So that time of year is amongst us again. Love it or hate it there are serious consequences to this celebration. Do you know that suicide rates go up at Christmas? People suffer more depression at Christmas and this is the time of year that loneliness takes a much more leading role in people's lives. I am lucky to have a family as most of us are, but there are people who through no fault of their own do not have that luxury. Relationship break ups always seem harder to cope with when the neighbours are having fun and when the 'happy' programmes are on TV. Laughter can be heard in the streets from office parties and family get-togethers. The curtains don't block out the loneliness.
Sometimes we need to spare a thought and just keep an eye on the people who are around us all the time who's lives exist side by side with our own but yet we have no interaction with them. It's supposed to be a time for caring and sharing but how many of us actually do?
I will be working, writing, cooking, baking and cleaning, pretty much like I do most weeks
My next book is well under way and hopefully over the festive period I will be able to give it some time and crack on with it. It's around summer time in the book that I am writing at the moment so I will try and enjoy the sun a bit whilst I have the heating on and will be digging out my scarf.
Have a wonderful time people and keep an eye out for the lonely ones.
Keep reading and I'll keep writing.