|May I wish everyone the very best at this seasonal time of year. Belated greetings on the celebration of Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Al-Hijira, Yule and Litha. Have a happy Christmas, Makar Sankrant, Oshogatsu, Zarathosht Diso and Ashura. Whatever is your thing and whoever is your God, if you believe in one, may peace and happiness be with you over the winter holidays. Salaam and shalom to you all.|
|And that's what it's all about, really. Fighting its way through the materialism and self-indulgence, Christmas and New Year is all about community, friendship and people helping and supporting eachother. So together we can all celebrate the ending of one decade and the coming of a new one.|
As it happens, we didn't need the rescue service and we arrived safely a couple of hours ago. The food is in the fridge and the freezer, a bottle of Cava has been opened and we're ready for the festive season regardless of what the weather brings. I hope you are too. Wishing you all the very best. Aidan.