A Palindrome for the New Year

Happy Palindrome day – January 2nd here – so 1221. And if you are feeling that you have eaten too much over the holidays – remember Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards.

OK that’s enough cleverness for today.

From several friends today I have received this video.

In this time of Covid, it is important to share funny things. And I just love this. I hope you do too.

On this day in 2013, I bemoaned the fact that Summer decided not to grace us with her presence – click here to read that post from so many years ago. Well guess what? Once again we are having an odd sunny and warm day, Christmas Day was one as was New Year’s Day, but in between we have had a really mixed bag. Although I have to say that I am not jealous of those friends who have sent me photos of winter wonderlands. Been there; done that and have no desire to do so again.

Summer 2014 was great. My sister came to visit in February and while we (my Late Love and I) showed her around our beautiful country, Mother Nature behaved and showed off with long lovely days of summer.

As we went into 2015 we were all reeling from the terrorist activities around the world, and particularly in our beloved Paris. Here’s what I was thinking/talking/writing about then.

So to January 2016. Here I talked about the plans the Architect and I had for the year, and our future, only to have him diagnosed with a brain tumour in June. Here’s the link to that miserable time in my life.

In January 2017 I talked about a new chapter opening in my life.

In January 2018 I talked about the terrorist attacks again, about wishes, resolutions and hopes for the future . My hopes were –

  • Peace being declared among the fighting factions.
  • Safe housing for the homeless
  • Sufficient food for everyone and a
  • Happy and joyous year to you all.

    Well in 2021, we are still waiting for most of those wishes to be granted.

January 2019 saw me invite you to my Ramblings of an Octogenarian and in 2020 I mused on palindromes.

Do you know AIBOHPHOBIA? It is a fear of palindromes. Yes, really!

So now having come full circle in my blogging life – I started on March 1, 2011, so there was no January musings in that year- all that is left is for me to wish you a very peaceful and joyous New Year. Hoping of course that this pandemic raging in our already troubled world, will be stopped in its tracks. There is hope for that in the vaccines being developed and used around the world. Lets also hope there is sufficient for the Third World countries. They are always at the bottom of the list.

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

15 responses to “A Palindrome for the New Year

  1. Hi Judith! I watched this little video, I must say, seeing these robots dancing looks actually quite cute. Thanks very much for sharing! 🙂
    This afternoon I enjoyed watching again the movie: Strictly Ballroom!
    I love watching good old movies again and again! 🙂
    Four weeks ago, Peter left me and my family after combating severe illness. Peter and I were together for 64 years! So we really had a long life together. After all these years I have to live alone now. I do get some help from my children, but basically I have to learn to become more independent. I say, this is a big change in my life! Being so very elderly, I stay mostly at home so as not to meet too many people and thus hopefully avoiding to possibly infecting myself with the virus. I think for as long as I can stay at home, I can count myself lucky! I reckon, it is good, when there are a few things in life that we can still enjoy. 🙂
    I think 2020 was overall not all bad, but it was definitely very challenging and devastating for a lot of people. Hopefully, in the New Year, all of us are going to learn more and more to avoid getting infected by the dreadful Coronavirus!
    Wishing you, dear Judith, a very healthy and Happy New Year!
    Love, Uta 🙂


    • Oh my dear. How saddened I am at news of your loss. Even though we have never met, I consider you and Peter my friends. There is nothing I can say to relieve you of your devastation. But remember the 64 years you shared and nobody can ever take those away from you. I will be thinking of you and send love and best wishes for the coning year. Love dear Uta from Judith

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  2. Happy palindrome day to you and best wishes for 2021.

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  3. Happy New Year to you my dear friend! Wishing you all the best for 202. Stay safe. xo


  4. I hadn’t heard of aibohphobia; that’s a pretty neat word. The cleverest palindrome I know is “A man, a plan, a canal: Panama”. Somebody must have sat a long time thinking that up.

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  5. Happy New Year! May it bring you joy and peace.

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  6. I love the dancing robots and the smiles they prompt. Thankyou for sharing your year. Your other sister across the world wishes you a happy 2021!


  7. Happy New Year Judith!


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