This is not my favourite time of year. The roads are busy, there is no parking, the shopping centres are jammed, the kids are bored, the beaches are full and the theatres are empty. People are spending money that they don’t have on crap that they don’t need.

One thing that I am quite pleased about though is the new hard-core approach that has been taken to drunk driving this festive season. I know of two stories where people have been tested and arrested on the side of the road, and it is definitely influencing how people drink when they are going to be driving.

It was our TheatreSports end of year celebration last night and we went out after the show. All the designated drivers were having one drink and no more. I want to extend this responsible attitude to friends and family out there. Please don’t drink and drive.