No Christ­mas greet­ings?

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Jan­uary 4 Web­site com­ment So sorry Lad­die you did not ob­vi­ously get a kiss un­der the mistle­toe & Santa didn't come up to your ex­pec­ta­tions, so I will send you greet­ings from an old lady for the New Year.

Per­haps it is be­cause so many of us re­mem­ber times gone by, that we don't feel the need to gorge our­selves, on one par­tic­u­lar day, to over eat, drink more than keeps us up­right on our old legs and have to pull those crack­ers with our fee­ble grip; be­cause we Bri­tish (who adopted the 25th) do not rec­og­nize the Span­ish (& other Chris­tian coun­tries) date of De­cem­ber 24.

I am for­tu­nate that I can af­ford to do these things, if I want, on any day of the year and at my age won't be both­ered if no one ap­proved if I did so. I don't need tin­sel, pa­per hats or loads of cards and presents to add to this.

Of course, I may be way out of line but I look on in hor­ror at read­ing how peo­ple now are get­ting them­selves into debt just to fund this oc­ca­sion. And there I be­lieved it was to cel­e­brate a re­li­gious event in the Chris­tian cal­en­dar.

My own fam­ily were at fault in the 1940s as my sib­lings and I did get an ap­ple and I got a wooden slide with a bear made by Ger­man POWs.

You may also feel it is equally bor­ing that we are taken up with news about Brexit but I can as­sure you this is, to most of us, just a lit­tle bit more im­por­tant not only for us Al­faz del Pi De­cem­ber 8 What is hap­pen­ing in Benidorm these days? The whole town looks like a build­ing site – and one I have to en­ter every day to get to my busi­ness.

Benidorm's a mo­torists' headache on the best of days, a driver’s hell in sum­mer and, since last week, and ab­so­lute night­mare for those of us be­hind the wheel.

I’ll ad­mit there's not 'good time' to carry out roadworks.

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