Anyone who has followed this blog since 2006 (!) will know that for me the solstices have enduring significance. Today again I take heart from the fact that the longest night of the year is past and that the days will now gradually lengthen.
Another reason for happiness in Munich is that Jessica arrived back from Berlin for almost ten days of holiday. Well, not quite holiday, given that millennials with key jobs in a serious start-up will be expected to stay in 'home office' mode wherever they might be and whatever the calendar might normally dictate. But she's not complaining... and nor is her Auld Da!