May we take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas. I cannot remember a more turbulent year and many of us are looking forward to 2017 with a degree of trepidation. The events of 2016 have set the world on a very uncertain course and we are in unchartered waters. But that is for next year. Today is, hopefully for you, a day for family and close friends, a day out of our regular schedule. So lets take a moment and give a thought to all those who can't celebrate Christmas. Those working, keeping essential services running, those who are ill in hospital, those with dementia who are not even sure what day it is, those in refugee camps, or war zones, and those on their own without friends and family, those mourning close friends and family and those who for whatever reason ae feeling depressed, down or unhappy. I just hope that whatever happens, in 2017 those leaders who have the power, use it to try and ensure that the world is a better place and by Xmas 2017, we can all feel a bit more hopeful and positive.
And a very special thanks to the blood transfusion service and those people who give blood. Without them, I'd have missed the last 54 Christmas days.
And if you have a diffrent tradition just have a great day, however you spend it.