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That time of the year

It’s “that time of the year”. Christmas has come and gone, and a new year has begun. They’re calling this one “2013”. It’s as good a name as any I suppose, and it’s handily one higher than last year, which makes it easy to remember.

I once wrote that I hate Thursdays. Well, I hate January as well. So you can imagine how I feel about Thursdays in January.

Anyhoo, January always seems like a bit of a let-down. All the anticipation, decorations and what-not have gone and we’re left with nothing but yet another whole new year to get through. There’s nothing at all between now and Easter, unless you count Valentine’s Day, which is just depressing if you’re on your own.

The problem with the year these days is that the whole thing is exactly the same. Once upon a time you could at least see the seasons change. A few years ago that stopped, and now we get:


Spring in the UK. And Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Picture by Tony Atkin (geograph.co.uk, Creative Commons licence) taken near St. Austell, Cornwall.

  • Spring – raining
  • Summer – raining and warm
  • Autumn – raining and windy
  • Winter – raining and cold

To be fair, it snowed a couple of winters ago, but that was quite unusual. Many years ago summers could get quite hot for long periods (in Cornwall that means temperatures in the mid to high twenties) and you could go outside in a T-shirt and shorts (well I couldn’t on account of my big fat legs), but last year all it did was rain.

Well, I guess too much rain all year is far better than no rain for years.

So let’s lift a glass to 2013 and see what it has in store!

(Could it be exactly the same as 2012…?)

  1. January 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Sounds like Holland! We haven’t had a summer last year. So let’s hope it will be different from 2012. Oh wait I am not in Holland around that time. Well lets cross fingers for a proper Winter then! Raising my glass and wishing you a wonderful 2013.

    Cheers!! 🙂


    • January 8, 2013 at 8:02 am

      It rained really hard my last summer holiday. I didn’t leave the flat for 2 weeks except for shopping. I can almost forgive wet summers if it means mild winters, though. If I lived within walking distance of work, I’d love snowy winters but I hate slipping and sliding the car up the road…


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