It's almost time to look for the Tom Lehrer album again, to refresh my memory for the words of his "Christmas Carol".
Over the past weekend, several nearby residents braved the cold and the torrential rain to put up their outdoor Christmas decorations. The most popular item in this street is the string of flashing lights hung across the gutter above the garage and front door, so that on all sides there are flashing strands of blue or white lights, and even one that changes colour every few moments.
This morning our first Christmas card arrived.
I suppose normal life will be resumed about the 7th of January next year; in the meantime I may hibernate.