Just returned from a fireworks party in honour of Guy Fawkes,
On our way there, we saw some youngsters still indulging in guising - the Scottish equivalent of Halloween trick or treating. While we were heading off to celebrate the next winter festival, they were still celebrating the previous one.
Winter is a bit like that. We find all the excuses we can to get together with friends and chase away the dark nights. And if those get togethers involve gathering around warming fires, so much the better.
Its great when friends bring some light into each others lives and its my hope that we'll keep on finding excuses to do just that.
I think the next major fest for us Scots is St Andrew's night, 30th November, but I'm sure we'll find something else before then.