2006 is history. At the end of every year I've been taking stock of what went on in the previous 12 months. I started this in 2004 with a slight variation last year. This year the title of this entry takes on a particularly pungent dimension since I borrow it from a place closely associated with a man who died decades after he was long gone.
A number of interesting experiences took place last summer, but I could still say that 2006 wasn't a particularly memorable year for me. That is not to say that I stayed home and twiddled my thumbs for four seasons. It was the first full year of my new life in Scarborough. It was also the first full year of podcasting from me, which is something that I had hoped would be anyway. What was most unusual about this past year for me is that I visited Malta four times [1 - 2 + 3 - 4] in the space of six months. I had a very different experience during these visits than what I had last year, and I think it's fair to say that I owe some (if not most) of that to Xtruppaw.
All in all, when I look back at my blog entries for 2006 it seems that it was a relatively positive year. There were still plenty of downers, of course, but I come away with a feeling that there were more positives than negatives since last January. Perhaps this is because I've too often just been "too busy to blog" - a new phrase for famous last words if there ever was one. I'm sure it's also because I chose to ignore some of what I would normally have considered low points of the year. Brand Malta is a good example of this; I believe there's no mention of it other than this on my blog.
In 2006 my blog strangely mutated into a collection of show notes for my weekly Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast. Although most of the postings relate directly to Mużika Mod Ieħor there are a good number of unrelated entries. Aside from this, there are also several comments about things other than the podcasts on the weekly posting meant to accompany the podcasts.
So now, for the third consecutive year here's a partial, most subjective, list of blog entries from the year gone by, in random order. This list is only meant to mark the highs and lows in my year, as chronicled on my blog throughout 2006:
AND HOW CAN I EVER FORGET?
Many thanks for reading my blog and listening to my podcasts in 2006 and a special thanks if you contributed to all that in any way...I wish you a very happy new year!