2016 Round-up

Well, 2016 has less than twelve hours to go in this time zone, so I might as well get on with this old thing, pausing only to suggest that 2016 doesn’t hang about, goes away and hangs its metaphorical head in shame.


Let’s look at the numbers first, shall we:

January 1: 214.6 pounds (15 stone 4.6 pounds, 97.3 kg)
December 31: 219.4 pounds (15 stone 9.4 pounds, 99.5 kg)

That is, if the late unlamented scale can be trusted (which it can’t), a rise of 4.8 pounds or 2.2kg. As is often the case, there have been some major ups and downs – the lowest weight of the year was a probably anomalous 211.8 pounds (15 stone 1.8 pounds, 96.1 kg) in January, and the highest a positively bloated 229.5 pounds (16 stone 5.5 pounds, 104.1 kg) in April. Though, as mentioned, all figures for this year should be treated with suspicion.


Slightly up on last year, boosted by a bunch of recent book reviews

2003: 2 posts
2004: 515 posts
2005: 576 posts
2006: 620 posts
2007: 747 posts
2008: 833 posts
2009: 718 posts
2010: 717 posts
2011: 770 posts
2012: 665 posts
2013: 607 posts
2014: 484 posts
2015: 469 posts
2016: 474 posts


I traded in my X-T1, the unused lenses, the X100S and the X100T this year, leaving me with the dinky little X70 and the superb X-T2. Now I just need to get out more and take photographs.

Having pretty much ignored my guitar for most of the year, in the last month or so, I’ve been slowly getting back into practicing – chords and scales. Just need to get to the point where I can play something resembling a song or two.

And I really need to get back into walking to work, which might help with the weight thing.

And finally…

Happy New Year to anyone and everyone who reads this stuff. And I’m not going to say anything silly about how 2017 is going to have to be better than 2016, because, well…