Yes folks the end of 2008 is upon us and in that spirit I shall overwork the cliched review of the year.
It’s probably a good idea to look back on a year anyway so I’ll do it now and blog it - here’s something of a guide as to how it’s gone for me and this site
An overall view would be one of little change I suspect.
I think I’ve finished the year in much the same position as I started it.
That is to say: I’m not married, I’m still in the same house and driving the same car, I’m not significantly wealthier nor am I any poorer, I don’t feel any older nor indeed any wiser, I’m not fatter or thinner.
A year of mediocrity then you might presume !
Well no - not really, it’s been a good year for me, pleasant and enjoyable in the main part with plenty of good memories.
The fact I have managed to maintain everything around me with an almost embarrassingly minimal amount of effort leaves me more than satisfied that materialistically I am still roughly where I was last year !
Here’s the year viewed in blog terms
January saw this site banned in Qatar which was a grievous blow to freedom of speech
March saw a report from an agent in the field stating that the Public Libraries had followed Qatar and banned this site as well, incidently, I have now figured out why and in both cases I’m actually blameless ! It also saw me getting recognized in the street
September was busy, the highlight was a short break, the first in many years, both thoroughly enjoyable and very memorable. I also went to see the best new band in the country Feverdogg as well as the beginning of my latest craze and the month ended with a great day out with my brother
December which is where we are now !
A very good year for the site with much more traffic than last year.
An enjoyable year for me with some real stand out times.
Whilst not as fortunate as some in the world I find myself still feeling more fortunate than most in the world - a world that appears to be worsening - something which should be impossible if not for reasons of evolution and education alone.
I raise my glass to 2008 and all the pleasure it has given me, I hope that 2009 is a good year not only for myself but also to all those that read this !
Many thanks for visiting the site
Happy New Year