The days are getting longer and brighter, and evenings seem to go on forever as the sun dwindles over the bays by our house. People are out in the air more: on patios having after work drinks, sitting on porches, taking walks, shopping for the holidays. Little signs of life flourishing everywhere. Last week I crashed 3 Christmas parties thanks to my popular and welcoming coworkers. One even included jugglers. But this week has been a bit slower…did you know people still catch whooping cough? Well they do, and my poor flat has got it, and I’m home from work until Christmas. We’ve had to cancel the party we planned for the weekend, and I’m to stay away from the rest of the world for a moment until the antibiotics do their dirty work. Luckily I’ve discovered a beautiful tonic that goes well with a splash o’ whiskey, because the old fashioned remedy is best, right girls?