Two thousand and sixteen.  It sounds like the title of a thirty-year-old sci-fi movie.  Except that it’s neither that nor the future, it’s now; this year “of our Lord” 2016.  In 1978, and as a fifteen-year-old, we were given an English composition assignment:  Portrait of myself in the year 2000.  Only ten years after the release of Stanley Kubrik’s iconic 2001:  A Space Odyssey, 2000 was more than half my then lifetime away;  being thirty-seven seemed inconceivable.  I saw in that year with my grieving father, in Grahamstown, drinking the largest Glenfiddich I have ever had the pleasure to drink.

One of my happiest memories with my parents. I had never seen Dad happier nor more proud.

LindaGHill_jjj-2016When I started writing this, I was in quite a reflective space, thinking about that school essay, what I wrote because it still sticks in my mind, and how life has turned out for me, but I’ll save that for another time.

January 5th is my first “proper” day back at work:  I’m not thrilled.  I’d rather be blogging and working on a couple of ideas I have, and which I hope will open up another income stream.  So, in the spirit of Linda G Hill’s post for today, I’ve also decided to jot down a list of things to do or achieve during this year:

The list

  1. Continue with at least one post on Fiona’s Favourites a week and, possibly, a bit more often if I have time and inclination.  This could include participating in more challenges or prompts:  like this one.
  2. Spend more time in (and on) the garden, sipping good wine.
  3. Take more, better photographs, not necessarily sipping good wine, although that might come later.RivSonEndMtMay2015
  4. Spend less time in the office (even though I do have a great view from my desk), sipping good wine.ViewOfficeDoorNov2015
  5. Sell my property in Johannesburg and then celebrating with a local MCC (aka good wine).LordsMCCBucketDec2015
  6. Turn two ideas into reality and, hopefully, income, sipping good wine.McGJan2015

The last is deliberately cryptic – I don’t want to jinx things!  I’ll keep you posted….

© Fiona’s Favourites 2016

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    1. Thank you – on all counts. The new income stream, if (no, when) it comes off, will have little to do with my current “day job”.

  1. After I read this post, the phrase “sipping good wine” keeps playing in my head, I think 2016 is a good year for sipping good wine, you are right though it does sound like a faraway date in a sci-fi movie

        1. Yip, it is a metaphor. For not stressing, taking more time out with those you love, doing what you love. If I drank that much wine….

          1. Hahahaha sipping wine at the office. Thanks, you have made me laugh and reflect today

  2. LOL – Love “The List” – and so will share a line that my mom clipped out of a t-shirt magazine and gifted to me: – “NOVINOPHOBIA” – The Fear of Running out of Wine (or perhaps, the fear dreams from vines won’t mature fast enough? ” LOL Happy Vino 2016!

  3. Good luck with your goals. You’ve done the right thing in publishing them – it helps in their achievement, apparently. That’s a lovely photo with your parents.

    1. Thanks, Jack. I’m not seeing them as “goals” but rather as “projects” because I have a sense that some of them are a bit “shifty”…

      Thank you – that one of very few pictures of my with my parents. I love it, too!

  4. Good luck with your goals !! N m curious about that essay …hope to get to read that sometime because I happened to get the same topic to ryt on yesterday in school …and m 16 haha!
    Hope u have loads of fun sipping good wine 😀

    1. Ah, Aayusi, I don’t have the essay any more, although I do remember a lot of what I wrote. Perhaps I’ll share some of that another time; when it feels right.

      And thank you, I always have fun sipping good wine 😉

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