Monday, December 31, 2007

and a happy new year…

There always seems to be an air of trepidation hanging over Australia this time of the year. It is a relatively care-free time, summer and holiday season. It is also a time of deadly bushfires, beach disasters, an increase in road deaths and the odd natural disaster one place or another.

Still, we do try to look at the positive side, a sort of notional delineation between old woes and new joy. Not that I really understand the notion when every day we wake up we have the opportunity to try and fix those things we recognise need fixing.

The negatives will always be with us, but I wish you all blessings and wonderful gifts in the coming year. Keep fighting the good fight my friends and know that every small gain is far preferable to the alternative.

6 comments:

Kvatch said...

Hey Cartledge...just wanted to pop by and wish you a Happy New Year and a Happy New Government?

(BTW: How did your brother's campaign turn out?)

abi said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Cartledge.

D.K. Raed said...

May you have a Great Two Thousand Eight, Cartledge. No odd natural disasters! Those summer BBQ's don't really need that much lighter fluid.

I'm mentally traveling. You are invited. Come see where in my NYE Island post. Yes, we are still NYE here, whilst you are already New Years Day. Not too much worse for the wear, I hope.

omg, I see Kvatch hopped by!

Cartledge said...

Hey! It’s the frog! Happy New Year kvatch. The bro screwed up registration so it was an unofficial campaign. Fortunately he had created a media profile so he had his say without forking out money. I guess you’d say he did okay. The former dep PM won but now looks like death warmed over. I was happy to see Vaile survive. He wouldn’t have to face corruption questions if he was consigned to political oblivion.

Abi, thanks. Another year another election campaign.

enigma4ever said...

Happy New Year....I hope that the New Year brings good things for all.....thank you for the great blogging this year...namaste

Cartledge said...

enigma, thank you. It already seems old here :) I'm backing your 7 hopes for the year.