“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” is the start of the Dickensian classic of which today’s title parodies. However, being a “slow news” day, it also fits in two ways. Firstly, it’s an Earth Pig day in a Metal Pig month. Secondly, our daily blog translates the Chinese almanac and tells us which side of "lucky" each day falls.
Take today as an example; having two Pigs align or “meet” makes it a good day to see friends and is the first suggestion in today’s almanac. Furthermore, the relationship between their earth and metal elements can mean travelling, the only other recommended activity today.
Of course it’s also a “Tail” day in the 28 Lunar Mansions and is why I have alluded to one of the greatest tales ever told in English literature in our title. It has nothing to do with staring out of my office window looking upon one of Charles Dickens favourite cities thinking about travelling to the other… Bonjour!
We will return tomorrow. Until then, enjoy moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey