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New Year's Day [Jan. 1st, 2017|11:45 am]
Tony Grist
New Year's resolution: to keep on top of the housework. Ailz says she'll dust and I say I'll vaccuum the floors. We've become lazy, partly because the carer who left used to do bits of housework and we got out of the habit. I don't mind pushing the vac around- not at all, really; I find it quite relaxing.

The morning of New Year's Day is mild but damp and drippy.  We heard some fireworks last night, but fewer than usual.

I refuse to get with the meme that 2016 was peculiarly dreadful. That sort of judgement depends on a selection of news items and considerable subjectivity. Yes, a lot of celebs died but they always do. It's just that we got all worked up about it- probably because of the splash that Bowie caused by dying on the back of a very good and much publicised new album- and started noticing all the deaths and adding them to the growing list we were carrying around in our heads. The Daily Telegraph obituary editor- and he ought to know if anyone does- says there was a much bigger reaping of significant cultual figures in 1997. And as for politics? Well, I lost a good friend by determinedly looking on the bright side- so I think I'll leave that one alone...
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2017-01-01 04:38 pm (UTC)
For me it started okay got worse by end of May and then slowly improved. Not too bad now.

Politics on the other hand was .. well the less said the better.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-01 05:59 pm (UTC)
At least we got rid of David Cameron.
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