Why hello there 2017

January 5, 2017
2017, Hello there, New Year

2017, Hello there, New Year

Why hello there two thousand and seventeen!

You kinda snuck up on me, sight unseen.

What will you bring me over the next twelve months?

Some good health and happiness would come up trumps!

Will I set some goals and see them through?

Or fluff about as I’ve been known to do?

Will you take more lives like last year did?

Or are you fed up with it like me. I’m quite livid!

Can you help me get fit and shed a few pounds?

Can you stop me catching any more lurgies on their rounds?

Will I meet new people?  Will some disappear?

That’s what happened to me just last year!

Will I travel somewhere that I’ve not been before?

I’d like that (just a heads up). Should I tell you some more?

Please could you keep all my family safe and well?

My friends too.  You know who they are.  I don’t need to tell.

Will the blog do ok?  Am I on or off track?

Can you help work out how to get time for photography back?

Don’t go too fast because I age with you.

I want each day to feel like two.

You know what?  I don’t want to know

what gifts or challenges upon me you plan to bestow.

It’s better I take each day as it comes,

but I’d like it if you and I could be chums.

So cheers 2017.  Let’s do this year well.

That’d be swell.


Did you do anything special on New Years Eve?  I had two sisters, one niece, one nephew and one fur-nephew over.  It was a very hot and humid day here in Brisbane.  We had champagne and a BBQ dinner and swam in the pool.  We watched the Sydney fireworks on TV and stayed up waaaaay past midnight!  It was a fun night and a lovely way to end 2016 and bring in 2017.  Happy New Year to you.  May 2017 be your best year yet!

Ciao for now,



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  • Reply Deborah January 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Love this Min! I was babysitting on NYE so all three kids and I were in bed by 9pm.

    And yes, I’d like to be friends with 2017 as well! x

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks Deb! Babysitting on NYE?! Good on you for getting them all in bed by 9pm. We hadn’t even had our dessert yet then! lol Happy New Year! xo

  • Reply Kylie Boyes January 5, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I love it Min. NYE sounds like it was a blast. Hopefully 2017 will bring you all your wishes!

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks Kylie! I’m glad you like my silly little poem. I knew I needed to write about it being a new year but when I sat to write … this is what my fingers ended up typing! lol I hope 2017 makes all your wishes come true too! xo

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill.com.au January 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Great poem Min – summed things up really well! (I wouldn’t mind 2017 taking a few kilos off me as well) I spent midnight on NYE sound asleep. I haven’t seen the NY in for a few years now and haven’t really missed it. If they move it to 9.30pm, then I may stay up for the fireworks πŸ™‚

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Leanne! Yes I’ve been a bit off track over the Christmas period with eating and exercise. Time to get back into the regular routine! I see NYE in every year because every year my siblings (all or some of them) come over and we eat, swim, drink, struggle to stay awake till midnight, watch the fireworks on TV and then soon after crash! They have earlier fireworks locally where I live. We heard them! Happy New Year! xo

  • Reply Raych aka Mystery Case January 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I was invited to the opening night of Singin’ in the Rain here in Perth for New Year’s Eve. It was all kinds of fabulous. The show that is. Being at Crown Resort on NYE, with no booking… not so fab and so very busy.

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Oh lucky you! I saw Singin’ in the Rain here in Brisbane with a friend. It was great! I’m sure the Crown Resort on NYE would have been super busy! Happy New Year Raychael! xo

  • Reply Sue January 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    What a fabulous poem I just loved reading it. Our New Year’s Eve was spent the way we do every year. At our apartment on the Gold Coast, we make a seafood platter, have some bubbles and watch the kiddies fireworks. I wouldn’t change it for anything. Have a wonderful 2017. I look forward to getting to know you more.

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks Sue! I’m no Shakespeare but it was a bit of fun LOL Your New Year’s Eve sounds fabulous! Looking forward to getting to know you more during 2017 also! πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl January 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    A beautiful and inspiring poem!

    We had an early NYE. Except I then got woken up by the sound of the fireworks and ended up watching them on my phone in bed.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks SSG! LOL – an early to bed intention but woken by the fireworks anyway. The same would have happened to me, especially with a dog in the house that is afraid of fireworks! Happy New Year! xo

  • Reply Di from Max The Unicorn January 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Love your cute poem! Best wishes for 2017, hope what you’ve asked for comes true!

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      LOL cute is a good word for it! A bit of light hearted fun is needed sometimes in this dark and heavy hearted world. Thanks for the best wishes for 2017 and the same to you Di! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Lyndall @ Seize The Day Project January 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Happy New Year to you Min. Love your poem – you’re very clever! My NYE was not mine. Our 14 y.o. son had friends over in the afternoon until 9pm, and our 16 y.o. went out to see the local fireworks … and I had to collect her after midnight. Only one small glass of bubbles for me. Maybe next NYE I’ll get to do something?! πŸ™‚ #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Happy New Year to you too Lyndall! Glad you like my little poem. Oh dear – busy NYE for you! I’ve had those kind before that’s for sure. Not anymore though. Youngest is now 21! I’m pleased you at least got one small glass of bubbles in. πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Kathy Marris January 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Your poem is excellent Min. You obviously have a talent there. On NYE we very reluctantly went to a party but we ended up having a nice evening, watched the fireworks from the balcony of the house we were at and were home by about 10pm. Perfect night for us! Happy New Year. πŸ™‚ #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Oh thanks Kathy – such a nice thing to say! I’m glad you ended up having fun at your reluctantly attended party! That has happened to me before. Practically drag myself there and end up having a ball. Happy New Year to you too. πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Kirsty @ My Home Truths January 5, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    All the very best for this year Min! I hope it is the amazing year you hope for and deserve x

    • Reply Min January 5, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Kirsty and the same for you! xo

  • Reply JODIE FILOGOMO January 6, 2017 at 12:54 am

    What a talent to be able to put in words this poem, Min!!
    Happy 2017!

    • Reply Min January 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks so much Jodie. Happy 2017 to you also! xo

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit January 6, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Great poem!
    I fell asleep before midnight (after playing darts with friends for much of the evening on our back deck). I have this bad feeling that not making it through to midnight may well be why my first week of the year has been fraught with challenges. Damn it!

    • Reply Min January 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Leanne! I was up WAY past my bedtime on NYE. I hope your challenges are done with now. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed for Alfie and sending all the positive vibes I can muster your way! xoxo

  • Reply Shauna 'Round the Corner January 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    “It’s better I take each day as it comes”…that’s where I am at too Min. I think it’s a good way to be. Live for now.
    We had friends and family stay overnight in tents on New Year’s Eve! We even pitched ours and my husband and I slept in it in the scorching heat for the sake of our kids joining in the camping fun. Crazy I tell you. I lasted until the kids (aaaall of the kids!) surfaced at 5.30 am and began bouncing on the trampoline beside us. “That’s it. I’m out” I said to hubby and snuck inside for power nap in air conditioned comfort before launching into cooking breakfast for a cast of thousands! It was good fun. Slept most of New Year’s Day. Hehe.

    • Reply Min January 6, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Yes – live in the now and don’t let your mind wander too far ahead and start worrying and stressing – that’s my motto. One day at a time and just do your best with each one you are blessed with. LOL – oh Shauna I had to laugh at your description of your camping night! That is so me – I’d have been out too (any excuse) and inside for a power nap in air conditioned comfort! I was soooo tired on New Years Day. We all watched a movie that night and I slept through most of it. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply budget jan January 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    My kind of poem! On New Years Eve, Marty, his sister and I walked/ran down to the beach at Coolum in time for 8 a.m. fireworks. I had worn my walking skirt which has pockets for iphone etc but I’d forgotten it was quite short. When we got there I realised if I sat on the beach I’d get sand in my pants lol. So I sat on my haunches for quite some time (thank you body balance and yoga), but eventually I had to bight the bullet and get all sandy. The fireworks were good and there were lots of kids around who let out appreciative Oooh’s and Ahhh’s. It was fun. Happy 2017 Min.

    • Reply budget jan January 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      That would be PM lol.

      • Reply Min January 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        Sure makes more sense then fireworks at 8am!! LOL πŸ™‚

    • Reply Min January 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Haha – love your story Jan! Sand in your pants is all part of the beach experience isn’t it? lol I used to go to Coolum a lot back in the early 80’s. It’s changed a bit since then though! Happy 2017 to you too! πŸ™‚

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