The other day, my kids were discussing their favourite holiday – for me it has always been December. I love having some decent time off, getting away from the humdrum of the regular routine and spending quality time with my immediate family. I may complain about the crowds – but really, I like the fact that others too are taking time off and spending it with their loved ones.
The lead-up to the holidays is also a special time that passes in a blur of activity. The intensity of exams is followed by frenzied shopping for all things Xmas and back-to school, seeing friends and family for the all important end-of-year celebrations and trying to get those urgent projects out, before our agency closes for the holidays. The day before we leave almost always ends in an all-nighter doing lastminute.com things. It’s become part of our tradition.