February 28, 2021

Tag: agony aunt midlife advice

Christmas message

Can I skip giving cards and presents this year and just post a Christmas message on social media, or is that rude?

Being in lockdown means I’m not likely to see many of my friends over the Christmas period. I usually buy them a small gift and get the a card. Do you think it’s OK just to send a generic Christmas message on social media this year? It would save me both time and money, and I won’t be there to see the disappointment on people’s faces.

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Ask Marvin

I have to decide who to have in my Coronavirus social bubble. Do you think my family would mind if they’re not in it?

As social distancing relaxes, we’re now being asked to consider setting up a Coronavirus social bubble with other people. I’m quite excited by the options of who I could choose. However I’m a bit bored of my family after six weeks, so I’m wondering whether I should ditch them and bubble with some different people?

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I’m fat from too many Christmas mince pies and alcohol. Should I do a dry January to improve my health or is it a waste of time?

I have eaten and drunk to excess over the Christmas period, and am now having trouble squeezing back into my suit. I need to lose a couple of pounds, and am surrounded by people talking about dry or “damp” Januaries. Should I join this sober party, or continue with my life of excess?

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