Suitable end to 2016

This year has been badly slated and am not going to go on about what has passed, many other articles and blogs are doing that , just feels a bit unnecessary.

It does feel appropriate that I am ending my 2016 feeling pretty groggy from a nose/throat/chest infection, maybe 2016 has been way more toxic than we originally imagined, lets all take some Vitamin C and look forward.

Sadly all the folk invited to an evening gathering at my flat had to be informed of me and my girlfriend both suffering from this toxic fall-out, sods law dictated that the turn-out would have been good, beer I was brewing would be tasty ( my home brew is a bit like Schrödinger's cat right now, it is both tasty and foul until I actually try it ) and people were willing to partake in a bit of a cook-off. Also the music and conversation would have made it a good night, but then what doesn't happen tonight can easily trickle into 2017, which is the point isn't it , we can always postpone these things for a better experience in a few more days or months.

I'm definitely looking onward to 2017 with lots of hope and fair amount of excitement. I've already got excursions planned within the year, a reasonable amount of resolutions and a likelihood I'll actually see them through without too much effort.

2016 hasn't been a great year emphasised by the many outlets of media we all now suffer , although at least one - facebook - did allow for posts when people listed the positives from what has been a very mixed year.

It was again fb that featured a little post on something interesting to do in 2017. Basically take a jar , every week write one positive thing that has happened and put it in the jar , then come new years eve 2018 have a proper reminisce. Am definitely doing that, if I don't find myself celebrating Hogmanay or similar.

So , a few things I am hoping to read from my good things jar NYE 2017 -

  1. Visited New York with girlfriend.
  2. Joined local running club.
  3. Ran first 10k.
  4. Ran first half marathon.
  5. Long weekend cottage breaks taken.

So what notes do you hope to pluck from your jar?

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