December 31st, 2014


So Long 2014...

Largely, you sucked. For so many people, it seems to have been a grim year in varying degrees. I'm pretty much ruined, financially, and have been battling crippling depression and losing, mostly, but actually I can't complain. I've had it easy in comparison to many, especially those who have lost loved ones, human and otherwise, and/or have faced really  serious health troubles.
Still, I'd like a little less misery in 2015, if possible, for myself and everyone else.
On the plus side this year, I ain't dead yet, and I've managed to keep exercising, even though I'm so dispirited, and I seem to have stopped losing weight, stones short of my 'goal'
Then there has been travel. I had a super visit to fascinating Riga, an unexpected chance to go back to Serbia,thanks to Sasa. where I enjoyed re-visiting the people and the artistic pleasures of Pancevo,including its first (but surely not last!) film festival... not to mention all the cakes and pizza! There was also  a rather rocky but not entirely bad break in Paris,Then, there was the knackering but enriching coach trip to Germany, where amongst many sights, smells and tastes, I got to visit Bamberg cathedral, and revel in its Green Men, especially my all-time favourite, just underneath the wonderful Horseman.
So it goes. Here's to a Happy New Year, everyone. Fingers crossed...