Christmas meal out with the Labour Group staff later today.
Every one of them deserves a medal this year - no, not for putting up with us! ... although; come to think about it :-)) ... but for coping so magnificently with a very intense period of change since May.
And I'm not just referring to the move from Administration to Opposition, but the under-noted story of the move to STV-PR (of which I'm still an ardent supporter!) has been the very significant increase in workload at a Ward level for each elected Member ... and every staff member in Edinburgh has three Councillors to support!
It's been a big transition for all staff concerned ... and they've coped wonderfully ... just couldn't do our job without them!