I love the day that is traditionally known as the shortest day because it is psychologically the beginning of summer! We have had the long run up to Christmas and the days have become darker, rainier and ever more depressing. Now after the shortest day of the year we can face a downhill run. Yes I know that it will not become significant until the end of January but after that everything happens.
The gardens come to life, the buds begin to appear, seeds are sewn and the bowling season is on the horizon. Holidays booked last year suddenly become a reality and Derby County are close to promotion! Oh all right the latter is probably a fantasy but you get the picture.
The shortest day of the year is for me a very welcome day.