Another quiet morning here in Zum Stollenkeller -- Christmas Eve here at Totleigh-in-the-Wold -- with fresh coffee waiting to hear A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College in Cambridge on BBC Radio 4 in just over 10 minutes. I've listened for many, many years, first via BBC World service on the shortwaves for close to 30 years, and more recently online. It is, for me, a very pleasant and reflective way to begin the Christmas festival in earnest. To those who celebrate, Merry Christmas!/ God Jul!/ Frohe Weihnachten! To everyone, peace and goodwill. Undoubtedly, we could have done with more of it in 2015.
The Young Master enjoys the fireside before bedtime yesterday evening.