Family is the most important thing in the world.

Princess Diana

The stresses of everyday life can sometimes leave us with a cloudy vision of what is important and what should take priority in our lives.

 With the “silly season” upon us we are overloaded with a multitude of materialistic needs and wants...none of which are genuinely important. It is easy to get caught up in all the marketing hype the retail industry creates, temptation is all around us and one must exercise discipline in order to avoid maxing out the credit card.

 Amongst work and other distractions it is easy to take family for granted. The people closest to me are the same people who I put on the back burner……..i shouldn’t but the routine of daily life……..I’m just ranting and creating excuses………...

 This time of the year offers a great opportunity to spend quality time with the family. The simplest things in life end up creating some of the best memories and heart-warming moments so make the most off the opportunity to talk, laugh, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. You can max out a credit card but you cannot max out love and appreciation for your family.

 Don’t place the importance of “presents and gifts” in place of being around the people you love and who love you back unconditionally!

 I take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, happy and wonderful Christmas break and a prosperous new year.


Fernando de Sousa GM