This isn't one of them meme-things or anything like that. It's more like a bit of fluff really. The thing is, I am, as you may have noticed, a gloomy old bastard. You probably think I sit here all day in the Pundy House muttering to myself about how awful life is. Well, I do actually.
But, notwithstanding my determination to look on the black side of things, life isn't uniformly bad. Most of it is pretty shitty of course but there are some rays of light. Whether or not there are TEN good things to celebrate about it is a challenge I have yet to resolve in the course of this Post. We'll see.
So, as an antidote to all the doom and gloom I've heaped on you in the past year here's Ten Good Things that have happened to me in the last twelve months:
1 I kept blogging for a whole year (seriously, if you knew me you would think this was incredible).
2 I met a lot of nice, intelligent people as a result and I got to insult them.
3 I captured my own strain of wild yeast and nurtured it and made some fantastic sourdough bread.
4 I grew a shedload of Jalapeno peppers in the polytunnel and made several gallons of chilli con carne that were the best I've ever tasted.
5 I was there when my wife learned she had been made a Professor.
6 My youngest son came back from Spain and got a proper job.
7 Several people read A Half Life of One and liked it.
Okay. Call it Seven Good Things then. Gee, I though there were more but I can't think of any. Still, better than nothing, I'm sure you'll agree.
Tomorrow, back on familiar territory with Fifty Bad Things.