Most Mis­er­able Day? Let’s pre­tend we’re in par­adise

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - News -

IAL­WAYS nur­ture a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude once Christ­mas and New Year have gone be­cause spring is not far away. And then I go and dis­cover that we are due to have our Most Mis­er­able Day on Wed­nes­day, fol­lowed by Blue Mon­day five days later.

The Most Mis­er­able Day has been cal­cu­lated by out­door heat­ing spe­cial­ists Glow­ing Em­bers, by com­par­ing weather sta­tis­tics from the last 30 years.

Wed­nes­day, they say, will be the cold­est, dark­est and hence most mis­er­able in a month of mis­er­able days. This seems a strange choice be­cause by Wed­nes­day you are look­ing for­ward to the week­end.

Blue Mon­day was cre­ated 14 years ago when a hol­i­day com­pany used pseudo sci­ence in a mar­ket­ing cam­paign to claim the third Mon­day in Jan­uary was the most de­press­ing day of the year.

Which makes a cer­tain sense: the fes­tive sea­son has gone, credit card bills are land­ing on the door­mat, and it’s Mon­day, with Fri­day and the week­end a long way off. I know peo­ple for whom ev­ery Mon­day is blue.

My sun­shine back-up

is a box-set of Tom Sel­leck’s Mag­num PI. The Caribbean or Hawaii, take your

choice.

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