Friday, 31 December 2010


2010? Most certainly a year to forget, punctuated by illness and severe financial problems. Unfortunately, Meniere's Disease has continued to dog my every step right up to the end of this year, with new medication certainly helping stem the tide, while at the same time sapping any strength that remained from my day job.
Like many folks, we found the effects of the recession extremely hard to shake off, and just managed (by inches) to avoid financial meltdown. During that worrying period, most of my DVD collection had to be sold: the Argento's; the Fulci's and the Franco's. All gone now.

While I didn't get to the point of never wanting to see a film again, my leisure activities took a good few bullets, with even a trip to the cinema out of bounds due to lack of cash. To be perfectly honest, a blog was often the last thing on my mind.
But, we have a new year on the horizon and while I appreciate that 2011 is going to be just as tough, one of my resolutions is to get this blog moving once again.

I'd like to thank everyone who visited in 2010, left comments and kindly offered their support. I greatly appreciate this, and would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.


  1. I hope things get better for you. Things are tough all over 'tis true and it makes the connections that we've all made via the blogosphere that much more important. I always enjoy visiting your blog and look forward to whatever you have in store for '11.

  2. Thanks very much, JD. You are right. Have a great 2011, mate.

  3. Great to hear that you're looking forward mate, good luck and a happy new year to yourself and the family.

  4. Really hope you have a much better year in 2011 Steve

  5. I sincerely hope your 2011 will be a happy and better one for you, my friend. Thank you very much, Steve.

  6. Thanks very much indeed, chaps. Your kindness is much appreciated. I'm optimistic 2011 will be a good one. Thanks again.