But there’s no doubt the rise of the Omicron strain of Covid knocked people’s confidence back from where it had been earlier in the year.
Thanks to the vaccination rollout, expectations were high for a festive season closer to ‘normal’ than we had seen before.
But the ‘new normal’ of Covid wasn’t going away.
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Now, with Christmas over, how is the pandemic continuing to affect your own winter?