Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your patience! I have let my blog posts slide a bit this year for reasons better known to themselves. But just to update you a little I am posting a list of shiny things in 2022. It’s always good to appraise what has happened over the last 12 months. Most of them have been very good. The only low point was falling and hitting my head against a brick corner, semi-scalping myself and having 15 stitches in my head. But happy to say I’ve made a full recovery.

Frank and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary in September and I turned 62 in August. Tuppence celebrated her 1st birthday in August. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone, and yet it seems ages ago since last Christmas! Time has somehow taken on a different aspect since Covid lockdowns. I hope this year has gone well for you, and I wish you all the best for the next 12 months!

New and Old Things in 2022

Tuppence the dog! (OK, we picked her up in 2021 but her influence extends to 2022 and beyond)

Making new friends who are dog owners via Doggy Dating app

Saying a final goodbye to our home in Amsterdam

Finding a hairdresser and salon I like in Arnhem, Maria at Le Coupe

Stopping using henna and using 6.8 Hair colour by WeColour.

Meeting local expats now that Covid restrictions have lifted. Finally!

Being able to travel/house-sit again in the UK, Belgium, Germany and Norway

Taking a cruise to Pulpit Rock in Norway

Buying an e-car (Renault Zoe)

Completing the Ultimate Novel Writing Course by Jericho Writers. Read the anthology by clicking below.

Screenshot from 2022-12-12 10-02-04

Taking part in Nanowrimo and completing 50,000 words

Finding a dance class I enjoy

Buying a new e-bike

Making a little free library outside our front door


Have you started anything new or rediscovered something in 2022? Perhaps you plan to do so in 2023. I’d love to hear from you!



About susancarey

Angela writes using pseudonym, Susan Carey. She has dual nationality, GB/NL and lives in Nijmegen. Susan has had short fiction published on multiple platforms and was a runner-up in the 2018 and 2017 Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Competitions. Her writing has also been published and performed by amongst others: Mslexia, Liars’ League, Reflex Fiction, the Casket and of course the wonderful Writers Abroad. In 2020 she published her short story collection, Healer. Tweets at @su_carey
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