‘Tis the time of year when newspapers and journals stop even pretending to find news and, instead, fill their pages with reviews of the year, decade and pompous predictions.
Bloggers everywhere have joined in with their pondering on the months gone and the brightness or otherwise of the future.
But, really, we were all there for the last 12 months, so we all know what happened, don’t we? I can’t imagine that my considerations will add much.
Instead, here’s my year in numbers.
1 new son
1 new nephew
1 job interviews
0 jobs offered
2 family bereavements
1 funeral attended
1 funeral planned
7 trips to the theatre – Joseph, HMS Pinafore, Little Shop of Horrors, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A View from the Bridge, Wizard of Oz, Aladdin
1 national competition’s final reached
150 Clexane injections
1 time management course missed due to lack of time
2 punctures repaired
5 ultrasound scans
1 council completion certificate issued – after widening the extension doors
1 slate mine visited
1 wedding attended
14 number of under-8s football games supported – at least from a distance
4 number of under-8s football victories
9 books read and discussed for book group
1 number of SEO writing courses completed
3 number of nights spent in Fife
2 number of hills climbed (not counting Penrith Beacon)
6 number of fireworks lit
18.5 number of kilos gained
16.3 number of kilos lost