To all my friends on Orchid - a very happy and prosperous new year.
Since Christmas I’ve been giving this whole winter holiday thing
some thought and the first thing that occurred to me was how silly it
is to have a (supposedly) happy holiday in the middle of winter. We
in the west have it all wrong and the way the Aussies do it - having
Christmas in the middle of summer just seems so much more sensible…
so I thought we should perhaps move it on to June… But then I
got to thinking some more and realised that moving it six months
would mess up a load of other things, so, my latest thinking is that
we should just move it to the third week in January. That way we
menfolk would have more time to find a suitable gift for the
’significant other’ and, even better, we would be able to do all our
Christmas shopping in the January sales !! Do you think it would be
worth putting such a proposal to the politicians…??
Ian W. Wright