2020 in a nutshell

So that was 2020. What a shit year! Brexit and a rampant virus wreaking havoc across the world (same thing, really). Least said about it the better.

On the plus side, I took some more photos. So here’s my tenth annual video slideshow review of the year:

(Click the arrows bottom-right next to the word Vimeo to view the slideshow in full-screen mode.)

Consistent as ever, as in the previous nine years, this year’s slideshow contains 97 photos.

Once again, I composed the ambient pap backing track. It is called Igneous Rock:

See also: All of my yearly nutshell videos


Well, it was bound to happen eventually. My 32-year streak of Christmas Eve ascents of the mighty Moel Famau in North Wales came to an end today. The pandemic was to blame, obviously.

Moel Famau, Christmas Eve 2018
Moel Famau in happier times.

I find myself surprisingly unbothered by the end of the streak. There are far more important things to be bothered about at the moment. But I do hope to start a new streak as soon as possible. If I can make the next streak last 32 years, I’ll be at least 89 by the time I break my personal record.

It’s worth a shot!

Bit of a prick

Flu jab nurse: Can you roll up your sleeve a little further? If possible, I’d like to get at that muscle.