Tuesday 2 January 2018

2017 - best bits

While 2017 started with losing Ruby I wanted to review the good/wonderful things from 2017. So in no particular order my favourite bits of 2017:
  • This photo of my boys at the ashes scattering. Sad but beautiful.
  • Thor: Ragnarok - seriously go see this movie (Teaser trailer). It was such a fun film! I had high expectations of this film and it more than delivered. And yes this was in a year that also had Wonder Woman (also great, I just had more fun watching Thor) and Star Wars - The Last Jedi.
  • Star Trek: Discovery. Star Trek is back on TV (well on Netflix) and it is very good. The season gets better with each episode. Looking forward to the second half of the season in January 2018.
  • Game of Thrones Season 7. Wow! Just wow! I’m a big fan of GOT and this season was great. They have really picked up the pace now they are beyond the books. 
  • Doctor Who: Series 10. Peter Capaldi was fantastic as the Doctor and this was a solid season. The Christmas special was a good sendoff. And while I am sad to see him go, I’m also really looking forward to seeing Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. 
  • Apple Watch. A 42nd birthday present. I have always loved wearing a watch and after a false start with a Fitbit (bloody things fall apart after 6 months) I bought an Apple Watch (Series 2) for my birthday. It’s been great and has actually to me to start exercising regularly. And I have had fun collecting a “few” watch bands...
  • On the subject of birthdays I had a great 42nd birthday. My beer appreciation tour of the rocks in Sydney went very well...
  • Conversations with my boys about Ruby. Some really beautiful and thought provoking moments. 
  • Friends who helped, offered help or checked up on me and the boys throughout the year.
  • Management course in August. Less for the management parts of the course! More that I realised being me and happy with that was very important. 
  • I can’t separate them - the three concerts I went to this year. Each was great in its own way. Peter Hook and the Light. Midnight Oil. Icehouse. Even though they were at the end of their respective tours the Oils and Icehouse were still on fire and were really enjoying themselves. 
  • Gingerbread - I worked out how to make it. Woohoo! Now to perfect it in 2018...
  • My new Skoda Octavia RS. I was sad to sell my Golf GTI (see An Ode to my Red Golf GTI) but the Skoda has been LOTS of fun to drive.
  • U2s new album - Songs of Experience. This is a great album and really spoke to me in many ways. More on this in a future blog post...
  • Writing this blog. 

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