I recently realised that this blog, in one form or another, has been going for a little over 15 years. The site has travelled across a couple of domains and several servers over the years but I’m still shambling on so, apropos of nothing, today seemed as good a day as any to take a look back at what I was posting on 24th April in previous years.
Not much, it turns out, which probably isn’t overly surprising as I’m not the most consistent blogger in the world. Sometimes my posting frequency will rise, but often life will leap out and the blog is one of the first things to become neglected.
That said, I was watching the French Presidential election in 2017 and looking forward to Macron beating Le Pen in the run-off. Just imagine the coronamess we’d all be in if Le Pen had actually made it into the Élysée Palace.
My first job outside of the UK was in The Netherlands way back in 1999. At the time, the agent who had found me the job told me that the cost of importing my car would be prohibitive and I should see how well I got on with public transport before considering buying a new one. In 2010, about to start a new job and with the twins on the way, I finally got around to getting a new car.