I haven’t blogged on here for a while, but I thought I would talk about the year and my thoughts on next year. So as I listen to the last few hours of the new year with the BBC Trunk of Funk, I’ll share my year with you.
I think 2016 has been rather a turbulent year in many respects. But lets start with January
January 2016 was rather cold from my notes from my facebook posts and I was still recovering from my stay in hospital a year before, thankfully no repeat hospital visit apart from an outpatients appointment in June, and back to my voluntary work. I baked Oatmeal peanut butter squares that went down well, they were ok not my favourite bit of baking. More politics re disabled people surfaced.
In February they changed the local bus service which I still find rather annoying, planning meeting anybody at my city centre, by car it takes 10 mins by bus more like 30 mins, it’s a nuisance, but you carry on and adjust the best you can, our local city council doesn’t want to invest in our public transport services so not much improvement planned. I also did a morning’s dementia training which I really enjoyed.
March heralded in the spring and I met up with an old acquaintance from school, its certainly been a year of new found friendships and catching up with the old.
April heralded a visit to my friends up north and a prayer breakfast which I enjoyed thoroughly .
May I had a good bank holiday what I did I dnon’t know.
June was a great month for sunbathing, also a hot month for debating politics , the whole experience was depressing with a loss of friends needlessly and much people dramas which continued for a while and wore me out. The UK got wore out with Europe and ande chose to leave the European union, I met up with some friends in a nearby city at the end of June a promptu meet up which I thoroughly enjoyed.
July had an xray on my arm which showed up nothing but eventually a physio suggested I had damaged my rotary cuff the part of the arm that connects the shoulder to the arm, which rotates it hence the name rotary cuff. I also got to know a couple form my local church better which was lovely.
August heralded a time of spring cleaning and meeting a new friend who I’d met through facebook, great to meet new people a good time was had by all.
September is my birthday month, some relatives of mine came to see us from Europe and a meal out at a local indian restaurant. Also had a memorable appointment where the people treated me witht he greatest respect. Spent a day out with a friend at a local weatherspoons where I had a curry which I enjoyed.
In October I got my first new fiver that has been released in the UK.
Movember heralded Trump being elected as the next US president, as far as politics is concerned all I can say on here it’s never been a more exciting time in politics.
December had some very intresting gatherings with people introduced to someone I wanted to meet, also met some new people, always look forward to meeting new people as you never know what comes of them. Christmas week I ended up with an unpleasant chest infection, so these last two weeks have been rather quiet
As I write this its now 20 minutes till midnight. After a year where relationships have been tough and and a lot of introspection it’s easy to fall into a deep depression, I heard something on a podcast which I found helpful, live in the moment do what needs to be done today as what is done today impacts on the future, I’ve paraphrased that. For those with a spiritual mindset it means take not thought for tomorrow as today has enough to deal with. There are things i’m going to work on which God has spoke to me about, but also, endeavor to make the most of each day I have as far as possible. So I want to wish you all a happy, healthy and wonderful 2017 from me.