Some traditions of December are up for grabs in the new normal hopefully post Covid world. The exodus to the UK and other countries is very slow getting off the ground this year after an initial flurry. Even though travel is allowed many have changed plans after the announcement of another variant out to get us. They just can’t be doing with the angst. Many say they haven’t left the island for the last two years and want to have a change of scene . The alternative of opening the door to the worries of other countries is more than they can stomach, so they are just staying home.