It is Christmas Eve. Gosh, it has come round quickly, again!
I hope everyone reading this, following the blog and looking at the various tweets I'm posting (as Roundwood's World) has a wonderful Christmas.
And at this time of year I think of friends who may have had a tough old year, or who are far from home. My heart-felt good wishes for the season go out to all of you.
And also, in particular, I think of friends in the blogosphere who will not be with us this year, and of their families who will find this a difficut time of year. This Christmas, I particularly remember two greatly respected and much loved personalities from our hobby who passed this year - blogger Captain Richard, and wargamer (and grumpy old chap) Allen E. Curtis. Their kind words and grace blessed me many times, and I shall never forget them.
To Richard and Allen's families, I wish you all the blessings of Christmas. I shall be thinking of both Richard and Allen tomorrow, with great fondness.