Review 2019

2019, another revolution around the Sun. This is the time of year for looking back and looking forward. I made a lot of resolutions at the beginning of the year New Year’s Resolutions (when made), which I didn’t keep very well… New Year’s Resolutions (seen from December).


I continue to teach English to private students ranging in age from 6 to over 50 years old. It is an interesting job but not something I really planned to do, but I guess that is where my career path has ended. I also teach in the German School in Tbilisi and at Trinity Education.


This is one of three blogs, this is the general blog, the most viewed post (over 1200 views) was my post looking at the good and bad aspects of living in Georgia for 10 years (A Decade of Living in Georgia: the Good and the Bad…).

The other blogs are more specialised : one concerned with my diecast collecting (My Diecast Blog) and, the other with my struggles with the Georgian Language (The Reluctant Georgian Learner).

These blogs fulfill my pressing desire, almost a need, to write.


We didn’t do a lot of travelling this year, we didn’t even leave Georgia. We did finally see Svaneti, a unique mountainous area of Georgia, with stunning vistas.


More about our trip: A Trip to Svaneti….been there got the fridge magnet!

I read 42 books in 2019, according to Goodreads (but some of the entries were cheating a bit, being short novellas). 25 were over 200 pages long, one  “Jonathan Strange and Dr Morrell” by Susanna Clarke was over 1000 pages long. Two books, I think everyone should read are “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari and “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker. Other highlights included “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris,  “Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury and  “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood.

And finally…

Happy New Year to all my readers and followers, I hope 2020 brings you health, happiness, love and fulfillment.

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