HELLO AND GOODBYE?!
I HAD A CHOICE BETWEEN FINISHING THE YEAR WITH A BANG OR LOOK BACK ON 2017 IN PEACE AND APPRECIATION.
AND WAS THERE A PUBLIC BANG TO SAY GOODBYE TO 2017 AND HULL 17 CELEBRATIONS? HAVE I MISSED IT?
On the last day of the year I have chosen to stay in in my safe place, my home, with family and rub my hands in excitement for next year.
Just a few things that made my year a success:
- HULL 2017 AND BEING PART OF THAT
- NEW FRIENDS
- HULL 10K
- TWO MAGIC HOLIDAYS TO CRETE AND LANZAROTE
- THREE VISITS TO LATVIA
- MUSTANG DRIVE
- NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES
and so on….
The year however didn’t end on a high note in some lemon tasting life aspects, but I am still moving forward, because that’s what we sometimes have to.
Week 52 sadly was culture-less in Hull. First few days I spent in a Christmas spirit, from Tuesday I was gone – I was in Latvia pretending that my other life in the UK don’t exist and on the 31st December I was back.
Today the only thing I had the energy for was Pearson Park and the Whispering Sweet Nothings – A Tree Sculpture
Being surrounded by amazing culture all year round, I feel like this is sweet nothing, but I am glad the sculpture was there. My only outdoor adventure on the last day of the year, so thankful for the little things.
I am repeating myself most of the weeks, but 2017 has been incredible. Every drop of culture in the bucket made my life so much better.
and so on…..
In 365ish days I have taken over 1000 photographs, some are just factual recordings, but some I will milk for a very long time. Some of my favourites:
You are probably wondering what is next…
We have been promised that the Hull 17 legacy will live on for a bit, so the expectation is high, we demand culture, we have been spoilt all year…
MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL will live on a monthly basis [someone has to keep an eye on it, huh?] and I will continue my love affair with Hull.
Maybe one day the year long photo journey will be more than just a digital memory, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
THANK YOU TO EVERY SINGLE FOLLOWER, READER AND “KIND OF HEARD ABOUT ANETE SOODA” FOR MAKING THIS MEANINGFUL.
I WISH EVERYONE HAPPY 2018. MAKE IT COUNT!!