Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

With the United Kingdom’s Christmas present being a landslide Conservative Government and departure from the EU, the future is at least much clearer than it has been for most of 2019, and indeed for most of the past several years. And as 2020 heralds in a new decade, all will hope for a 21st century version of the economic prosperity and cultural upswing of the Roaring Twenties of the 20th century.

Others, though, fear wider and longer-term trends and so it seems to me that what we could really do with is a way to move forwards securely in a world that’s increasingly unstable in so many ways. In a world where politics seems to provide little in the way of solution for all, religion perhaps even less, we each need to find a way of living that can actually provide security, contentment and lasting peace of mind.

In astronomical terms, at least, today has clear significance because it is the winter solstice, and so as the year turns back from the dark towards the light again, it’s time to wish everyone who reads In Tenerife a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May we all find our own real meaning of Christmas from whatever it is that gives us personal reassurance and comfort. Perhaps Stevie Wonder put it best in the Christmas song below. 

Thank you all for your support over the past year, whether here, on Facebook or on twitter, and I hope that 2020 will be a happy, healthy, prosperous, and peaceful year for us all.


  1. Have a lovely Christmas. Peace and good health to all in 2020.

  2. Wishing you the same Janet and we owe you a big thank you for all your support too.

  3. Janet – Have a very Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year. Thank you for an excellent web site. Long May it continue

  4. A very happy Christmas to you and yours Janet. X

  5. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you..
    Janet and Jeremy .
    Hope you have a good one

  6. 1926 General strike, mass unemployment right thru to WW11. Might have been Roaring Twenties for High Society but the masses were still recovering from WW1. 1929, year of highest number suicides due to Stock Market Crash. Don’t want that again, thank you.

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    Which is why I referred to others fearing wider and longer-term trends. Merry Christmas to you.

  8. Merry Xmas to all who read and contribute to this web site, especially to Janet! where would we be without you?

  9. Janet,

    Excellent site, very informative on all Tenerife matters for this Brit ex pat.

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