There's so much going on in December and then all d a sudden it stops, ad winter becomes the long stretch of just cold and dark until march. How do you break it up so it doesn't seem so long?
You could always have a January blues party. We used to have 'bad hair parties where people had to come with the worst hair day ever. (It does pay to wear a wig, because if you dye your hair sky blue pink, you may not be able to go back to your natural colour straight away.) Anyway, we used to have this party half way through January and everybody brought their left over booze from New Years Eve. We would play party games like Russian roulette with boiled eggs, (one in the pack isn't boiled,) which you would slap on your head. We even went to the trouble to make bandannas' just like 'the deer hunter'. If it was cold or snowy, we would go out side for some of the more boisterous games. Then we would stuff our faces with what ever people had bought to eat or have a Bar-b-que. For some reason, these rather desperate parties seemed quite popular and people raved about them for ages. The more adhock parties always turn out to be the best.
I love that idea! It is something good to break it up, for sure.
I used to live in a tourist village, and the winters were bleak. The height of the summer brought this village of a permanent population of 800 to 20,000. This meant lots of work in the summer. I think at one point I had four different jobs. Then the winter arrives and there is nothing. no work for any one. and the village essentially shut down a part from a few essential shops. The whole area did. And it just rained. I lived in a flat that had holes in the floor and no heating. It was depressing! From September to December it was a little bit of recovering from the summer rush, and enjoy the quiet while preparing for Christmas and New years. Then after new years it just went extra quiet. And there would be nothing until the first bank holiday of the year which was in March.
I'ts been some years since I've lived there, but that same fear of the blank winter still gets to me every year. I just need exciting things to break it up for me!
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