Here we are - having survived the end of the world. And, fittingly, we made it, on the shortest day of the year. Rejoice: the light starts coming back as of tomorrow, and Christmas is coming too! Eyewear will be back in 2013, with more posts about poetry, film, music, and politics, and the new books we'll be publishing - we have some eye-catching reviews lined up. For now, it's time to start hanging up the stockings by the chimney with care. Also, spare a moment for those who are ill in body or mind, in prison, homeless, away at war, lonely, or depressed. Try and give someone you may know who is having a hard time a better time of it. May I wish you a very happy time with your families and friends, and all the best for the new year.