Can we move the Japanese Ambassador to four o’clock tomorrow?

The Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) in: Love Actually

This is my favourite scene in my favourite Christmas Movie. Dance as if no-one was watching.

Another scene I like is Karen’s answer to her daughter’s revelation that she is going to be one of the lobsters in her school’s nativity play: she asks her, somewhat incredulously, whether there were really more than one lobster around when little Jesus was born? – Her daughter has no doubt that there were several. Why else would they have the lobsters in the nativity play?

There are no limits to creativity and to imagination.

We were all a bit tired this week and somewhat under the weather. So rather than having the session in An Saol, Conor came over to the house and tried out mark 2.0 of the enhanced handshoe mouse with Pádraig.

I think that he is on to something quite extraordinary.

I think that there are few people who really have a wonderful, peaceful, happy and relaxed Christmas.

Christmas brings families together for days who normally would not spend more than a couple of hours together. Christmas is a very sentimental time when it’s easy to think back and remember times that were always so much better, so much easier, so much safer, and so much happier than the times we live in now. When people were around who looked after us, made us feel safe, loved us to bits, and took us the way we are. Nonetheless –

I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year 2023.

Thank you for all your support, love, friendship, and fun.

We made this year. We’ll make another one. Together.

And if it all gets a bit too much, we’ll just move that meeting with the Japanese Ambassador, or with whomever, from tomorrow afternoon to some other future date. Actually.