So here we are, Christmas Day and Bookhound and I wanted to wish you all the best of days.
The Kayaker is staying for a few days and the Gamekeeper and his lovely fiancee are here for breakfast as usual and we will have a video chat with Offspringette, so we will have some good family time and raise our glasses to those absent friends.
We've rung a few changes and swapped our edible animals this year... beef instead of turkey, but the Christmas pudding will be aflame as usual which means eyebrows will disappear as usual because 'someone' always over does the brandy...
Lots of you will be surrounded by family and friends too, but I know that is not the case for everyone, and I know of others who are having a tough time and Christmas might be the very last thing they want to think about, so this is just to say we are here and thinking of you all, and thankful for the good wishes and friendship that always abide here.
Last night we all trooped out into the garden, taking advantage of rare clear skies to see the International Space Station pass across the Tamar Valley and wave at Major Tim.
...and then we watched the almost-full moon rise over the ever-vacant Branwolery, though we could hear the barn owls all around us...one day they'll see sense...
Magic all of it.
So here is wishing you peace and tranquillity and lots of books, news of the latter and other exciting gifts we all await in comments.