New Year, same blog

I think I am going to be a little busy tomorrow, so I will take this early opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy New Year, for 2018. To all my loyal followers, old and new, I add my thanks too. Your tireless engagement, encouragement, and great comments always make my day, and give me the enthusiasm to continue. And to everyone who has ever read a post, but not commented, I say thanks for taking the time to do that.

2018 will hopefully be a better year for many of us. To those of you who have been unwell during the last year, I can only send my hope that your health improves. And to the many bloggers who have stopped following, or no longer blog; you are missed, but no less appreciated.

Don’t expect to see any significant changes on this blog in the coming year. After more than five years, I have settled into a certain style, and a mixed content that suits me very well. But you can expect more about Ollie, hopefully some extra photos, and of course my moans about the weather! I will no doubt continue to add some fictional stories, and keep going with my film reviews, and nostalgic songs.

As for following others, I will keep trying to do my best. To be a good follower; interested, engaged, and a part of your community. I have exceeded my self-imposed limit of 90 followed blogs this year, so have no space left to follow anyone else. However, I will try to drop in on your blogs more often, and add some comments. Let’s hope that WordPress keeps the glitches and changes to a minimum in 2018, so we can all carry on in the familiar way we enjoy so much.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone, and my very best wishes from Beetley.
(It has stopped raining! πŸ™‚ )

103 thoughts on “New Year, same blog

  1. Happy New Year Pete!πŸŽ‡πŸŽŠπŸ» I am so thankful to have met you this year! You are a kind, thoughtful and humorous guy!😍 I am so glad to be a follower of yours and vice versa!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ I couldn’t thank you enough for all the support and feedback you give me! I hope you and your family have a lovely New Year!πŸŽŠπŸŒΉπŸŽ‡πŸ‘―πŸŒΊ Yay! *happy dancing* πŸ’ƒπŸ‘―

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  2. Happy new year Pete from down under where another big storm is brewing. The New Year is predicted to come in with a very big bang down here…I too hope the Happiness Engineers keep the changes to a minimum in 2018

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      1. Thanks Pete 3.5 hours to go, the kids fireworks on the beach (we can just see them through our trees) have just finished. Will watch the big Sydney ones on tv, if we are still awake. But I do think they tend to go a bit over the top with them these days, all that money going up in smoke….

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        1. Indeed, fireworks are an excess that always makes me feel guilty about how better the money could have been spent. But they are a sight to behold, when done well.
          Starting our preparations for a family dinner soon, with guests arriving early afternoon.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. See, I told you it would stop raining – unfortunately, we have it now.
    Wishing you all the best for 2018 when it comes. We never wish anyone a happy New Year until it is the New Year nor do we hang a calendar on the wall until January 1.

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  4. I love your diverse posts, your rants and most of all appreciate your following my blog and all the feedback and comments! Happy New Year to you, Julie and Ollie! 🍷🍷🍾

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  5. Thank you Pete, I know I have already wished you and Julie (and Ollie) a better 2018. Your blog is very entertaining and I love reading the comments, often most amusing. You have that dry dead-pan sense of humour that I love, though I know it has been a difficult year for you this year. I look forward to sharing the driest county in the UK with you next year from what must be the wettest. Cheers Pete, I shall raise my glass of red to you tomorrow evening πŸ˜€

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  6. Thank you and a Happy New Year to you TOO!
    I checked my events calendar and nothing is happening here. So if you need a quiet place to go during the noisy festivities, you are most welcome to come and hide out here. However, bring an umbrella.Warmest regards, Theo

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  7. I was tempted to reblog your summary of your five years of blogging, as your thoughts reflected 100% my own views on the topic. Instead I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being one of my loyal and supportive followers. All the best wishes for another rewarding year of blogging!

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  8. Well as you know I haven’t yet been following you for very long, but it truly has been an awesome and wonderful experience so far. I like the diversity in your posts, and your writing style and comments are always a joy to read. I hope you have a terrific New Year’s Eve tomorrow, and be careful around fireworks πŸ˜€ See you next year, and all the best for 2018! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Michel, and also for being such a committed and most valued follower of this blog. No fireworks in my small world tomorrow, except the ones I will watch on TV at midnight! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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