This is what we sent out on December 30th this year:

“We hope 2020 will turn out to be a fantastic Year of the Rat for everybody; that you will all be scooting about hither and thither in prosperous endeavours.”

Instead, all our hopes were fantastically dashed.

Has a year ever been so eagerly seen off?

While being careful what we wish for this time around, we hope 2021 is more of an Ox than a Cow.

Best wishes to all for a safe, healthy, Happy New Year.

Simon, Kyoto, December 31st, 2020