Whatever your beliefs, I wish you the best of the season, and look forward to the return of the sun, even in the midst of the rain.
I am taking a short break, and after the live bloging of our feast last year, someone else is cooking for us this time, it will be great to catch up with family over the next few days.
When I was at sea, we would always toast "Absent Friends" at this time of the year, and as years go by there seem to be more and more of them. I remember them all at this time.
I wish you all the best for 2013, and the new world that awaits us.