I always forget that St Lucy's Day no longer coincides with the shortest day of the year. The focus of our lives closes in not only because the Winter Solstice is approaching but because we find ourselves confronted with a closed prospect. It is one which we accept if not with cheerfulness with the sort of pride required by the inevitable. We have love all round us and lots of kindness, invaluable Christmas gifts.
A present from Pippa for Heidi is a Blurb book of photographs commemorating our party in Sitges last summer where both our families were reunited.