John and Yoko wrote this song several decades ago. We should make a habit to remind ourselves of their lyrics at least once a year.
After my Dad died, each year I would spend three days around Christmas in a silent retreat. Well, maybe a little music but no phone and no television. I would stay indoors and surround myself with my favourite foods and a few simple photography projects. Wonderful days.
Then I started working for Parks Tasmania and have worked right through the busy season every year, almost the complete opposite to what I had been doing. This year was different again. I didn't work, and spent my time surrounded by beautiful food, pleasant company and the waters of Bass Strait. Not a bad compromise. My Christmas treat was discovering that Yotam Ottlenghi is coming to Hobart this year. How super is that!!