I usually take a break from blogging about this time of year, so, as I mentioned last week, I'll be doing that again. Not many of you have been reading the last couple of weeks anyway. I'm shutting it down for a little longer this time, maybe as long as a month. And this time if I suddenly get a spate of unexpected interviews I won't interrupt my hiatus to blab about it. Probably.
I delivered a Christmas present to a friend in November, because I wasn't going to see her before January, and I was taken aback for a moment when she opened it then and there. Why wouldn't she wait until Christmas? Later I remembered that she is Jewish, so never grew up following that tradition. I spent a moment asking myself if I had committed a faux pas by giving her a Christmas present, but only for a moment. Of course I hadn't. If someone gave me a present or a happy greeting to celebrate Kwanzaa or the winter solstice or the end of Ramadan or the continued absence of the flying spaghetti monster, I'd be honoured. So on that note, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my wonderful readers, whatever you do or do not celebrate. Have a good time, even if you're working Christmas and New Year's. As I originally wrote this I thought I would be, but I've just found out I'll be home for both. Even better when it comes as a surprise. Thank you for all your comments and e-mails this year, I'm delighted by the diversity and knowledge of my readers.
I was going to post my New Year's Resolutions today, too, but the Secret Cabal of the Aviation Blogosphere has decreed December 28th to be the day of the New Year's Resolution, so you'll get a bonus post then.