Last day of 2017

Today is the end of another year, they seem to flick by quicker and quicker.

The year has been eventful, like every year, but probably won’t go down in history for much in particular, except perhaps in New Zealand as the change of political eras – the last year of the Key/English government of nine years, and the beginning of Jacinda Ardern’s leadership after a rapid rise.

Stuff had a go at predicting what would happen in politics over the year and got about half correct or correct-ish – and they missed the big ones, the stepping aside of Little,  rise of Ardern, the fall of Metiria Turei and the slump in support for the Greeens and to a lesser extent NZ First. See 2017: Did our political reporters predict what would happen? Kinda

I tend not to worry about the past much, it’s best to learn from it and look ahead.

I’ll think about looking ahead into 2018 tomorrow,.

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  1. George

     /  December 31, 2017

    Happy new year to all and a toast to interesting times

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 31, 2017

      I think it was a Peter Cook/Dudley Moore sketch where one of them said ‘(i>VRRROOOOOMMM !!!! What was that ? That was your life, mate.’

      Indeed !