It's time! The house smells of Christmas lilies, the pohutakawa are out, the evenings are lazily long and summer has well and truly moved into the building which means the time to write the last post of the year.
It's a time to appreciate.
This was made so very clear to me yesterday as I went to a harrowingly sad funeral. It was sudden and unexpected which so is especially brutal for those who were close to this lovely woman. Their lives have been thrown into a turmoil of raw grief, which always seems so much crueler around Christmas.
I went as a mark of respect, but it served to remind me that Death has no conscience or social grace and that you really must make the most of life.
On that note (please enjoy, please enjoy, please enjoy), I hope you all have wonderful and safe Christmases, thank you for visiting and a big thank you to my lovely commenters. See you on the other side!