I’ve yet to summon the gift of foresight.
Like many, I’m really, really good with hindsight. But that is of little consequence. You can’t go and tell the newsagent you were definitely, 100 per cent going to put those numbers on your lottery coupon. Well, you can, but you’ll be no better off afterwards. It may tickle your newsagent. And in a time of social distancing, that’s as close as you can get.
At this time of year many people are asked to look ahead to the year we can expect. It’s the bread and butter of journalism as the calendar turns.
Despite the rather difficult world we find ourselves in, there are still some pushing ahead with the predictions.
Neil Ferguson, the doom-laden infectious disease modeller, is talking about heavy lockdown restrictions until April.
Some commentators are insisting a variant strain/Brexit mash-up will lead to serious food shortages.