Thursday, 31 December 2009

So long, farewell...

Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye. Or a hearty 'piss-off' and middle finger to 2009. I'd like to say it's been a good year but I would be lying. And as you know readers, I do not lie. Actually, I do. Sometimes. White ones only...

2009. The year sucked in epic proportions. Our economy crumpled under the worst recession in years, unemployment rates soared. (Yes, thanks for that). Every week a Soldier was bought back from Afghanistan in a box, younger than the one before. When it felt it had killed enough people, just the threat of Pig flu turned everyone into hypochondriacs and mask-wearing head-cases. Michael Jackson died. So did my Nan. Jordan and Peter Andre got divorced. The bad time shocks were endless.

Still, at least I had my health. Hmm. That's debatable. I spent the best part of the year throwing up and the rest recovering from surgery which felt like my stomach had been run over by a truck. I couldn't walk properly or laugh for months. Oh the joy!

But wait. Through all the sadness, obstacles and general 'such is life' moments, I am forgetting something. It is nearly over. And here comes the best part of a New Year. It's filled with endless streams of possibility. Untrodden paths and journeys. Hope.

Readers, let's take a cup of kindness and drink to that. Happy New Year.


  1. Lou, here's to better times!


    In the grey struggle of wet and wind,
    Of fouled lives and mired dreams,
    Of small quiet deaths of coal fires and flickering screen
    There’s this – all things end.

    In the mindless beating and buzzing against the pane
    Of trapped nerves, searching and scratching,
    Of layers of frustration and failed promise
    There’s this – all things end.

    In the endless pacing and lunatic swaying
    Of skewed focus and cross-wired reason,
    Of helpless to change and helpless to forget
    There’s this – all things end.

    All things end, they must –
    For the last hope,
    The phoenix hope,
    There is this – all things end.

  2. That's lovely, Tina! Did you write that? I'm with you- here's to much better times! :)

  3. Tis mine own. Happiness and peace, with a little bit of excitement to you for the new year!

  4. Here's to 2010. Sounds like the laws of undulation are in your favor.

    Wishing you well!

  5. i agree. 2009 sucked. here's to a much better 2010!

  6. Happy New Year, Lou - the bad times are what make us.

  7. Happy New Year Lou. And yes it has been a shocking year, especially for celebrity deaths and the like. Hope 2010 is a better one for you :-)

  8. I like your blog.

    Headlines about dead British soldiers in Afghanistan are imprinted on my brain, considering that they're always about my age. Headlines about Jordan and Peter Andre always give me a dicky tummy.

    Happy New Year.

  9. I just stumbled across your blog, and I love it. Great read :) Wishing you a happy new year, hope 2010 is better for you!

  10. Happy New Year to all that commented!

    Techno: Thank you. I completely agree. Jordan and Peter Andre don't do anything for my digestion either!

    Claire Marie: Glad you like the blog- thanks so much for stopping by. :)

  11. It will be great to watch Peter Andre, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.


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