Thursday, 31 December 2020

Happy New Year message.

Hello. Tis the last day of the year. It's been a bit of a bonkers year but we have got through it. It was a lovely sunny day today, too nice to stay indoors. I did my usual five mile walk around the fields, I haven't done this route for a few weeks because it's been very boggy. Today it was freezing so most of the ground was rock hard. Still difficult  walking but not so slippery. I took my walking pole to help me stay upright. I call it my third leg. 
I didn't check the battery in the cameras before I went, so this video is a bit hurried. 
I thought it would be fun to take some low sun shadow pictures. 



This is my favourite. The ground is frozen, the puddles have iced over. 


Thank you for your contributions on the previous post. I set it up as an alternative viewpoint, and thankfully there weren't many comments I had to delete. I did notice that people made a point about the nurse who had the jab who went on to catch the covid virus. They referred to the person as 'she', when in fact it was a male nurse. Proof that they didn't read the article and based their assumptions on the headline. This happens time and time again. 
One person told me to keep my opinions to myself. Deleted I'm afraid. I will not be told what I can and can't write about on my blog. I will publish differing points of view if the writer sets out their story in a clear and concise way, without using derogatory language. I have been appalled by some of the comments on other blogs which have been a no holds barred tirade of blasphemy. Up to the blogger of course if they want to allow it. 
I'm sorry but I am not going to reply to every comment. The short answer to Margie's questions is, everything she needs to know is on the internet. I spend hours researching it, I pick up links here there and everywhere. That's why they call it the rabbit hole. there's a lot to read. Some can be discarded, some can be filed for future reference. Information can be cross referenced. This story is going to run for a long time. Here's a clue. Check out the World Economic Forum. It is made up of leaders from all around the world, and, the richest people on earth. They usually meet in January in Davos, I believe it has been put back to April. Watch what they are planning. 
I have a couple of phone calls to make so I must wind it up. Thanks to the people who have emailed me, I do appreciate it. Thanks for visiting my blog in 2020. I hope you come back in 2021. Toodle pip.   ilona

22 comments:

  1. Have a free Christmas circus show everyone filmed live from my local circus in Gt Yarmouth.
    Happy New Year Iona and all xxx
    https://youtu.be/bD61F4DW5gI

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    1. Blogger doesn't allow links to be put in comments. Copy and paste this into your top address bar and it will take you to yooootooob. It's 1 hour 28 minutes long. Put it on full screen. Looks good. Thanks Trish.

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  2. Thank you for your inspiring and honest posts this year. Always a joy to read your words.
    I do hope that everyone has a better year this year and that we all have a more joyful 2021. xx

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  3. Hi again my link for the free circus New Year’s Eve show doesn’t seem to work in my first comment so please go to YouTube and search Hippodrome New Years Eve Special 2020 it’s brilliant! Enjoy everyone xx

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  4. Happy new year Ilona, keep walking, take care and I hope this time next year the awful time we are all having will be history xx

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  5. I have actually done a lot of research Ilona - in fact I had done a lot of research on a potential pandemic before this one even took hold - that's why I was prepared and not out there panic buying at the last minute. I just choose to believe a different group of "experts" than you do and I do not believe it's all a grand conspiracy. Experiencing SARS a few years ago, which was particularly deadly here in Toronto probably gives me a different outlook than those who haven't experienced something this serious in recent times.

    What I actually asked was to do with you personally - I suppose I just don't understand why you have such a poor opinion of the same medical experts who saved your life when you had cancer as you seem to have now. Why go to the dentist or even the vet if you think they espouse lies. I just find it rather odd.

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    1. Who said I had cancer? I didn't. Saved my life? Eh? What are you talking about? Another making assumptions when you don't know the whole story. I need a dentist to look after my teeth, and I need a vet to look after my cats.

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    2. What a strange comment by that 'unknown' person. Not all 'medical experts' have the same opinions about all diseases at all times otherwise there would be no progress and no individuality in expertise etc and as for you having cancer?... Thanks for publishing this and all you blog posts and videos in 2020. I enjoyed them and learnt from them and discussions were had in my house following them. Happy 2021

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    3. Yes, very strange. I couldn't understand it.

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  6. Thank you for your great video again.Always cheers me up!.A very Happy New year to you Ilona and Thank you so much for your blog land friendship over the years,and I know that my lovely friend Flis will wish you the same.xxxx

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  7. I enjoy your "rabbiting" videos (LOL) and reading your posts. You always come across as so genuine and I appreciate that.
    Love your Long Shadows and I felt you must have been talking to me when you mentioned caring for our health. I mean to do better this year, in caring for myself.
    Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy 2021 :) Mxx

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  8. Dear Ilona: From Vancouver Island, BC - wishing you a very Happy New Year and many, many miles of wonderful walks ahead. Thank you for keeping your blog up despite those who ridicule you. Your opinion is your business. I log on to view your informative posts. They make me happy!

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  9. Happy New Year Ilona Thank you for your inspiring and no nonsense posts !! Wishing you the very best for 2021

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  10. Thank you for including me on your walk. You have inspired me to attempt the 1000 Mile Walk challenge beginning tomorrow despite the predicted gale. Your blogs are a bright spot. Blessings 2021

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  11. Love the long shadows. I wish we had more seats to rest on, even here in the suburbs there aren't any, I'd have to walk as far as the city before I find a park bench. I'll be trying that this year, walking to the city and back, I did it a few times last year, but then Covid happened and I stayed home, so now I'm back to square one and can't walk very far without needing a rest.
    Happy New Year.

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  12. Happy New Year Ilona. Thank you for your blog and video's, especially the 'crafty ones'

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  13. Wishing you a Happy New Year Ilona! Thanks for all your photos, inspiring videos and recollections too. May health and happiness be yours on 2021, all the very best to you and your lovely cats xxx

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  14. Happy New Year Ilona have a great one xxxx

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  15. A very Happy New Year to you. I love my trekking pole in the Winter months and having gone apex over bustle in the mud last week [no harm done] it has reminded me to dig it out again for this next couple of months walking. Arilx

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  16. Happy new year, thank you for posting your words of common sense and wisdom of which is so refreshing to hear during these weird times we live in xx

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