CLEW

Was Darth at your family Christmas lunch?

Many of us will have had at least one Darth Vader at the Christmas table this year. More grumpy than a Wookey with dandruff. Moaning about the weather, the noise, the fuss and bother. A traditional dark presence who doesn’t play games or truly get into the spirit of things. It could have been Uncle Bert or even Aunty Mildred in costume. They were there at your starry eat fest. Am I right?

On reflection what could you have done better? How can you be ready for the next invasion at the table?

You are the hostess who had done everything in your power to make it special. You had been up since 6 a.m. preparing for the big day and all the family. You wanted to be appreciated and for it to go well. So, next time let¹s plan a bit of a revolutionary counter attack shall we?

There are some excellent forms of resistance. The wine is one – but let¹s not take that route to oblivion. Rather, I suggest from experience as a young Jedi that these handy light sabres can help:

Hope that helps. May the “Firs” be with you!

Text by Keith Amoss, December 2015

Dr Keith Amoss is a British ex-pat career coach and mentor based in Luxembourg.