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