A Merry Christmas to readers of the blog site and all the very best for 2017!
Like most people, I will be taking some time off to celebrate with family and friends although it is always good to spare a thought for the folks who keep the emergency services going at this time of year and those working in bars, restaurants, shops and so on.
When normal service resumes again in the New Year, the focus of my attention will be on Glasgow City Council which is where the fight for equal pay began back in 2005.
Until then it's peace and goodwill all round.
A chap I follow on Twitter (Hopi Sen) posted this great track by an American signer songwriter from Texas, Robert Earl Keen.
Now I'd never heard of Robert Earl Keen before, but I'll be sure to check him out because his music is funny and mischievous, as well as being a real treat for the ears.
Family get togethers can be chaotic, fractious and noisy affairs - yet strangely they seem to work, for the most part at least.