Happy Chrismukkah, dear reader, if you live in one of the Judeo-Christian influenced lands. Or Happy Makaraa Sankranti (Hindi), Yalda (Peruvian), Las Posadas (Mexican), or Grianstad (pagan Gaelic).
However you celebrate the festival of rebirth and renewal that spreads across both hemispheres at this time of year, I wish you and yours all good things during what will be, for most of us, a pared-down celebration this year.
I'll be back on the 1st January, with a new poem for reader patrons and a bonus planning workshop for planning patrons.
Until then, have a peaceful and joyful time whatever you’re doing, whether you're spending the break in blissful solitude or in the finest fun-filled conviviality you can muster in this strangest of years.