The end of 2017 is nearly here as we all prepare for it in our busy lives. Many of us will have holidays or short breaks. Most likely our routines are about to change- even if we are retired. It’s during this preparation time that I turn my thoughts to the concept of recreation. By this I mean a period of time in which we are re-created, as in created anew. We hold a collective belief around how time is marked and the pace of our society is organised around this belief.