The Note is taking a break for Christmas roughly coinciding with the closure of Belfast libraries and their warm, welcoming wi-fi lounges, for which many thanks this year.
If you’re celebrating the season, have a wonderful time. If you’re not, have a wonderful time. And good wishes to all service personnel overseas and anyone who won’t be with their loved ones.
Hopefully see you again after a peaceful few days…
Finally, at this solemn time of year, we really need to take a long, hard look at what sort of world we’ll eventually be leaving to Keith Richards.