I can't believe that only two countries in the world (Scotland and New Zealand) list 2 January as a statutory holiday. How on earth can you work on 2 January?!! That's like less than a day from NYE!* I remember the first time after I moved to Sydney that I was told I'd be working on 2 January - I thought it was a cruel and unusual punishment. I couldn't believe everyone I worked with thought it was normal!
*Oh wait, I understand now, it's two big binge-drinking countries. Well it's not like there's only two.
To me 2 January is the day for doing nothing. No visiting, no work, just reading and sleeping and slothing. And I'm proud to announce that's exactly what I've done today.
Although (and I hate to harp on about it) we need to do something about the weather. The humidity has been so bad here:
that my lovely Madonna lily looks to be on the brink of death.