A friend of mine spent Christmas with her husband’s family as did her sister. Her unmarried siblings and her parents decamped to Chamonix for Christmas to ski. Mr. Waffle’s entire family including the piccolo cugino went to Austria for a week’s skiing after Christmas. And where is my feckless younger brother at this very moment? Well, he’s just gone to Chamonix for a bit of skiing after seeing the rugby match in Geneva.
Is anybody tired of the Celtic tiger, yet? Anybody at all? Yes, indeed, begrudgery is alive and well, but it appears to have emigrated.