Celtic have effectively been given permission to take a brief winter break in January after the Scottish Professional Football League agreed to the postponement of a fixture with Kilmarnock.
IT was the first, hopefully, of many.
SO spoiled have Celtic supporters been for European adventures that the reaction from some to this year's Champions League draw was akin to a child being told they were getting cabbage for their dinner.
ON the eve of another exhilarating Champions League encounter with Barcelona, Neil Lennon delivered a simple but evocative message.
THERE was one for each player along with an instruction to take it home, watch it and soak everything up as if it had happened yesterday.