Winter has come and the landscape has been truly spectacular. Stuck in the middle of a rather hectic pre-Christmas rush to get all the work done, there’s a few things to announce: First, we’ve issued acall for winter images of cemeterieson cemeteryscapes, so get your camera out and send us your snapshots. Also, I must admit that England’s progress in the battle for the Ashes has been rather distracting, if delightful. As always, this means long nights withTest Match Special… Finally, to contribute to your festive cheer, have a look at theSausage Roll Weekendand my musings onReading and Eating(and playing with one’s lunch). If you would like to have an Advent Calendar with a handmade twist, you get a new idea for the Christmas Seasonhereeach day.