Saturday, December 31, 2016

Farewell 2016

As the clock ticks over towards midnight and the time approaches when I shall rush up to the top of the driveway to watch the darkness midnight fireworks in the distance I'll take this last chance to add a blog post for December.

I'm not in the mood to write much. This hasn't been the most wonderful of years, the kind of year when you lose some faith in humanity. From Syria to Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and some of the morons who arrived or returned in Australian politics. The person who punched B in the face when she was walking through Town Hall to finish it up.

On a personal note my fear of turbulence spoiled airline travel, though at least I did something about it. I also feel like I put too much pressure on myself and stuffed up both my latest karate grading and tournament. Relaxing will be a big theme for 2017.

But there were positives as well. I did some pretty awesome WordPress coding at work (though I wish they'd leave me alone over summer). Alex continues to do well at school and outside of it and we all had some fun times together as a family over the course of the year.

I hope that 2017 will not be as bad as we fear and humanity may rediscover its senses.

Everyone else in the house is asleep. Alex finally collapsed in bed after an exhaustion driven "meltdown". Yep, 2016 was that kind of year. Cheers!

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