Well, that’s the festivities over once again for another year.
Time for the world to go back to normal and everyone to go back to work.
No more not knowing what day it is and time to put away the decorations.
The shops have already swapped the Christmas choccies, cards and gifts for Easter eggs. It’s crazy.
A creme egg is not what I’m looking for just days after December 25 – there’s months to go before we get there!
Although we’re only a week into the new year, I’m already another year older but I’m not sure it makes me any wiser.
Let’s be honest, it just means there’s a long time to wait before we get back to Christmas, New Year and my birthday. Having a birthday around this time of year isn’t great, it’s often forgotten (although not by the FFP team I must add) and everyone is already partied out from the previous two weeks and starting to worry about how much they have eaten and how much they have spent.
Those unlucky enough to have their birthdays in December or January should be allowed to pick a date of their choosing at any other time of the year on which to celebrate their birthday instead.
Come Hogmanay and January 1 there’s always a question that gets asked and it’s one that I don’t like – have you made any new year resolutions?
There’s a simple answer to this for me and that’s no.
I don’t see the point in wasting time, even if it’s just a few minutes, thinking of a resolution that you know you’re only going to break as soon as you’ve thought of it.
If you want to change something in your life you can do it at any time, not just at new year.