Chaos to Cosmos
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Friday, 31 December 2021

2021 a year in review

Hythe on a dull and miserable Christmas Day

The first time I left the house in 2021 was to Escape to Hythe on 25 Apr. A lot of the reason for that was feeling so ill after my first Covid Vaccination in February - from which I have never fully recovered back to my usual baseline. Imagine how bad actual COVID could be! It makes me even more concerned about making sure I don't catch it - vaccinated or not and I have now had both doses and booster - and ever more angry at the complete lack of protection being afforded us.

The next time I went anywhere was to Hamble on 30 May and the consequences of that 1¾ hour outing were really too much to make it worthwhile.

We tried to go out on 14 Aug, but I twisted my ankle and had to abort that.

North Devon 2021

We did have a holiday in north Devon in Sep and I really should be grateful for that (and am for the walk along Saunton Sands, although the consequences of that simple thing were a bit much), except the preparations running up to the holiday were fraught with stress and difficulties, the accommodation really wasn't great; food shortages had an impact; there was so much I was unable to do because it was inaccessible due to being so busy; where I could not stand to queue and, to be honest, I came home wanting to cry, feeling like I needed a holiday.

Didn't go out again until 19 Dec to Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland. 'Paid' for that with Post-exertional malaise (PEM), but for once, it was worth it.

And about 10-15 minutes in Hythe on Christmas Day.

Otherwise, this Christmas has been as dull as the weather. There has been far too much making do, although compared to most people we really haven't had many excesses and still the richer food than normal hasn't agreed with either of us.

As for 2022, my expectations are low and I think they need to be to be able to cope, otherwise the disappointments would be devastating. COVID isn't going away any time soon. If we can manage to get away to somewhere where no other human wants to go, but is still nice, that would be a bloody miracle.