Well, we're past the solstice and the days are slowly getting longer again. I don't mind admitting that it has been a struggle for me over the last couple of weeks with a perpetual cycle of feeling tired, struggling into work and back again and then waking up the next day to do it again. I'm only now adjusting to having the next twelve days off and it is very relaxing to be sitting inside in the warm with the fairy lights round the room gently twinkling.
I managed a few jobs round the house today including cleaning some of the grime off my car windows - it was a bit hairy driving home from Leeds last night with the windscreen smeared with salt off the road and being unable to use the wipers because the washer fluid had frozen solid in the minus nine temperatures, even with a double strength mixture. I also cleaned the fridge prior to it being well stocked by Jan with all of the usual goodies and treats.
I'm off out shortly to pick up Alicia from the station and then I think that the festivities can start in earnest.