Normally I post a short Christmas greeting here on 25th December each year as we spend the day celebrating with any of the Offspring who have come home. This year will be very different though, as we all took the decision early that none of our family would travel over the Christmas period. In retrospect, I’m very glad we made that choice when we did, as it *has* avoided major disappointments.

So Mr. Kaggsy and I will be celebrating quietly at home, and spending time connecting with the family digitally. It *will* be odd, but we would rather this and all stay safe than take any risks. I hope that, wherever you are, you and your loved ones stay safe – and have as Merry a Christmas as you can! I will be back in a few days with gratuitous pictures of new books and an attempt to round up my best of the year’s reading – in the meantime, take care all!