It’s been a tough year all round this year for pretty much every one. What with the rise in energy bills, the extremes of weather, the war in the Ukraine and so on, most people will be glad to see the back of it. We have been quite lucky with it all. Our energy bills have stayed pretty static – mostly due to careful use and the good insulation in the building. In any case, we, as tenants, haven’t been hit with the extra costs of insurance and energy for the fabric of the building.
Still, a new year always gives people hope of a better one so we shall hope along with everyone else. It has been a noisy time here over Christmas as we had all the family around for the 27th – some on Zoom – for a session of Christmas carols with myself on the concertina and my son-in-law Matthew on the guitar. Great fun.
I did one last trip to Tesco and the pharmacy on this cold morning. It’s 13c – 56f which isn’t that bad but the wind is a bit strong so it feels cold. As I came around University Avenue I noticed that they are starting to wrap the University accommodation block. The wrap they are using looks a lot flimsier than ours so, with the wind whipping off the waterfront, I wonder how long it may last!
To finish off the blog for the year, let’s have one last look at Alert. She spent the Christmas with us.
Well, that’s it for the year. Thanks for reading the blog and I hope that you will continue next year. Please tell your friends about it so that the following can grow as that makes me feel that it is all worthwhile.
Happy new year for 2023 to you all.