To top it all, I had given no thought - well, almost no thought - until yesterday to Christmas cards. Of course, I had missed the last recommended date for posting cards destined for overseas addresses so they may very well arrive late.
So as well as missing the post, I have mistimed posting these pictures by 24 hours - but the other way! I have recently posted a few pictures taken in the Forêt de Juigné not far from our French hidey hole, including one of a memorial to men shot by the Nazis during World War II. Rather nearer to our village than that memorial is another, just on the edge of the forest.
This is a comparatively new memorial and, while it is good that there is now a more permanent structure, somehow the old, hand-painted sign seemed more emotive.