is cooking as I type and the other two I have frozen. Then we walked along past a stall selling home made cakes and pies. After checking to make sure I could freeze it I bought a huge traybake chocolate orange cake. It had been cut into fifteen large squares and when we got home i took three pieces out of the box . I shuffled the rest of the squares about in the box and it has gone into the freezer. Assuming that family gatherings are allowed we will take it over to Alexander and Beckah's for Christmas dinner. It will be the first time we have ever gone to someone else's for Christmas dinner so it's going to be a bit different this year. We were surprised at just how quiet Northallerton was and were really pleased tofind that the car park was free. We bought another 25kg sack of potatoes for £7 in the carpark as we were leaving.