The reality is that many of the gifts opened this Christmas day will be forgotten pretty quickly.
When I think of some of the occasions in my life in which I have felt particularly sad, it has often been because there was something I wanted but was struggling to get.
When you sit and eat dinner at an airport, your neighboring diners are making plans that involve up to 200 different countries.
In fact, turning 30 has – so far – proved to be nothing but a positive thing. And why? Purely because it was as though the needle on the ‘giveashit-o-meter’ reached zero without there being any kind of penalty.