Friday, January 03, 2014
What makes a good year?
There is a certain degree of the "what I did with my summer holidays" assignment that might people off, but there can be positives.
Sometimes its just the pleasure of going through a year, remembering the good times and places visited.
Sometimes there is real case for celebration, such as the amazing summer of 2012.
But there are also benefits: to spot trends and to help answer that key question for the New Year: what makes a good year?
I think that 2013 was a good year for me because of the travel. Lots of interesting places visited including Vienna, Australia, China, Iceland, Greenland (above) and Geneva.
There was also a lot of good books read during 2013, from the voyages of Mingming, Vikings, Robin Knox-Johnston and Tristan Jones all about sailing to Greenland and the north.
Another theme during the year was photography, with lessons from Rick Tomlinson and a reviews of three cameras.
Of course there was Buff, Sassi and their adventures in show-biz and the America's Cup.
The plans for 2014 are still foggy, but if last year is a guide I should try to include some good travel, sailing to interesting places, good books and a spot of fiction writing too.
What do you think?