I’m not going to lie, I used to dread Christmas. For a whole bunch of reasons I would feel uneasy and stressed at the mere sight of a bauble. Most years I just wished it was over already. It’s only the past few years that I have learned to deal with this time of year more successfully, occasionally even getting quite festive. But I just want to take a bit of time to acknowledge and recognise those people who struggle during this season and maybe give the lovers some incite into what the other side looks like. Not because I want to discourage anyone from getting into the spirit, but because I truly believe that understanding the other side (whatever the topic) is the only way we will make this world a better, kinder place.