The night of 21st December was the longest of the year. And the cold snap this weekend means that this month is one of the coldest Decembers since, well, since last December. And that was one of the coldest since a good three years previous.
But the good news is that, despite the onrush of global warming, the days are going to start getting longer; the sun is going to shine a bit more every day.
And it’s Christmas Day in about 50 hours, and I’m on holiday this week, so these are the best 50 hours of the year.