Fast forwarding all the events that happened since my last post, the latest of all are the new year and the Nyilo (Winter Solstice) celebrations with a day's rest in between. New Year eve was a blast. The preparations were superb to our own standards but the turnout was average. Not many people came for the countdown but we still enjoyed thumping to the rhythm of the tracks. It was half past four in the morning when we retired to bed. Last evening we again had a Nyilo get-together but this time it was a closed group function. Nothing could be more exciting than sitting around a fire, sipping home-made Bailey cream, talking on endless topics and watching our kids play. Marilyn Monroe was right in saying "This life is what you make it". No matter where we are, all it takes is one small idea to bring smiles and laughter to many faces and such social gathering surely makes our life cheerful.