The joyful seasonal exuberance is not infecting me. I happily and confidently risk being called a spoilsport as the commercial festival is into full swing already with a week gone and 4 weeks to go before it even starts. It will then last a week at least. At least 6 weeks? is far too long.
For the 12 months to september the UK economy is the poorest performing of leading economies but like the pathetic drug addict we too are in search of our "fix" to make it all okay. Earnings lag inflation and have done so for some time. But if we all get excited then maybe it will be okay in the morning. No it will not.
Im saddened and disappointed by the con-commercial-fest beings extended to such a long period. Im not a kill-joy, but realistic about how we are allowing ourselves to be suckered into think free oblivion.
These words from Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1
"If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work,
But when they seldom come, they wished for come,"