Sunday, 1 January 2012
For One Day Only
A lump of revered Aberdeen Angus beef and some friends demand my attention today, so it's back to the kitchen for me. The significance of the New Year's Day meal may seem to be fading with the younger generations - as is first footing - but the first meal of the year has always been important to me. A rose-tinted view of 2012? Maybe but it's better to be optimistic today than to consider the alternative.
May 2012 bring hope and peace to all and an end to political conflicts and wars in which thousands are killed needlessly.
Armed conflict should only be when a country is threatened directly or indirectly by invaders. However David Cameron has decided to walk in the steps of Blair and Brown. Nothing will change until people realise these military operations are nothing to do with the safety of the UK and all to do with politicians keeping hidden allegiances with those in the arms and other industries.
I make no apology for including politics in my New Year's Day wishes. Politics control our lives. Nobody can escape them.
I'm escaping for one day only!