What did the year 2016 bring to you?
A very full, very mixed year for me.
Two friends died of cancer, another from heart failure.
My favourite vehicle (my Hilux) died, as did our fridge, TV and ride-on mower.
Got back into doing some programming, and really enjoyed it.
Got qualified as an independent commissioner, to sit on hearings on resource management issues.
Lots of things happened.
As a Zone Water Management committee chair, we found ourselves in the third year of a drought, with all the issues that come with that.
A campaign to become Mayor of our town, which I did not get enough votes to win, but did get enough votes to get my deposit back.
Some very interesting meetings.
Some very interesting trips.
We had the 7.8 earthquake, with all the uplift, and the need to dig out and repair all our club facilities. Probably close to 20 meetings in the last 6 weeks on that issue – a 4 hour one earlier today. Lots of different issues, helping people in many different ways.
Lots of interesting golf played. The interclub team I led won the competition.
Some very interesting online conversations.
Read some great books.
Read a lot of very interesting online articles.
Fell off my mountain bike this afternoon (on a ride with my brother in law and his brother) – so right now nursing a twisted ankle that is giving me a bit of grief.
Pete just took us all out for dinner, and I hobbled along – lovely food.