It's that time of year
It has been an unusual year for me. I have experienced some highs and lows but I've also experienced some outstanding, selfless and humbling acts of generosity without which I may not have been typing this now. I am lucky to have such good friends, even if, in some cases, I have never actually met them. Such is the bizarre nature of the world in which we live. However, when you consider one quarter of the global population is about to celebrate the birth of someone they've never met yet profess to derive comfort from "knowing", maybe the modern world and its manners aren't so unusual (Dave, you have my permission to extend that if you start preachifying again). And a word here to friend Young Phil whom I have met a couple of times over the past two years, most recently last week. He has played a blinder, as have the Royal Mail. I will experience a noisy late December.