I am always chuffed when people come up to me at weddings, funerals and other events and tell that they enjoy my Thoughts For The Day. When you are sitting in the studio at what is for me an unearthly hour with two presenters and a few producers through the studio glass, it is good to hear that people are listening and even finding those short thoughts useful.
So, for those of you who are interested, I started a new series of 4 Wednesdays on Good Morning Ulster (BBC Radio Ulster) starting on December 11th.
If you stop to calculate that, the good news of this Christmas time is that you have the choice of hearing my dulcet north Antrim tones not only on Christmas Day but New Year's Day as well.
Thank you for listening and I am working harder than normal to make these Thoughts inspirational and challenging as we journey towards the manger in the wake of elections and a very uncertain future.