Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018

The final day of 2017 has come and gone,
and the first day of 2018 is here.
A blank page in a new diary, for me to fill with
a variety of different opportunities.
Was it a good or bad year for me?
At this moment I am undecided.
It did end better than it started and I made several
decisions that will, hopefully, come to fruition in 2018.

To quote from The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
“Leap and the net will appear”.
I leapt, and the net did appear.

To all those who read my postings, many thanks.
I hope that I tweaked your wander lust in some way.
If you planning a trip to South Africa, and would like some advice,
especially when it comes to safari destinations,
please feel free to contact me via Facebook.

I look towards 2018 with hope and enthusiasm.
There will be some changes made to the Blog in January.
But more about the changes at a later stage.

I do hope that there will be some beach trips in 2018.
It has been awhile since I covered places at coastal destinations.

But for now, I will be taking a short break after an intense month
of  campaigning for votes in the SA Blog Awards.
The results should be available by the end of January.
If you voted, many thanks, each vote was appreciated.

Please note that all images, unless otherwise stated, are my IP.
They may not be copied from this Blog posting used individually
without permission and the relevant fees being paid.
My thanks to all my sponsors that were with me in 2017.
I hope that we are able to continue working together in 2018.
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They enable me to ensure that my articles
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Not to mention all the other benefits that FTTH offers…
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One of my problems is often lack of battery power
 if I have been using the camera on my phone.
I have tried many “powerbanks”,
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