I was thinking about Jos-eph’s prophetic dream about the seven fat cows, followed by the seven thin cows, which represented years of abundance followed by years of famine. Then I thought about that cracker advert where at the beginning of the month the cracker is festooned with prawns and yummy delights, but by the end of the month it’s a dry non-event. The New Year arrives and with it one may attempt to wipe the slate clean. The indulgences end with a jolt. One wakes with a multitude of new year resolutions and the poor body goes into shock mode as it is abruptly deprived of delectable delights.