So this is it then. Goodbye and, more or less, good riddance ’07.
It’s not been a specially great year here in Ambridge. A bit like the Nikkei, we’re closing the year a good few percentage points down. That said there have been highlights, both personal and professional along the way. It just seems they have been significantly outweighed by the lowlights this particular year. As a prime example, the year that began with exuberant chocolate fountains (yes I did mean plural) to a full house on New Year’s Day, goes out to a much more sedate chocolate fondue for five tonight, and for the first time ever we get two New Year celebrations exactly one hour apart, as one of our little flock will be celebrating Bonne Annee in mid exchange visit far away from the familial bosom.
(And if he doesn’t ring us close on the stroke of Minuit local time there’ll be ructions).
So all in all ’07 goes down in the Jest family annals as a bit of a damp squib.
We’re hoping for better in ’08, and despite the preceding misery (“the poor old lad’s come over all Seasonally Affective on us again” I hear you all shout, and you might have a point…) I would like to take the opportunity to wish all who tread here hereafter, the very best of years ahead.
And, of course, as much chocolate as you can comfortably accommodate ;-)