If you celebrate it, I hope you’ve had a good Christmas.
The strangeness of 2020 has continued in 2021, and looks set to continue into 2022. COVID infections are now rife – not just overseas (one UK uncle and his entire family have had it, and last week a UK cousin tested positive) but now also in most parts of Australia. Increasingly I’m hearing of friends of friends who’ve had it.
A high rate of vaccination is the only silver lining here – I managed to get my third dose last week.
For my family, Christmas Day was started with Rapid Antigen Tests for everyone… a precaution against inadvertently arriving with an unexpected gift nobody wants.
Rapid test results are the new selfies pic.twitter.com/qsIdWKesQn— Daniel Bowen (@danielbowen) December 26, 2021
I’m sure you’ve noticed this blog has been quieter than usual this year – 62 posts this year in total. While lockdowns and other restrictions have seen me spending a lot of time at home, paradoxically I’ve been busier than ever. Or perhaps everything is just a bit exhausting.
I do have many unfinished blog post drafts (46, apparently) which I’ll have to try and get shipshape and published.
I hope those of you still reading have had a good year. I’ve given up trying to make predictions, but here’s hoping we all get a slightly less “interesting” 2022.