Review of the Year

Well, this has probably been the busiest year of my life ❗

Lets see now, I could start with countries visited (i.e, ones that I have at least been outside an airport or stayed in overnight!):

Europe: (Holland doesn’t make it this time, for the first time in years, as I only passed through on a number of occasions)

  • Scotland
  • England
  • Norway
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Portugal

Africa: (Darn, some of the other lads managed South Africa as well!)

  • Mauritania
  • DR Congo
  • Angola
  • Ghana

States in the US:

  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Colorado
  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota

What else?  I haven’t worked the usual number of days that I have in recent years, but still enough to complete my contract with a couple of extra days in hand (not quite like the 50 extra days I had last year!). I did have a 6 1/2 week leave in the middle of the year that was longest I’ve ever had off work. (hence the lack of extra days!) Life-style, well, I guess thats where the biggest change has come! My leave time this year has seen a shift from the ‘odd-job but largely unproductive’ days of yore to gentleman(!) rancher / part time builder.  The animal hubandry skills have had to progress now that we have 12 goats and about 25 chickens that need attention.  I haven’t really had much time for hobbies this year, but I did manage to do a couple of paintings which I posted in this blog earlier. I’m sure that we’ve had a lot more happen that would be worthy of comment, but I may just have to add them asv they occur to me ❗

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