Christmas lights are being switched on and decorations being taken out of the loft - it must be that time of year again.
But the rush of the festive season is not just about decorating and buying presents, the team at G. N. Badley & Sons butchers in Telford is also gearing up for the busiest time of year.
The family-run butchers in Gibbons Road, Trench, is already taking orders for Christmas and bosses are urging people in Shropshire to do it sooner rather than later.
Simon Badley, managing director, said ordering early takes the stress out of Christmas dinner.
He said: “If you order now you can sit back, relax and know that your meat will be ready and waiting for you when the time comes.” “And you do not even have to go into the shop to order your meat, instead you can simply order via our website www.gnbadleyandsons.co.uk.”
The butchers, which opened in 1976, offers fresh turkeys supplied by Huxley’s farm near Shifnal, boneless turkey crowns, duck, cured smoked or unsmoked gammon ham and beef from farms across Shropshire, Staffordshire and the surrounding area.
You can also save the hassle of making stuffing, cranberry sauce or a ham glaze and give yourself a year off from fiddling with sausages wrapped in bacon. Order all the extras from G. N. Badley & Sons too. Everything from the pork pies to the sausages are freshly made on site.