I’m older than I’ve ever been… and now I’m even older… and now I’m older still. In general, getting older is rubbish. Every Winter brings a new lingering ache or pain that wasn’t there before, but will do its best to slow you down and get in your way. The rain feels wetter, the wind feels colder and the long, dark nights arrive quicker than they seemed to the year before.
Saying that though, I do enjoy watching the seasons change, as the leaves turn from green to brown and a bright, washed out sun shines from the pale Winter sky. October brings Halloween, November has Guy Fawkes’ Night and December has Christmas, which leads us to January and New Year’s Day. So whilst the nights might have got longer and darker, there is plenty still to celebrate.