Goodbye to 2010 and all that
Published 02/01/2011 | 05:00
IT'S only good manners to welcome new additions to the family. So hello, Estonia, which started 2011 by becoming the 17th nation to join the euro.
Some might say that's a bit like buying a ticket for the Titanic after it hit the iceberg, especially with financial experts now giving the European single currency only a 20 per cent chance of survival. But if there's one thing you can say for Estonians, it's that they're optimists.
We could learn a valuable lesson from them, as we begin the new year exactly the same way we wasted the old one, by moaning about everything that's gone wrong.