Friday, December 23, 2011

Yesterday Was The Shortest Day Of The Year

Oh, I really wanted to get this photo taken just at the sun was officially set, but I just missed it, and I also wanted to post it yesterday, but have only just got home. Well, I will post it now a couple of minutes into Friday.
Thursday was the shortest day of the year, and in Oxford the sunset at 1557, as you can see from the time in this photo, I just missed this time, according to the clock on Carfax Tower. From now on our days in Oxford will start to get a little longer each day. At the moment the sun is rising at about 0811. giving us about 7hrs 47mins of day light each day. Summer here we come!!

1 comment:

Kris said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting my comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, or those that have all seem a little worse for wear (if you catch my drift). All they seem to do is sit around smoking cigarettes that, frankly, smell funny. In addition, they play cards and tell dirty jokes rather than do their jobs! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape.

I now have my two sons pulling the sleigh, but they are struggling. I’ve been told that it’s a big ask for a three and five year old, but I made it this far with a couple of mangy chooks, an arthritic wallaby and three peculiar wombats! Unfortunately, we lost all bar one wombat over Mumbai (and the sole survivor is exhibiting clear signs of PTSD).

Anyway, all the way down here at the bottom of the world (A.K.A. Tasmania), and from myself, Jen, Henry and Ezra, please have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus/Ashura and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your pork pies/ prawn cocktails/ currywurst are all as tasty as can be!