2021

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The new year starts tomorrow. I am sure we are all wondering what it has in store. We say this kind of thing each and every year but doesn’t it have more of a punch this year?

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a hell of a year…

Is it just me or does this fit a little too well?

From fire, to flood, to the virus, so much has happened and that isn’t even getting into the political side of things. Should I get into the political side of things?

Well Brexit seems to be just as much of a clusterfuck as those of us who voted remain thought it would be. At least it means we can say: ‘I told you so!’

Meanwhile in the US the president acted like a baby and was unable to accept defeat with any dignity. A part of me likes the idea of him never conceding – then we can watch him be dragged kicking and screaming from the White House.

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Looking ahead it is difficult to know how 2021 will unfold. Masks and other protective measures are undoubtedly going to be part of reality for some time to come. And any idea of a return to the way things were is still a faint dream.

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Also we might wish to think about the possibility of what might be better. It is a strange thought but have we learnt anything from the pandemic? Maybe. Although humans aren’t very good at learning from their mistakes or from their experiences or at all!

My forlorn hope is that we will at least learn to appreciate our keyworkers. Even that seems doubtful – sure there was the clapping for the NHS during furlough but aren’t we back where we were? Aren’t those same people undervalued again? Shouldn’t serious consideration be given to pay rises and some sign that we now recognise that the NHS and supermarket workers are the most vital people in our society? I have no answers this is just food for thought.

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Now is usually the time when the word ‘resolutions’ rears its ugly head. Honestly what is the point? I don’t mean that in a defeatist way but we all know that most of us don’t keep resolutions. I don’t think I made any last year and if I did I certainly didn’t keep them. Still the new year is here and I feel like some statement should be made of what I want.

Better than yesterday. That is all. I want to have more good days than bad. I want to reach the end of 2021 and be able to point to something that happened – even if it is just one small thing – and say ‘I did that’. I don’t know what that might be at this moment. If 2021 can simply be a better year than this one that will be sufficient. And we always hope for that don’t we?

I hope you are well. Have a fabulous time if you are celebrating on New Year’s Eve and see you soon.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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