Well, that's the winter solstice over! Last night should have been the longest night, although I didn't stay up to measure it, and the days now start to get longer. πŸ˜€

Does this mean that we can start to think about next year's trips?

This country is still in the grip of Arctic style weather and we still have an overall covering of snow here albeit only a few inches. Some (many?) places have much worse.

I saw two foxes in the garden yesterday, both of them trotted past my study window, but by the time I saw them there was no point in even reaching for the camera as they were in view for only a few seconds. I'd like to get a photograph but I can see it happening only with a large slice of good luck.

The new year is only 10 days away. 😎