Nice surprise this morning at the start of advent.
Twenty four cans of beer, given that I don't actually drink much these days might be a challenge or the opportunity to get some help in to work through the variety of festive ales.
Today's starter beer is Viennese larger, cooling in the fridge.
Interesting that in many eastern European churches, the nativity Fast is a similar period of penance and preparation that occurs during the 40 days before Christmas, given the excesses most of us indulge in over Christmas that might perhaps be a more sensible preparation.
However you engage with Advent, most would see it as a see it as a time for hope and joy which we could all do with more of in the world today.