P1010477 003A mild autumn continues into December.

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My least favourite month, it has to be said.

January runs it pretty close, although at least by then the days are slowly lengthening even if it is still a world of seemingly endless dark and cold.

If, like me, you suffer from low spirits during the winter months I can recommend Boots Max Strength St. John's Wort tablets. If nothing else, the dreams are amazing.

Go for Max Strength, nothing else.

The family came up to us for the holidays. Lovely time had by all. Gavin cooked while Daniel was on Dad duties with Ted.

All staggered (including me, actually) that you could buy a round of drinks in Cleethorpes for 5 people and get change out of a tenner. Good old No. 1 pub.

 And now another poem, this time by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Roll on spring.

Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower—but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.