Contrary to my last post, as we’ve approached the end of December this year, my spirits have improved greatly. Perhaps it’s just the build up to Christmas that spoils it for me but Christmas day itself was a lovely day spent with both family and friends, including one of my friends from university who came down to spend Christmas with us. I still didn’t appear to be the epitome of Christmas spirit (although I reckon that’s more down to the ‘magic’ of Christmas dwindling as you get older) but I still enjoyed it all the same. It’s difficult for me to ignore the fact that this change of tune from earlier on in December is almost definitely caused by the prospect of an…