25th December 2022 The year draws to a close and the days get shorter. We should get into the mood of Christmas - BUT... BUT instead strikes have disrupted everything from train services to postal deliveries and hospital care. A "short" list who is striking (in no particular order): Royal Mail, Rail, Bus, Highway workers, Nurses, Ambulance, Airport, Border Force, Driving examiners... But here in Yorkshire - God's own country - the magic of the countryside helps to forget the world around! Most of the snow have melted now... ...but a week ago we had a beautiful coating of icy white. This is not a winter resort... ...but the magic of the North York Moors... ...in lovely weird shapes. Even if sometimes the wind is quite gusty... ...the dogs enjoy the snowdrifts... ...and we enjoy the white wideness. Merry Christmas... ...have a good time... ...and Happy holidays.