May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have been able to spend this family orientated day with family and friends, or at least remembering happy times of previous Christmases. While this period seems to have turned into a commercial holiday with little thought for anything other than presents, fine food and beverage and general over indulgence I try to keep at the forefront of my mind, the reason for this season.
I realise many of my readers may not be Christians but I trust you will not take any offense at me using the salutation “Merry Christmas” instead of the PC alternative of Happy Holidays. While I do wish we all enjoy the holiday period, be it the short time of the northern hemisphere or the longer summer break we enjoy in the south, personally I want to celebrate this joyous day by acknowledging the birth of our Lord.
Merry Christmas everyone.