Well friends and visitors, 2008 is nearly at a close, and we look forward to the new year with a certain amount of intrepidation. With massive losses on pension funds and the Pound slumped to near parity with the Euro, finances seem to be sliding from worse to worse.
My last photograph of 2008 is rather indicative of the current climate and was captured when stopping at a local cafe today for a warming coffee to combat the cold of a leaden grey afternoon. I thought the same as the seagull, finding the place deserted and closed. I just hope they are not another casualty of the economic gloom.