A year is a funny thing. It seems to start slowly, grinding along through
late winter and spring, before picking up speed towards June. Then it's
the longest day and summer hasn't even started yet. It gears down a bit
past the middle, rounds August and September, before accelerating again
in November, and suddenly…bam! It's Christmas! How did that happen?
Where did the year go? And why am I one year older? We will all fall before
time's winged chariot, even with some fancy evasive manoeuvring like
botox treatments and all the armour that Laboratoires Garnier can fit us
with. We all hope that the next year will be better than the last even if
the last had four Olympics, three World Cups, eight Royal Weddings, and
a partridge in pear tree. The New Year™ must top all that, and hopefully
not have a wayward asteroid visit unexpectedly, or at least, not until after
my birthday. As for resolutions, that's up to everyone's own conscience but
it might be better to start say mid-February with those just to be sure that
this is definitely the year for change and not 2016, which afterall, is a nice
even number, and afterall again, in the words of Johnny Logan, what's
So, 2014 was interesting. We wrestled with a lot of heavy stuff and we
still don't know whether we're better off for sure. But, I think we think we
are. Maybe. Better to be glass half full on the socio-economic front I feel.
Though if the glass be half empty, it's almost time to revisit the bar, and
that's always fun! However, we can't build our futures on crisps and pints no
matter how good (or bad) they make us feel. So, here at WhazOn, we urge
you to get on board the 'Going Out' train this 2015, stopping at all stations
including Musicville, Dancington, Theatre-On-Sea, Comedytown, and
Artsford. Our loyal advertisers would sure like to see you and you will be
made most welcome – just tell them WhazOn sent you and maybe they'll
give you a bit of a hug and a tickle (please don't ask for those in our name!).
Please, please, please enjoy the year ahead. It'll be the only 2015 we'll ever
have so we may as well make the most of it.