Deck the halls with boughs of holly fa-la-la-la-la
‘tis the season of madness and folly…
I sometimes think that’s how the Christmas carol should go. For all its supposed jollity, the run-up to Christmas often feels more like a descent into madness. It’s a mad rush trying to get work done before everyone knocks off for the year.
It’s a mad rush fighting your way into shops to buy presents. It’s a mad rush preparing all that food. And even the Christmas parties, which are supposed to be your relaxing reward at the end of the year, can end up feeling like a nonstop whirlwind of chaos.
Yes, the build-up to Christmas can be seriously stressful. With all that going on, it can be easy to lose sight of what the season is supposed to be about – unwinding, hanging out with people that you love and actually enjoying your holidays.
So to help you put all that other madness into some kind of perspective we’ve decided to focus this month’s long reads on tales that are genuinely crazy.
There’s the couple who decided to ski round the world for a year, racking up at least 10 miles a day on skis for 365 days on the trot.