Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

FIRST THE GOOD NEWS then the better.

If you have already broken your New Year resolutions, don’t despair. Help is at hand – especially from any of Devon’s 65 Chinese restaurants and take-a-ways who will be opening their doors on 19th February to welcome in the start of their own New Year – the Year of the Sheep.

As tradition has it – and this ancient Chinese lunar calendar has been around since 2637 BC – this is a good time for all of us to bring out the creative side in our characters.  Laurence Olivier, Andy Warhol and Michelangelo were all born under this sign. So it’s probably a good year to launch yourself into show biz or do something spectacular on someone’s ceiling.

Year of the Sheep

It is also a particularly auspicious year for reconciling differences. These can be international as well as nearer to home with family and friends. What the ever-restless Year of the Horse kicked off so violently in its own year last year, the Sheep can bring to a peaceful closure this. Which should be something to look forward to.

In summary, the Year of the Sheep (or Goat) has always been a good time for quiet introspection and coming up with creative solutions to problems rather than creating havoc, animosity and despair, for instance by simply confiscating the children’s smart ‘phones out of hand.

John Fisher

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