Saturday 23 December 2023

Round up of 2023


As the purpose of this blog was to be a journal of events in my life since retirement, without repetition of posts, here are a few noteworthy events in 2023.

The Ups

Celebrations: Big family gatherings for Nephew’s wedding, Granddaughter’s 16th, Grandson’s 18th, Brother’s 80th and Sister’s 70th

The Downs

Saying goodbye to many friends including my beautiful niece, taken much too soon at aged 50.

Wars, massacres and natural disasters.

Some of the notable books read:

Girl, Woman, Other Bernadine Evaristo

All your Perfects Colleen Hoover

Now you see us Bali Kaur Jaswal

Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart

I’d be glad to hear your ups and downs in 2023.

Warm wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful year

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