Deal With IT's Secretary Victoria Nicholls writes a regular column in the East Kent Mercury:We are fast approaching the festive season when most people will be running around preparing for just, in reality, is one day. True, lots of us will have much more holiday than one day but spare a thought for the people who keep our essential services working and who we could not do without.
It is crazy that the chain stores on our High Streets feel that they must open their doors on Boxing Day when most people have had more than enough time to do their shopping. Surely their staff deserve a decent holiday? The out-of-town shopping outlets have led the race in this aspect appearing to be open without a break.
When you are shopping for your holiday food, try and spare a thought for those people who are not so well off; those in fuel poverty, those who do not have money to buy food and those who are homeless. Please do not buy food without a clear plan; after all, you do not really need to eat twice as much as you normally would! Try not to fall for the ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offers unless you know that you can use the food up or give it away to others. There are some lovely recipes for leftovers out there so be inventive and, most importantly, don’t waste food.
Spending time with friends and family is the most important aspect of Christmas, so have a very Merry, Green Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Victoria Nicholls. Transition Deal.