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What a year 2016 has been! Best and worse moment?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by motgnel, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. motgnel

    motgnel New commenter

  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Best - done quite well in my career. Worst, everything else.
    foxtail3 and motgnel like this.
  3. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    I passed the first half of my msc with distinction. Mr Ork got a new job.

    The rest of this year has been full of pain, misery, anxiety, illness and death. I can't wait for it to be over.
    foxtail3, sabrinakat and motgnel like this.
  4. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Best - discovering an enjoyable new hobby.

    Worst - the world generally going to **** around me!
  5. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    Worst was receiving divorce papers and starting to realise the financial mess the s..t had left behind. Best was getting a job I love after five years of intermittent supply work and realising that I'm stronger than I thought and h I'm happy again!
    kibosh, Shedman, InkyP and 4 others like this.
  6. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Driving along the west coast of Scotland on the first day of the NC500 was pretty good. I'm not going to spend time deciding on the worst.
    kibosh and Shedman like this.
  7. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    The year isn't over yet....:eek:
  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Plenty of time yet to have
    Best: winning the lottery
    Worst: sheesh could get way worse!
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Worst - BREXIT - I haven't seen a shred of evidence yet that convinces me it was a good idea
    Second Worst - Losing my car to a careless driver who having first admitted liability then changed their mind.

    Best (so far) - We got GOOD in our OFSTED having been RI for 18 months.
    InkyP and sabrinakat like this.
  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Vardy, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Morgan, Fuchs, Simpson, Schlupp, Okazaki, Ulloa, Schmeichal, Kante, Albrighton, King, Huth et al. An inspirational story showing what people can achieve together. I don't support them, but we all went absolutely crazy in the pub when Hazard's second goal for Chelsea against Tottenham went in and we knew it was almost over...

    I don't dwell on bad things.
    emilystrange likes this.

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    Worst? Waking up the morning after the refendum. And Bowie and Rickman and Victoria Wood.

    Best? Still waiting ...
  12. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Best = nothing yet.

    Worst = Ofsted and getting RI
  13. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    What was the hobby? I'm looking for ideas when I retire.
  14. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    This could turn into a nightmare as long lost relatives and friends suddenly emerge from the woodwork and close family members squabble over your generosity - you've given him the same as me but I've got more children/live in a more expensive area/earn less than him etc.
  15. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Time to get philosophical again - take pleasure and rediscover the wonder in the things we take for granted. Beautiful sunshine on an autumn day, the colour of the trees as the leaves turn, your favourite music and food, the joy and comfort of friends, the love of family, clean water out of the tap, good health. So many good things have happened that we don't even notice.
    NoseyMatronType, InkyP and kibosh like this.
  16. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Highlight-travelling first class on a flight to Los Angeles (once in a life time opportunity, courtesy of a friend) and seeing the Grand Canyon. Worst-death of Mother in Law.
  17. secretsiren

    secretsiren Star commenter

    Worst - being bullied into a hideous breakdown which happened in front of my children and even ten months later has left me feeling like half the woman I once was.

    Best - absolutely nothing. My dad's ill. My mum died last year and I miss her more every day. Yesterday was the seven-year anniversary of the day I miscarried my baby. We're skint. I'm working harder but for less money thanks to the lack of pay rise. There has been nothing remotely good about this year and I cannot wait for it to be over.
  18. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Fortunately I am in a family of just me! And OH's family are very small, so we could share it all out equally and still have lots. Or at least enough to give up work.
  19. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Best being elected Mayor, worst losing my mother and brother-in-law (separate ocassions)
  20. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I feel really quite sad reading some of the posts on this thread. :( What a horrible time people are having. Virtual hugs to you . . as long as you don't mind a bit of a wet shoulder and the sound of close up sniffling.

    I can't say 2016 (so far) has been great shakes for me, but it's not been the worst year (so far)

    * quietly hopes I won't be proved wrong in the next 7 weeks*
    NoseyMatronType likes this.

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