2017 Year in review

Add your highlights and lowlights of an extraordinary year
Created on 5 Dec 2017

Add your highlights and lowlights of an extraordinary year



Tue, 12/05/2017
An extraordinary year in so many ways. Here are a few reflections on 2017
24 Dec. 2017 by
I managed a half day buying a few presents in nearby Bath yesterday and was very conscious of the spending that was going on all around me. I took time to talk to the Big Issue seller, Ivan who was  who has been sleeping in a city centre car park and whilst he is clearly cheered by those who have had time to stop and talk or offer to buy a copy of the magazine, he was less sanguine in his views that society still has a long way to go to recognise the issues and the underlying causes.
31 Dec. 2017 by
If I should not speak it - I feel that I should be thinking it.
1 Oct. 2017 by
This year's Labour Conference wan't something I expected to be excited about, frankly...but...
8 Dec. 2017 by
You will find lists galore elsewhere. Here are some personal thoughts on the albums, songs and mixes of 2017. Add your favourites below the line.
17 Dec. 2017 by
2017 was a year of extremes for me. My first Christmas without my Beautiful Girl had been difficult and I arrived into the first New Year, only six months after she died to a life I didn’t recognise as mine. I promised her I would live. I had nothing to lose any more and I had nothing to fear. The worst had happened and with this knowledge I took my first steps into this unfamiliar territory and took what was left with both hands. There have been many tears but also so many highlights.
30 Dec. 2017 by
You know, this is a tough one. Politics has been so erratic and unexpected for the last 18 months I wouldn't know where to start with all the negatives, so I'll stick with the highlights. The positive for me was the Labour Party Conference in September. I've said elsewhere, it was a moment in time. In particular the extraordinary talent of Naomi Klein aligning herself squarely with Labour, and of course that astonishing leaders speech.