Today is the first Sunday of Advent. The stars are hung and lit, the candles ready - the first one already shining brightly, symbolising hope and waiting. It is the darkest part of the year - which I suppose only makes us enjoy the light even more. Being the sun, stars, the glittering snow - or candles and decorations following this season.
This first Sunday of Advent comes with a small gift, one that I hope will bring excitement (and perhaps something more?) as we count down the days until Christmas.