December :/

Let’s just take a moment to stop and check that we’ve all turned over to the last page of our calendars, because it’s suddenly dawned on me that 2016 is almost over. Yeah, I don’t know where those other calendar pages disappeared to either, but they seem to have flipped over too blimmin’ fast this year!

So as we come into this silliest of silly seasons, I’ve been thinking about what’s going to happen in 2017.

My application for study is being processed.

(Side story: I had some documents verified by a Justice of the Peace in early October, and when he opened the front door to his home, every conceivable surface was crammed with Christmas decorations. Santa and Mrs Claus lined the hallway, tinsel hung from the ceiling, the kitchen table was basically unusable because of all the napkins and holly and tinsel and singing Santas. I remarked that it was looking very festive, to which he replied that they simply hadn’t gotten around to taking the decorations down since last Christmas. “Oh, why bother now?” I crowed, and I laughed all the way home.)

All going well, I’ll begin the first paper at the end of February, at which point, I’ve decided I’ll put this blog to bed for the foreseeable future. As I’m sure you’ve have noticed, I’ve been rather slack over the last few years, and this space is no longer really working for me – and nor am I working for it. I don’t seem to have the same interest in writing a blog, just as I believe many people don’t have the same interest in reading a blog.

I’m glad I started this little hobby way back in 2011, though. The blogging community here in New Zealand is so supportive and I’ve met so many amazing people (many of them in real life now) that I’m privileged to call my friends. It’s been great, but I think next year is the time to hang up my hat and concentrate on other stuff.

Bloody John Key stole my thunder a bit though, eh??!

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