A hectic year shows little sign of slowing as its final weeks fly at me.

But Christmas is around the corner, the tree is in the corner of the loungeroom, carols ring from the record player and magic is about to touch the house. It’s already shining in my daughter’s eyes. May it touch your home too!

Merry Christmas to any cyberspace traveller who reaches my corner of the virtual universe. And to plunder Dickens for a moment (he won’t mind), God bless us every one!