So, we pass the Solstice and find ourselves either mid-Winter and facing the oncoming Spring, or just sinking into Winter. It’s not so much a matter of glass-half-full or glass-half-empty really, more which standard one chooses to adopt. According to the Met Office, Winter has just begun. Me? I understand that there are the oncoming wintry months to face still – but I do like the Pagan tradition of welcoming the returning sun. I just accept that although the sun is on his way, he has an awful long journey to make before we meet him at Platform 5 for his summer holidays in the Northern Isles.