- A glorious summer - let's not forget that it was too hot to eat my lunch outside during the early part of the summer. This compensated somewhat for the lack of holiday, but only a little.
- Working close to home - being able to have lunch every day with Jane was great. I'm going to miss it.
- Concerts - we attended some great gigs in 2006. Most notably Neil Innes and Ray Davies, though The Bonzos, Joan Armatrading and, of course, Al Stewart were all good too.
- A new job before 12 months was out - a job better than I could have hoped for. A new year and a new start.
- Beer with impunity - being able to visit the pub without having to worry about it affecting my performance at work the next day was great. (Not that I did much pubbing this year).
- My co-workers - with the exception of Annette, Harry and Robbie I appear to have been working with a bunch of middle aged school kids.
- My health - I suppose I should do something positive about it, but can't be arsed.
The low points
- The general public - I will not miss these rude, impatient, idiotic lunatics that pass themselves off as human beings.
- No holiday - being stuck at home was no fun. I need to get away from everything to relax. Jane seems to think taking time off work is enough - it isn't.
- Lack of money - on the plus side this has focused my mind on how much money I actually spend...
- Frasier becoming ill - he's doing OK at the moment, for a moggie with Chronic Renal Failure.