Here's hoping for a good one filled with wine, song, great food and company. This after all it what we live for - not for Christmas but for pleasure. So enjoy this festival of pleasure and cast aside the puritans, those who say pleasure must have a purpose. Stare down those who sniff at "consumption" as if it is a bad thing. And smile with me at the whimsical wonders of our world - the laughter of children, the first little glug from a new bottle of wine, the mouth-watering smell of good mature cheddar and the feel of warm wood beside a bright fire.
Many thanks to all of you who've read, commented on and sent around the inane ramblings, irritated outbursts and intemperate rants (plus the odd thoughtful moment) that are my thoughts from Cullingworth.