Welcome to the round up of posts bridging the gap between 2021 and 2022…
Happy New Year and wishing us all a healthy, wealthy and love filled year whatever life and opportunistic pathogens throw at us.
We had a quiet Christmas and New Year with plenty of movies, good food and the occasional glass of cheer. As with most countries there has been an avalanche of cases here topping 23,000 yesterday, which for a country with only 5 million people.. is high. Thankfully the trend of deaths associated with Omicron is lower than previous variants and there is evidence from other countries such as South Africa that it comes in fast and furious and then burns itself out… Fingers crossed it is its last attempt to infect the world and we see a more positive outcome in 2022.
We have not made resolutions for many years but we have made plans. To redecorate the house and put in the market by the summer. Find a new home further down the south east coast of Ireland, possibly between Wexford and Waterford. And once moved it would be good to be able to travel a little before coming back to settle down with a new fur baby.
Flexibility and adaptability have to be built in to those plans, but that is something we are prepared for. And there is also time allocated for me to finish some of my writing projects and read more books in 2022.
As always I have had help this week between Christmas and New Year by much appreciated friends and collaborators – William Price King, Debby Gies and Malcolm Allen.
In 2022 William and I will continue with The Breakfast Show on Tuesdays… and I am also sharing updated posts from William’s two series – Jazz Icons and Music Greats on Fridays over the year.
D.G. Kaye’s Travel Column Rewind begins tomorrow morning with updates on travel restrictions for all the countries featured, which are open for tourism.
Carol Taylor and I will reshare the posts Cook from Scratch to prevent Deficiency from this Wednesday.
The Health Column returns on Thursday with the series The Gentle Detox to get you into 2022 in good shape.
The new Smorgasbord Bookshelf kicks off with two new releases during the week and the new series of Meet the Authors begins on the 10th.
There will be afternoon videos, some funnies, short stories and a blogger daily.
I hope you will enjoy the new schedule and join us when you have the time. As always I am so appreciative of your support
On with the show
Head over to find out more about the health benefits of laughter and some funnies to get you started: Laughter the best Medicine 2022
Thanks for joining me during this week of fesitivites and wishing you a very healthy, happy and wealthy 2022….