Today is the longest night of the year and marks the Winter Solstice for all us pagan-types out there.
It also marks the birthday of one of my very nearest and dearest friends, Govgirl, whom had the audacity to not be at work today after I sent her an e-card, so she'll just have to wait and see it when she goes back to work in January! Happy Birthday dear girl! You are a remarkable woman and a true friend. I am lucky to have known you for as long as I have and look forward to many more years of friendship (Govgirl was the person who introduced me to Monty Python and Douglas Adams, so she holds a rather special place in my heart!).
Regardless, a Happy Solstice to everyone out there and may the turning of the seasons bring hope, joy and prosperity to all!