2021

We came, we saw, we kicked its ass – while fully masked, vaxxed and socially distanced. And as the final hours of this year gradually slip away, I’m choosing to look forward, rather than back.

Sure there were a few small personal highlights this year, and also a few lowlights, but I’m not dwelling on them right now. I’m not making any resolutions either, although I can’t guarantee that I won’t wake up tomorrow morning and make a resolution that will be broken within 48 hours.

Anyway, here’s to 2022. May the new year bring you good fortune, good times and everything else that’s good. Check on your family and friends, let them know you’re okay too. Look out for each other, but make sure you look after yourself too. Take any opportunities you’re offered, as long as they’re legit. Restrict your social media intake, that stuff messes with your head (that last one is a reminder to myself as much as anyone else). But most of all, keep being you.

When is the cut off point to wish people Happy New Year?

I’m thinking it was at least a week ago, but this is my first blog post of 2021, so I suppose I can get away with it. Just.

I hope you’re all ok at the moment. Me? I’m Ok, plodding on as best I can. To be honest, I’d be spending most of January at home anyway so I’m not too bothered by being in lockdown again. I did hope that it would have been loosened a little by February, mainly as my birthday is next month (and it’s a milestone one). It’s also my friend’s birthday as well a few days before mine and we usually meet up for lunch. Just as with Christmas, we’ll be exchanging presents through the post (that was fun – and expensive). We’ve said we’ll go away for a weekend once it’s safe to. In the meantime, the celebrations will be safe indoors and maybe on the other side of a screen.