Whoops, sorry, that’s the wrong message. I meant the one below, although it applies to you too Rudy whoever you are
I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to you all, but it is difficult in today’s environment to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So, after obtaining legal advice, I wish to say the following;
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the summer solstice holiday practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious / secular persuasions and / or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all .
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make this country great (not to imply that the UK is greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms :
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her / him or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
Alternatively and in plain English, have a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year and spare a thought for the families of those who have lost loved ones serving their country whether fighting overseas or policing their countries.
Also spare a thought for those who are involved with or have lost loved ones trying to get the basic democratic rights we take for granted.. I am thinking of the Arab Spring this year and its continued struggle throughout the year.