Thursday, 21 December 2017

Χρόνια πολλά για μένα ...

Happy Birthday to me ...
In accordance with my own time honoured tradition, I am having a day off. So will be off for a nice cup of mint tea, and a slice of cake, with SWMBO & Junior some time later. I have a few crazy days planned ahead, well it will soon be Christmas, so better pace myself accordingly.

I may fall off the wagon just after the solstice later today today ...

Happy winter solstice, which reminds me,  Shortest day = Longest night.

Its also the Feast of Juul, when Thor and my mate Stig will probably both be celebrating the shortest day of the year.

The solstice occurs at 16:28 GMT, marking the start of astronomical winter, and the shortest day of the year. So Stig - if you are dancing naked at Stonehenge - Well done to you.

The sun will soon start climbing in the sky again. So it will soon be summer again.

Remember "A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun" - (Other newspapers are available) ...

Enjoy the trip, and especially your seven hours and 50 minutes of northern hemisphere daylight, wherever you are ...

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  1. Happy Birthday young man, may all your wishes come true x

    1. I said that to SWMBO, she said 'they had better not' :) ...

  2. Born on the day with the shortest night maybe it was a hint you should have been an astronomer. :-)

  3. Happy Christmas to you Ian,and your family.
    Hope the year ahead is good to all of you.
    We may see you in May 2018!

  4. It's never toooo late to send a friend Happy Birthday wishes .... I hope ;)

    Peace, health and happiness for 2018 x

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