My friend Annie’s mum always says, ‘From Melbourne Cup Day to the Australia Day long weekend, Australia is in party mode.’
This is almost true – my birthday is at the end of October so for me, the silly season kicks off even earlier.
But sometimes, I wonder, why are all the celebration points on the calendar packed so close together? Whoever planned this did not do the appropriate time management course. Three months of intensive eating, drinking and making merry and then, nothing – a big, party-less void.
And when you think of it, the beginning of January is really a bad time to have New Year – everyone’s away, restaurants are all booked out and everything costs a bomb.
Here’s my solution: celebrate when you feel like it, whether there’s two of you or 200. You don’t have to look very far to find a reason, but here are some thought- starters.