Happy New Year
2014 wasn’t the smoothest of years. At home we had to come through some personal anguish, my other half also lost her job and I attended a funeral of someone close that came all too suddenly. Work is never easy and will continue to be challenging and not in a revolutionary way.
On the flip side I went to a couple of great weddings, headlined by my brothers, where he and his now wife pulled off a glorious day in the middle of a forest. My daughter started primary school and is absolutely flourishing and my son continues to make great strides at his school in Kent as he approaches his GSCE’s head on.
I got to cross off more places to visit on my long list and we were lucky to have a couple of fabulous holidays.
Charlton Athletic of course continue to be both the ying and the yang of one’s frame of mind, but that is why we love them and undoubtedly the Addicks sit in a better place today than they did 12 months ago, although the sacking of Chris Powell wasn’t one of my year’s most endearing moments.
We continue to appreciate living in Bermuda, although personal ambition and a change of work leadership continues to play tricks on what lies in our future.
I also worry myself that I start, if I haven’t already, to become one of those expats on the island that are happily ensconced in the ‘bubble.’ Comfortable, blithe and disengaged. I work hard not to be, and keep a broad perspective. Family and friends are of course a great frame of reference.
This blog reached a milestone, of which I am very proud. It was 10-years old in June, which coincided with Brazil 2014 and 40 years of supporting Charlton Athletic, a bumpy love affair of which I could not be without.
I’d like to thank you all for continuing to take time to stop by and read my ramblings, and of course comments are always a welcome vote of confidence.
Happy New Year.