I love the Christmas and New Year period.
Maybe I’m blessed because my birthday falls between the two. I always try and take a full break from work across the one to two weeks (at least since I left the hotel business all those years ago) so that it becomes a period of contemplation, fun, family and friends. Time to consider the year’s achievements and not-such-an-achievement-after-alls. Time to plan and set new goals for the new year (abetted this year by Nicholas Bate’s You, Only Better).
But now it’s 2014. Fine wine and great food enjoyed. Batteries re-charged. Bursting with energy. Time to come out fighting.