It seems a little over the top to wish the usual merry Christmas and happy new year but in a year when so many of us will be happy to settle for just being Covid-free, may your festive season be tranquil and safe.
Really, I staged this little scene of colour-toned early summer flowers to showcase the three kings that our Canberra daughter crocheted for me with much skill and love last year, when the world seemed a different place.
I was delighted by the tweet that came down my line from @KenJennings who appears to be from Seattle:
“Every country had a tough 2020 except New Zealand. (they had a tough twinty twinty)”
NZ commenters were equally amused and it is true that our most prominent, international figure, the young(ish) woman who has spearheaded the sustained efforts to keep her people safe this year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says “twinty twinty”.
The only radio station I listen to, Radio New Zealand, favours “twenny twenny”. The best I hope for from that quarter, as we move into the new year, is “twenty twenny-one”.
Let us hope the world becomes a safer place in twenty twenny-one.
Since I set it up my little Christmas tableau, I thought the kings might like the bottle of Bombay festive gin added to the scene. It is at least colour-toned.