FROM THE EDITOR
This year’s metaphorical year-long race has hit the final lap. December comes and everything speeds up as the annual finish/start line approaches.
There’s a veritable cadenza of Christmas-related events catherine-wheeling towards us as the countdown intensifies, and trying to fit everything in before the holidays can be, well, trying.
Main focus this week will of course be the city Santa Parade with its associated markets, music and merrymaking.
The beauty of the annual parade day, is that, barring any ancilliary expenses (and when there are children involved that can sometimes be unavoidable), the event offers a light-hearted, no-cost diversion and a short suspension from the more pressing seasonal engagements and obligations.
Remember that Christmas is as stressful as you choose to make it, and taking time out with family to enjoy a fun community outing is perhaps as good a way to spend a summer’s day as any.