Christmas greetings

Normally, at this time of the year, I close down the blog over Christmas and New Year, while looking forward to much feasting and boozing with the family. Alas, my days of even mild dissipation are past me nowadays, but don’t let that put you off: I can still enjoy such things vicariously. “A fine thing when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy!” as General Sternwood famously said.

Well, at least the children (I still find myself calling them “children”) are back home for the holidays, so it seems almost like old times!

Have a very good Christmas and New Year, and God bless us, every one!


“Nativity” by Piero della Francesca, courtesy National Gallery, London

7 responses to this post.

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    See you next year.


  2. Posted by caromalc on December 20, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I echo Fred’s sentiments, though Christmas here in NZ has a very different feel from a British one. Summertime, long holidays, beaches, barbecues…but still turkeys and ham for our family and presents and Santa, and mad shopping. (Not so much Xmas puds though, since most of us don’t like them.)

    Best Wishes to everyone, Caro.


  3. Posted by David on December 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you for all of your wonderful, thoughtful posts. I look forward to more of your musings in the New Year..

    Merry Christmas!


  4. Merry Christmas all.


  5. Posted by Chuck Redman on December 21, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Thank you, Himadri, for making the year so much richer with your thoughtful and stimulating blog posts. Have a safe and peaceful holiday.


  6. Merry Christmas to you too – have a lovely time with your family and look forward to your posts in the new year!


  7. Thank you all, you’re all very kind. See you next year!


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