Just noticed how long it’s been since I posted. No deep thoughts today.
Spent Christmas and New Year’s in England, just to see what it was like. As a vacation, it was absolutely wonderful. But if I ever go back, I won’t go at Christmas. In 2013, Christmas (and also New Year’s Day) was on Wednesday. Because of this, many businesses closed early Tue, and many did not open again until Fri — some businesses closed the entire two weeks. While that’s nice for the owners; I could not patronize the shops. Most of the time this didn’t matter, but the laundry place impacted our planning.
There was an utterly amazing fireworks show put on for New Year’s Eve.