Where has this year gone? It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the turning of the year last time, and celebrating only a few weeks later, Louise’s birthday at Kimchee. Spring was, shall we say, nothing to write home about, summer seemed to rush by and saw us take a weekend to visit Paris and Versailles, and I’m not actually sure we had an Autumn this year as Summer seemed to last well into October and segued into Winter with barely a change… like setting a music player to cross fade while playing Holst’s “The Planets”.

And now, here we are again in December. We’ve just about finished preparing for tomorrow, though Louise is going to have to do most of the work in cooking as I’m not allowed to lift any significant weight until at least the end of February. Heh, suits me. I feel plenty recovered, but I guess I don’t want to inadvertently strain anything.

I’m kind of looking forward to it tomorrow if the truth be told. It’ll be the first Hogswatch¹ I’ll have spent with Louise and we both plan to make it as much fun as we can. After lunch, and through ’til the turn of the year, we plan to be open house, so that friends, assuming there’s transport, can visit us for a cup of tea² and a chat³ at some time during the holiday period.

Right now, I’m listening to an album on Spotify called Wintersmith, by Steeleye Span based on the novel of the same name and in collaboration with pTerry. It is surprisingly good.

Happy Hogswatch everyone!

¹ If you don’t know, then I suggest you obtain The Hogfather, by pTerry (either in print or on dvd)
or something stronger.
³ movies, music, games…

Featured image is copyright Ian Barnard © 2012 and taken from his website.