This time of year means different things to different people. We all construct the season in ways that makes sense to us. My Christmas will be different from yours. We all wake with different traditions, different fantasies. We come from different faiths or none.
Whatever it means to you - I hope you have a peaceful time with those you love.
As I will.
And, before the decorations are down, I'm off to Bangkok - and then anything can happen. With luck I'll make it to Laos.
So this may be my last blog for a while - I'll be in touch while I'm away, when I have time and internet connections (the two may not always coincide).
Enjoy the dark days. By the time I'm back it might be light before eight in the morning. (If not I'm going back).
And many thanks to everyone who has supported my blog this year. May 2013 be kind to you all.