Well, Christmas is almost upon us – and for millions more UK residents, Tier 4 will follow! I’m sticking to my pledge not to get into any spleen-venting over the festive season, but I’m sure there’s going to have to be a cathartic moment before all the joys the New Year brings. Maybe I should have bought a ‘smiley’ mask that I could have worn at the right times!

Anyway, we’re determined to enjoy the festive (or should that be festering) season, starting tomorrow – so you may find there’s another gap in my blogging. Just in case, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and, let’s face it – it’s been one hell of a one!

But seriously, I hope you all find the chance for relaxation and enjoyment – even if you can’t spend time with family and friends because of the current restrictions. My heart goes out to all those people who’re feeling isolated because of the present situation. Please believe me when I say there are many people who’re thinking about you.

So, what should I choose as the picture of the day? How about this one?

Back in 2001 I was privileged to spend Christmas with friends in Denmark who had a large family. It was a riot in all the best ways. Here’s the tree…

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