I HOPE readers have had an enjoyable few days spending time with family and friends.
You may well be thinking it’s time to get back out of the house and walk off the turkey, the chocolates or whatever else has been around.
Usually at this time of year, if the weather is dry, it’s good to get out and enjoy some local walks or take in some local activities.

Whether its walking up The Cut or around the Battery Park, the Coronation Park or The Esplanade, taking the chance to get out helps gets some fresh air and away from some of the endless repeats on tv.

Christmas time for many people is a difficult time of the year and the people of Germany, in particular Berlin, will be feeling a bit different this year.

As you will be aware, there was an horrific and cowardly attack on a Christmas market in the city last week.

To their credit, the German people have not turned against those seeking refuge. The perpetrator/s of this act have no thought for human life and just like Paris, Nice and Brussels, we must stand firm again terrorism.

We must show that life will continue and the many seeking refuge from war and terrorism deserve our assistance.

This will be my last column for 2016.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish every Tele reader a peaceful and Happy New Year.

I hope 2017 brings continued successes to Inverclyde and Scotland.