well, it's over for another year. It's amazing how everything seems to revolve around this one date - it's like a deadline for so many things. Purchasers want to be in their new home by Christmas. Gotta get the car serviced before Christmas (I could understand this one if you were going away, for example, but otherwise - why?). And so on. Of course, early next week the Easter Eggs will be out in the shops.