Wrapping up 2021

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.

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.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

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