Editorial – January 2023

I tend to find January a bit of a dead month in the Northern Hemisphere. There’s the tail end of the midwinter festivities, everyone is broke, and the weather awful so no one wants to go out. There are no conventions. It is all a bit dull, which is just as well because I have LGBT History Month to prepare for.

I also have a house to work on. Progress is being made. Most importantly I now have a proper bed, not just a mattress on the floor. It is very comfortable, and that means I tend not to want to get out of it in the morning. That’s especially the case on mornings when the sun streams through the bedroom window. As is well known, us cats can be imprisoned by sunbeams.

I have bookcases. With the help of Roz, Jo and Chris I have erected a Billy corner unit. I now have three more Billys on order. Once they are up I should be able to get all of the books shelved.

Meanwhile life in Wales is proving very pleasant. I’ve found a good butcher who stocks venison. I’ve got an amazing new hairdresser. I’ve found a lovely little cafe that makes their own donuts. And while it is early days yet I think that the service I get out of NHS Wales is going to be immeasurably better than I had in England.

Of course it is Six Nations season soon, so the entire country is consumed with Rugby Drama. Fortunately for you, I’m not going to bore you with that.