A happy Christmas and a happy new year to all our visitors.

We are now past the shortest day, either the 21st or the 22nd of December, and the days start getting longer although the mornings continue to get darker until the beginning of January. After that the days start to lengthen at both ends. Hoorah!

Weather is fairly mild at the moment. Last night's temperature was around 50F.

Can't be that long until the first trip of the year – can it? smilies