The great news for us up in the northern part of the world is that we have passed the shortest day, and that means that you lot in the south have passed your longest day, sorry. It is something I look forward to because day length has such an effect of life. This week I am having to wait till 6:50 to take the dogs for their walk in the woods and it is hard to be out in the garden after 16:20. The new year will be here before too long. But for now we are getting hit by another storm.