2023 in a nutshell

So that was 2023… The year in which global temperatures headed off the charts. The year in which, once again, peace was not yet restored to the Middle East. The year in which an old man finally inherited an overpriced hat from his mum. The year in which some bell-end took a chainsaw to an iconic British landmark.

On the plus side, we got some new bookshelves, and I took some more photos. So here’s my thirteenth annual video slide-show review of the year:

Consistent as ever, as in the previous ten years, this year’s slide-show contains 97 photos.

Once again, I composed the ambient pap backing track. It is called Funk & Disorderly:

See also: All of my yearly nutshell videos

Levelling up London’s potholes

In case you were wondering where the government intends to invest all that ‘saved’ HS2 funding…

Department for Transport: Government invests £235 million to upgrade and repair roads across London

Allocations for London boroughs to improve capital’s roads announced • long-term investment to make roads safer and smoother using redirected funding from HS2 • according to the RAC, motorists could save up to £440 in repairs caused by poor road conditions.

Optical allusions

Admiring a stunning rainbow with my better half…

Me: Apparently, the laws of optics have changed… Rainbows didn’t exist until after Noah’s flood. God created them as a promise to the world that He would never flood it again.

Jen: All I can say is He seems to have taken His eye off the ball this morning.

Cousin Chris

My music-streaming service (Tidal) just recommended some hip-hop to me. The only reason I can conceive it might do this is if the algorithm decided some chap named ‘Chris Carter’ might be my cousin.

(Links are not endorsements.)