From the editor
Our columnist, Megan Nicol Reed, hit the nail on the head last week when writing about Christmas, by noting that it falls, for many of us, at the same time as the finish of school and work, and the beginning of the summer holidays. Which means, essentially, many of us (and to be honest, when I say many, I’m talking largely about women, for whom the present-shopping and wrapping, school holiday programme-booking and desperately-trying-to-find-a-window-cleaner-before-Christmas jobs seem to befall) are wound a just little more tightly than we would like. So I really hope, that by the time you read this, you have finished work, the tree is up, the presents are bought (apart from that one for your cousin who you completely forgot about — but that’s what Plant Barn is for), and you are heading into a series of days that involve too much eating, drinking if that’s your thing and the promise of daily naps to come. And just to ensure you do survive Christmas Day, Greg Bruce has spoken to our Prime Minister, a chef, a couple of comedians and an economist, who all have excellent advice on how to get through the day. We’ll be taking a very short break and will be back on board on January 6. Until then, Merry Christmas and thanks for reading.