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De­cem­ber is a bit like an old­fash­ioned hour glass. All the lit­tle bits and pix­els that make up any­one’s year sud­denly be­come highly agi­tated and surge like live­stock through a nar­row open farm-gate . . . and in­evitably into the next pad­dock.

That pad­dock, num­ber 2016, with its prom­ise of lush growth and new beginnings, beck­ons.

But be­fore we slip through the bot­tle­neck be­tween one and the other, there are count­less dozens of things to get done, peo­ple to or­gan­ise, ar­range­ments to be made, with school hol­i­days com­pli­cat­ing the mix.

It makes for an ex­cit­ing as well as hec­ti­cally busy, bor­der­ing on the in­con­ve­nient, time.

Do re­mem­ber to take a break and fo­cus on the im­por­tant things in your life – fam­ily, friends and so­cia­ble fes­tiv­i­ties.

Be safe, party safe and drive safe. There’s no sense adding to the sea­sonal stresses by be­ing reck­less be­hind the wheel, or with your credit card.

– Richard

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