To all who celebrate Christmas, I wish you the blessings of the season.
To all those celebrating other festivals, may you have a joyous time.
To those who do not celebrate at all, I hope you enjoy those that do being a little nicer to each other and their fellow humans.
To those who are feeling pain at this time of year, for whatever reason, I wish you peace.
And to one and all a Happy and Hopeful New Year.
It's been something of a stressful year for my family, so we are looking forward to saying goodbye to 2017. I know I have neglected this blog, but I am hoping to be back at the beginning of January.