END OF THE YEAR RUSHES CLOSER
OKAY, so football is over for another year. What are you going to do to keep yourself entertained now the cheering has died down? You can start to plan your Melbourne Cup celebrations. It is the first Tuesday in November and it would be un-Australian not to have a bet and tipple to mark the race that stops a nation. And after that, it will be time to focus on Christmas. What do you buy a mother-inlaw who has every kitchen appliance know to mankind and enough clothes to fill a small store? Is there time to start a fitness program before the summer holidays? Should you work on a tan? A middle-aged paunch and lily white skin is not exactly this year’s beach look. And then it will be January 1, with its obligatory hangover to start the New Year, a swag of broken resolutions and a return to the daily grind. Where the hell did the year go?
Rick Lee - Regional editor