One of the things that really cheers us up is when we hear from people who’ve stayed, or maybe just come across the blog and email to say ‘Hi, we’re out here’. Here’s Lyra with Clare, who came to volunteer for a week recently, and was kind enough to send a thank you card. This week has also seen greetings from John and Ola in Poland, and others from here in Ireland. Making connections is what keeps our spirits up when the days are shorter and the wind is howling. Hello to you all – may you keep reading (and writing) through the months ahead.