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Mem­bers of my fam­ily are suf­fer­ing from the win­ter lurgy.

This year’s nasty strain ap­pears to in­volve a nasty dry cough, loss of ap­petite and gen­eral tired­ness.

Every time I men­tion it some­one else has a story of a friend or fam­ily mem­ber with the same symp­toms.

I shouldn’t com­plain. It is sim­ply one of the evils of win­ter.

So I have de­cided in­stead to fo­cus on the pos­i­tives of win­ter.

Ski­ing is at the top of the list - though it would be nice to see a bit more snow land on our slopes be­fore the sea­son is done.

Team sports is an­other great plea­sure. Netball dom­i­nates in our house.

I also love cook­ing (and eat­ing) hearty food, red wine, Triv­ial Pur­suit, movies, out­door spas, wear­ing meri­nos, hats and gloves and the ex­cuse to read and write.

Which brings me to our Short Story com­pe­ti­tion. En­tries are com­ing in and en­try forms are still go­ing out. What bet­ter way to spend some qual­ity win­ter time. Get in touch now for all the in­for­ma­tion: mir­

Deb­bie Jamieson

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