Hello and welcome to the first Soltalk of 2022. We hope you all had a great Christmas but as I am writing this before the event it is still up in the air in the UK as to whether another lockdown will be declared either before Christmas or on just after. Best just to keep plans flexible I feel…

I have always been a glass half full person and I like the theory that the Omicron strain of Covid is the big splash that marks the start of Covid vanishing into the woodwork! Oh well I might be right one day! It would really be nice to watch a whole news programme one day without hearing the Covid word that’s for sure.

I love the fantastic example set by the Queen. Apparently

‘Operation Omicron’ is underway at Buckingham Palace to ensure Her Majesty is not alone at Christmas. The monarch could be without some of her family members if her plans to spend Christmas at Sandringham are cancelled.

After she chose to scrap the traditional pre-Christmas dinner for up to 50 family members due to soaring Covid cases, sources have said that ‘all plans are under consideration’ – including her annual trip to Norfolk. It means that the 95-year-old – who is facing her first Christmas without Prince Philip – could spend a second festive season at Windsor Castle. At least there is one leading figure setting a good example!

We hope you enjoy this issue, we have all the usual news and regular features along with some great pictures of the living Nativity. And we wish you all a very, very happy new year!

SARAH BROOKES

 

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