What an end to the year! This day was slipped in as an extra as if we are not really coming up to the shortest day of the year.
Fuschsia still bloomingsunrise dramatic and temperatures abnormally high.
It is so sad to hear of the death of another prominent figure AA Gill restaurant critic of the Sunday Times he entertained us so well with his incredibly witty columns His last insight into the compassion of a NHS nurse said so much about his true nature.
He knew that compassion is not something you can pay for . He got that from the public sector and I hope it gave him some comfort in his last agonising days. On a beautiful day like today it is hard to believe that such suffering exists.
His only desire was to have more time with his family . A lesson for us all as we rush around getting ready for Christmas .