Loving you, loving me, loving Christmas

Skating at Somerset House Strand London WC2 © DavidAltheerQ@gmail.com

THE CHALLENGE IS to write this succinctly yet meaningfully… and with a little less irony than in the headline.

Let’s try, too, to do better than last year’s long Loving Dalston paean to the season. It was too long.

A big thank-you for continuing to read this site. By itself that supports Loving Dalston’s attempt to report news that the better-resourced media miss or ignore… something that somebody somewhere does not want anybody anywhere to read, as the great definition more or less has it.Christmas wreath in Dalston London E8 2EP © davidaltheer@gmail.com

Thanks, too, for not questioning our apparent reluctance to embrace the latest developments in news websites, as so well utilised by the BBC, Mashable, Guardian, Vice and others. It is because of resources and, because the editor concentrates more time on reporting news than on doing technology.

Thanks, too, to the businesses that continue to give vital financial support with their advertising.

And I hope you, dear readers, will understand my using a non-Hackney picture at the top: I was filled with child-like delight by the joy of skating at Somerset House during Advent. The other pic is of a wreath in Dalston.

But above all, Loving Dalston wishes you


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