No sooner than I've closed the final box of Christmas decor items, and recycled the last of the boxing week flyers, I've started receiving Valentine themed emails. Really? Can the Easter bunny be far behind too?
Is there ever a time, when we are simply enjoying the moment, just because? Do we always have to be bombarded with an event, whether we celebrate it or not? I was actually looking forward to the little calm that follows the big Christmas hoopla, but I guess there is no rest for the wicked, as they try to suck me into the vortex of Valentine's day, and the jewellery I should be wearing, or the lingerie I should be receiving or the chocolates I should be eating.
Ok, I'm now going to take my own time-out, and just ignore all this stuff for a while. Now don't get me wrong, I believe in our mass market society, but, a week without having some holiday thrown on me would be nice, after all, I haven't finished the Christmas chocolates or pondered my new year's resolutions yet.