Christmas time can be noisy and busy, especially for parents of young families. It can be hard to find some tranquillity, or even silence, in the madness of it all. It is important to enjoy the hustle and bustle of life and to know that it will not always be that way. A day will come when I will have too much time on my hands. I dread that day.

Christmas is a time for family and friends, and I love to have them all around me. It isn’t always possible for various reasons and it is important to understand that our sons and daughters have people to see and places to go.