Today, at 12:04 precisely, is the winter solstice, so today is the shortest day. Not only that, but the other half has reported a ‘strange blue patch’ in the sky and seeing ‘some sort of a light’. It’s probably a hallucination, but some people believe this is the legendary celestial body ‘the sun’.
From here on in, things can only get – well, brighter.
Until the 21st June, that is.
(more than you ever really needed to know about solstices here)