I've had a couple of queries asking whether I'll be running a sequel to last year's Beer Advent Calendar.  Maybe another set of 24 fine ale reviews, or could I be moving onto wine or whisky this year?

Well, I would hate to disappoint you... but I'm going to anyway.  No advent calendar on ianfnelson.com this year.  Sorry!  I've, uh, been busy.  Maybe if you're very good, and I get some time to spare over the Christmas break I will finally get round to typing up my copious notes from our USA Trip in April (!).  Last time I blogged about it, we had just had breakfast on the first day!