Tag: Christmas

The end of the Christmas Twilight Zone

We are finally escaping┬áthe annual twilight zone between Christmas and New Year – those unnerving and unsettling 10 days when we are not quite sure where we are, what day it is, and what exactly we are meant to be doing. Are we to celebrate, relax, work or to make full and productive use of…


Waking at dawn, with hushed excitement, and sleepy eyes, ready to realise our dreams and our hopes, we lined up our presents and absorbed the coloured ribbons and paper.

Canaries Christmas

Strange, in the third week of December, to be sat round a pool in the blazing heat, concerned about burning rather than work and Christmas presents. Work can manage without me (I have to accept). My blackberry is switched off and safely locked in the room safe. And the presents will take care of themselves…