2016 – In review

Aftermath of New Years Eve in Times Square

Let’s be honest, who is going to miss this year. By all known metrics this has been something of a disaster of a time period. None of those shows that look at past decades are likely to linger on 2016, it is unlikely anyone will ever go “You know what was a good year? 2016”.

So as the final moments slip away like another beloved celebrity it’s time to have a look back at what I wanted to achieve this year and despair as I find  out that my to-do list was hacked by the Russians.

The backlog

  • Read a book – FAIL – Still not managed to complete one adult book. Not even a Kindle version. All this tells me is that I need a holiday (something I have not had this year) so I can at least attempt a novella or short story.
  • Save money – FAIL – We had a child, and then moved house. Let’s think how much that is going to have impacted on the household finances.
  • Eat more vegetables and exercise – FAIL – unless exercise is classed as running after two children. I am introducing more vegetables into my diet but this is by discreet means (it’s mashed up into my food like baby dinners).

Blogging goals

  • Comment more  – FAIL
  • Get freshly pressed – FAIL
  • Not move this site – KIND OF SUCCESS
  • Not redo the site – FAIL

The biggest failure this year has been my complete halt on writing. I could blame children, I could blame moving house, I could blame work. One thing I have learnt this year is that I should only blame myself.


So it is my fault that I have stopped posting, after 18 months of daily posting I just ran out of steam and time and energy. There are plans in place to correct this in 2017. More on this at a later date!

New Goals

  • Survive March – MOSTLY A SUCCESS – I did survive, but not without a few bruises
  • Be better at house – FAIL – I gave up on the old one and started again.

2016 in summary

I’m not sure how to feel about this year, it has been a combination of standing still and complete upheaval. It had featured moments of despair and joy, with situation both in and out of my control.

More than anything it has felt like the year I have grown up. And that has meant trying to decide between my real, work, family and digital life. And family won every time. Next year is about getting the balance right again.


Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

6 thoughts on “2016 – In review”

  1. I noticed that you were no longer around. Nothing better than reading the comments of an english bloke. I am glad to see you again and am glad that everything is more or less OK, apart from the various things that happen in life now and again. Been there and done it all, but at the age of 70 it is nothing new.. I wonder why I am still blogging away regularly, but it seems the older you get, you have too much time on your hands. I no longer have family in England, so am now completely rooted into Switzerland, but I always listen to LBC radio on my iPad in the morning, to keep up with the english way of life and hear where all the traffic problems are ocurring. Keep well, best New Years wishes to you and the family – from an english cockney refugee originally from Befnal Green.

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    1. After posting so often I ran out of steam a little, combined with Child #2 and moving house meant I lost the habit of posting…and in fact doing anything that wasn’t sleeping when I could or painting rooms. The good news is I’m coming back…the bad news is that it may not be here…


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