Decision time is nigh for Lucinda -- and her old boss might yet have say
And so the post-Christmas trough -- or let's label it our usual new year reality check -- lunges its way into the national psyche.
These are days for taking stock, to look at things anew, to see where we are, and maybe indulge for at least a sweet short time, the deluded hopes spawned by our new year resolutions.
This post-festive hiatus can provoke a shuddering confrontation with reality. Reappraisal simply cannot be avoided. For good or ill new times -- under whatever guise -- beckon in 2014. Challenge and change will inevitably wreak retribution if not confronted.