The darker evenings not only herald the start of winter
They herald the start of a slightly better social life!
In deep winter, the animals are all shut up and safe by 4 pm...
Theatre visits can then be organised. cinema tickets bought, family meals attended and " meeting chris at Osborn house in Llandudno for drinks and nibbles after work" can be organised without the need of rushing home to ( in chris' words) " lock the *€*< birds up"
An hour more at work tonight.....is a small price to pay