Sunday, January 01, 2017

A very brief review of 2016

It wasn't a bad year for us. We has some computer problems, well who didn't, and they want to put driverless cars on the roads! We had a new kitchen installed, with which we are very pleased. We had two holidays, one to Perth and our Victorian/Southern New South Wales road trip. We didn't buy anything major for The Highrise, though I did buy R a Samsung 7 phone for his birthday. The next reno will be the very dated bathrooms, maybe this year. R is determined to spend our money so there is nothing left for others to inherit. Tuesday we go into town to update our wills. It is a little disconcerting as I approach 60 and R 70 to know this will be the last kitchen we will ever renovate, and ditto bathrooms.

Next years Euro holiday is planned and mostly paid for.

Generally though it hasn't been a great year. The great hope firecracker Turnbull turned out to a damp fizzer. Right wing politics around the world seems to be dominating. The writing was on the wall. Why do politicians not listen?

I remember something from the early days of the net, Lucky/Unlucky, where you had to guess the outcome of what looked like a bad situation. You could have been in the wrong place at the wrong time in the world and been blown to smithereens by a militant Moslem made bomb, but I expect you are much more likely to be killed in a terrible car crash.

Terrorism is about terrorising people. Don't fall for it and live your life.

14 comments:

  1. Andrew Which countries are you going to visit in Europe?
    Have a great day in a New Year

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    1. Portugal, Spain and Mediterranean cruise, flying home from Rome buy no time there really.

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    2. I hope is a great choice what about England?

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    3. No, not this time Gosia but we are meeting R's sister and bro in law in Barcelona and then cruising together.

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  2. _Ultra_ right wing politics around the world seem to be dominating.. and it will get worse before it gets better. I hope 2017 is not the beginning of the end :(

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    1. Hels, all over the western world people are unsettled. I don't wonder that they vote for the extreme. They want to feel safe and secure and rebel against threats to their lifestyles.

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  3. Gosh that really was a brief summary of 2016 ☺ Good thing we have read your daily posts to fill in the details 😀 Happy new year Andrew and R..

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    1. Grace, 'tis enough. Happy New Year.

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  4. On a personal level our year was mixed, but came down on the positive side. I wish I could say the same for the world. The right wing resurgence worries me.

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    1. EC, you either are part of the right wing insurgency, or worried about it.

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  5. The years go so fast now I hardly notice them.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, and I can tell you, they only get faster.

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  6. My 2016 chugged along much like any other year, just a few extra scary moments thrown in to disturb my calm, all the terrorist bombs mostly, they really shattered the serenity that is River for a while. I'm hoping 2017 will see less of these, but probably that will only happen if the people involved realise they are hurting themselves and their families just as much as the ones they are bombing.

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    1. River, like in the World Trade Centre attack, many Moslems are killed too. Bit of an own goal.

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