I decided at lunchtime today that I’m stopping now for Christmas.  I’ve still got all the presents to wrap and a lot of sorting out to do before my Christmas visitors arrive, so having got my last self-imposed deadline out of the way yesterday, I am going to give myself some time off.  I may possibly do a bit of reading, but nothing heavy going and no actual research.

Yesterday I spent four hours discussing the finer points of a set of several political ballads. It was really, really good fun, and very productive.  It’s given me so much to go on too.  A good place to finish I think, so that I’ve got something I’m ready to start on in the new year, full of enthusiasm.

So merry Christmas one and all.