Wow, 4 posts in a year (one in the past 6 months), is a very slack effort. No point apologising. Work and life got in the way.
It's Friday 23/12 (12/23) and I'm just about to get stuck into the last glass and dribble of a Western Australian Pinot Grigio, but now is as good a time as any to wish anyone who still passes by the Merriest of Christmases, or a celebration of the holiday of your choice.
Tomorrow is a busy day for me. Starts early with the last of the Christmas shopping for niece #3 and nephew #1, and something for the rest of the family. Then its hitting the supermarket and bottlemart for the Christmas food and cheer, and then later on Saturday afternoon I head into town (bus) for the Metropolitan Community Church of Sydney's annual Christmas Eve service, where as part of the choir,I get to join a packed town hall singing carols and Christmas songs and hearing another slant on the eternal message of hope.
At the moment the world needs a little hope. I'm thinking of the people in Christchurch New Zealand who suffered another earthquake/aftershock (about the 4th in 12 months), and also the people of Darwin in the Northern Terrority, bracing for a cyclone. The territorians well remember Cyclone Tracey of Christmas Eve, 1974, when Santa never made it into Darwin, disaster struck at dawn on Christmas Day. Hopefully this one won't be as bad as the last.
I'm also thinking about a friend who has age, and the infirmities associated with it catching up so I trust that Christmas will peaceful, joyous, and special for you and your family.
Next week's post is for resolutions, so I'll just take the time to wish you a Merry Christmas. Take care, and we're thinking about you.