10 o'clock this evening on June 21st is the Winter solstice for us down here in the Southern hemisphere. According to Wikipedia, we should be celebrating with "Festivals, spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing, fires". I lit the wood fire to warm the IsecT office before 8 this morning as usual. Having just fed the animals, I'm singing along to the radio as usual while I work. As to feasting, maybe we'll splash out on a special meal this weekend.
Up there on the Far Side, it's Midsommerfest which means festivals, spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing ... but no fires, hopefully. Most people are looking forward to summer holidays, I guess. We're looking forward to longer, warmer days and spring lambs, talking of which our Prime Minister is in hospital having a baby. It's OK though because we have a caretaker PM keeping an eye on things. The next few weeks will be interesting in NZ politics.