Happy New Year

31 Dec

Usually I know well in advance what I want to write for this message, but this year I am writing this last-minute. It has been a very strange year. On a personal front it has been good. My self employment had not been going well last year, so I was happy to find a new job in March, even though it meant less time for my hobbies and this blog. But on the other hand this year felt like it was constantly kicking us in the private parts. No matter what kind of music, movies or art you like, each of us will have lost at least one artist that we liked if not a dozen. There was the Brexit vote, there was the US election. And there has been a huge rise in fascism around the western world. So should I really look back at 2016 as something positive? And then I came across this meme on Facebook yesterday and for me it put things into perspective.


So in this sense… 2016 might not have been great, but lets just hope, that things do not get worse. Most of us can still call ourselves lucky!

In this sense, I wish you and your families all a very safe and healthy 2017 and lets hope it all gets better!


Posted by on December 31, 2016 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Happy New Year

  1. Michael Awdry

    December 31, 2016 at 15:17

    Happy New Year to you Burkhard, here’s to a better 2017.

  2. RVA

    December 31, 2016 at 16:20

    thank you man! marry christmas !

  3. Ray

    December 31, 2016 at 18:12

    Happy New Year!!!

  4. stevethewargamer

    December 31, 2016 at 18:36

    That puts it in perspective doesn’t it..!? Well done….

  5. von Peter himself

    December 31, 2016 at 21:41

    A Happiest New Year Burkhard.

    Although we may be a little battered we have survived 2016. It’s now 2017. What could go wrong?! ☠

    All the best for all of us in this brave new year. 😀

    von Peter himself


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