Dear Friends and Colleagues, members of EAJRS,
I hope you have started the New Year in good spirit and good health. North Western Europe has been visited upon by an exceptionally hard winter, and it seems that General Winter (fuyu shôgun) still goes on renewing his offensives unabated. I am writing this message in the midst of a snow-covered landscape, which is nice if one can stay at home, but which quickly loses its charms on the road to work. We hope that spring will not tarry too long, and in the meantime we send you our best greetings in anticipation.