Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021!

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Happy New Year everyone!

It’s official.

It’s 2021!

At last!

Gosh!

What.

A.

Year!

I wanted to write about so many things in December 2020, but it was my birthday month.

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And so I picked December to “use up” the rest of my “holiday/vacation time.”

Who could have predicted that 2020 would go belly up?

I certainly didn’t!

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If only we knew.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!

What the hell!

As I work for an Engineering / Information Technology company, I embarked on some self-learning in order to update my IT repertoire!

As well as other bits n’ pieces, but more on that later in the year …

Luckily, for me, my company gives me the opportunity to use Skillsoft Percipio.

For free!

In your own time of course, but isn’t that fantastic?

And as a 2021 present to you, I found a link to a 14-day trial/free access (there’s no affiliation or partnership). Here’s the Skillsoft Percipio link!

If you’re in Germany, scroll to the bottom of that page link and change the language. If that doesn’t work, try this link!

Update your skills in 2021!

I did lots of reading.

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A splinter of ice

Oops!

I read both physical books and eBooks. Here’s how to do so for free, or very little money!

Free books. Yay!

I also lavishly wasted my time and watched trailers of films and programmes that quite frankly, I had already seen!

I know.

It doesn’t make any sense at all, but what does?

Top 50 Greatest Trailers of All Time!

I had planned to write blog posts about winter and the skiing holidays that I been on in 2019 and the EARLY part of 2020 pre-pandemic, and then this happened.

Twats!

And this.

OMG!

So I thought it best not to write abut my love of skiing, in case someone got the wrong idea …

And because, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, I’m devastated over Brexit, and I simply didn’t feel like it.

For the first time since this blog started, I didn’t write anything in December at all!

Here’s why.

You’ll love it!

From the creators of Black Mirror, here’s Death to 2020.

It makes you feel sad, even a little weepy, but somehow you’ll love it!

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The British Berliner is 7 years old. And so much has happened!

2020 was a very mixed year!

A very mixed year indeed, but thank you so much for reading, making comment, and sticking with me.

I love you all!

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Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021!

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What was the worst part of 2020? Are you ready for 2021? Let me know in the comments below!

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6 Comments on “Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021!

  1. The worst part of 2020 to me was: not being able to be there in person, to show emotions physically for a few people in my life that really could have used a hug or extended face time..and I don’t mean the app!
    The best part were a renewed interest into holiday destinations of my home country! And to retrace a few journeys of days passed. Sweet memories.
    Speaking of which, we all will have to come to terms, in time, with our past selves for this year. About the feeling of helplessness, vulnerability ..and maybe even for missed chances due to lack of opportunity or lack of see-through despite the seemingly blocks of time some of us were handed.
    We will make peace, I am sure. And grasp oppurtunities with even more intent and determination as soon as possible.
    Here’s to a frest start that really deserves its name!

    • Thanks so much Frank!

      2020 was emotionally draining for most people but you’re absolutely right. Everywhere I look, 2020 was the year of opening our eyes to what is already in front of us, local destinations, our family and loved ones, or our neighbourhoods. And for that, I’m no exception!

      Indeed, we can’t change the past we can only look forward with hope, for a better new year! 😀

  2. Happy New Year! Here’s a virtual glass of Christmas mead to toast! 🙂

  3. Happy New Year Victoria!! It has been an incredible year, but we got here in the end. We have a lot to be grateful for, I am particularly grateful for my health and the health of my loved ones. I did lose a cousin to COVID-19 and that did bring it very close to home how life is so fragile.
    Here in England we are back to a full National lockdown, but the vaccinations have started and fingers crossed that will be a game changer. I can’t wait for my turn to get the vaccine.
    I wish you and your family a healthy and happy 2021 🙂

    • Thanks so much Gilda!
      I’m so sorry that you lost a cousin to covid-19, it must have been horrible. 🙁

      It’s a bit of a mess in England, but things will get better. Germany is also in Lockdown that will last until January 31st, probably longer, if we want to be realistic.
      Vaccinations have started in Germany too, but it’ll be the summer before it reaches most people.
      If they so choose.

      Here’s to a better, healthier 2021. Cheers! 😀

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