Dat Winter Solstice tho

It’s today. And I’m timing this post to appear on the internet at exactly the same time as the sun begins to light up Cape Town.

Which it is doing like this:

“Several billion trillion tons of superhot exploding hydrogen nuclei rose slowly above the horizon and managed to look small, cold and slightly damp.”

It’s one of my favourite Douglas Adams quotes, and it seems wholly appropriate for the chilly, moist conditions that typify a real Cape winter, and with it, today.

The days get longer from tomorrow, guys. Summertime may be a long way off, but it is on its way.