2006 in Retrospect

2006 has come to an end, and 2007 is about to begin. Normally I don’t look back, but I’ll make an exception this time. So: what did happen in 2006, worth mentioning?

Well, in a way, my 2006 started in December 2005. Unlike other years, I had a New Year Wish. Not the normal one (smoke, drink or eat less), but instead: In 2006, I would find myself a new job! I really wanted it to happen early 2006 – preferably in the first quarter of 2006, but I knew that would be hard to obtain.
But I did it! I found a job ad late January, went to job interview in February, quitted my old job in the end of February, and started in my new job April 1.

I have long had a dream of seeing more of the world, but until now, it hadn’t been more than small trips. In 2006, I said “Well, f… it!” and went on an absolutely wonderful – and extremely expensive – journey to Greenland. I still suffer from the aftereffects in form of an almost empty bank account. But I’ll never ever regret that I did it! To other people, traveling round the globe, it might not sound as much. But to me it was something special! And something I tend to do again!


Me on ice (in bright sunlight).

Looking back, 2006 will probably also be remembered as the year of broken stuff. Normally I have a lucky touch in buying things of good quality. Or – that was before 2006 started. Never has so many of my things broke down in such short time!
I think it started out with a broken water pipe. Later on my laptop computer has been repaired twice (!), and my hard disk recorder has crashed yet another drive (the first one not in 2006 though). Oh, and if you haven’t heard of anyone, getting a new steering wheel, because the original one suddenly started to melt – well, you have now!
These days, in the last days of 2006, I have some trouble with my kitchen sink. Hopefully that’ll be the last part breaking down for me for some while!

The rest of the country might remember 2006 as the year Christian Valdemar Henri John got christened.

And that, my friends, was 2006 as I have seen it.
Happy New Year to all of you out there! My best wishes for 2007!

One thought on “2006 in Retrospect

  1. Rosanna

    No, base man – I think you going to Greenland is just WONDERFUL! There is no such thing as a holiday which is ‘not as much’ as any other. All holidays open your world, and Greenland looks just incredible. You must tell me all about it sometime.

    Happy new year, and thankyou for the recap.

    PS: Christian is cute.

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