Well, although the prevailing weather has been a proper pain in the hole of late, at least we’re about to get payoff, in the form of the whitest of white Christmases that most of us will have ever seen. I doubt if we’ll be warbling that old Bing Crosby number with the same gusto in future years, now that those romantic notions of a white Christmas have well and truly been trumped by the uncompromising reality of same but at least the big lad in the red suit should have no trouble finding a suitable landing spot for his sleigh dish ear.
Me, I’m about to open another bottle of O’Hara’s (one of my finds of the year) and put my online feet up for a few days but, before I do, I’d like to wish everyone all the best for Christmas and New Year. Thanks to all who provided comments on the site over the course of the year as well as to the growing numbers who made contact via email. It was also very nice to meet some of you (you know who you are) during 2010 and it’d be good to see this online community grow in the real world over the next while.
I’d like to pay special tribute to Ed, Liam, ontheroad and Spailpín for their wonderful guest contributions to the site over the last few weeks: this is an experiment I’m very keen to expand on in the year ahead. Thanks too to Donal O’Donoghue, Mick Byrne and Padraig Ferguson for their invaluable help in making the results archive as extensive as it now is.
Take it away, Bing: