I've sprung into action and bought my tickets for StAnza. Was inspired to be very sharp off the mark in order to lay hands on a ticket to John Burnside's Round Table reading. But it all looks fabulous. I'll hear Stewart Conn, Marilyn Hacker, Paul Farley, Selima Hill, Ciaran Carson, Douglas Dunn, not to mention the one and only Rab Wilson and the devastatingly unique Hugh McMillan, and (as they say) more.
Tonight it's snowing. Our 11 year old spent his Christmas money on a faster sledge, so there is loud rejoicing.