Editor’s Letter; Things We Love; Megan Nicol Reed
Yes, we all know it’s stressful trying to get organised for Christmas, but spare a thought for those on the frontlines, particularly the retail workers. Kim Knight spent a day at The Warehouse and Smith & Caughey’s to see what life is like from behind the counter in the lead-up to Christmas Day. Hint: it’s not all jingle bells and eggnog. Also this week, what to do if you disgrace yourself at the office Christmas party, Annabel Langbein bakes some edible Christmas treats that are ideal to give away as gifts, and we have a four-page gift guide to help you decide what to buy the significant other or little person in your life. And if all this talk of Christmas is doing your head in, respite is available in the form of an interview with Michael Bloomberg — the billionaire former New York mayor who insists on being called Mike and who is mulling over a run against Trump in 2020 — and the late, great John Clarke, who some years ago penned his thoughts about the Kiwi sense of humour, an extract of which runs today.