NOVEMBER may not seem the most likely time to celebrate but, here at home in Great Marton, it brings birthdays and anniversaries - so we will!
Mind you, it doesn't take much to put us in a celebratory mood at Edmonds Towers - any excuse will do. Now the UK is on winter time and darker evenings drawing in, with an autumn chill and rain on those fresh Irish-Sea winds, we need some inner cheer.
These days celebrations tend to be quieter, simpler affairs - especially as annual party dates seem to come round increasingly quickly. A good box of chocolates, tastefully wrapped; a colourful bunch of flowers, or a glass or two of something better-than-usual are more than enough. We are people fortunate and mature enough to have most things truly needed.
While trying to be realistic, we also like to be optimistic. Why have a half-empty glass, instead of half-full? Why not believe in something, rather than nothing?
'Unknown Regions'On this light-literary website our aim is to be uplifting in spirit. It was started and is run by retired journalists tired of all that bad news. Instead here are stories hopefully pleasant to read, which are universally greeted.
An overview of this month's audience reveals readers, from west to east, in Canada, United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, China, Philippines as well as 34 in what is mysteriously classed as Unknown Region.
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Best wishes to all.