It’s been a helluva interesting year in Knysna; full of happiness, sorrows and excitements. Thank you for sharing my belief in lifting the carpet of our town to see what’s crawling beneath. Thanks to all those who helped with kids’ trips, shared posts, commented on Facebook or donated towards keeping all these things and me going.
Although, arguably, a Zuma symptom, the biggest national disappointment has been load shedding.
The biggest local disappointment of the year remains those policemen who refuse to work with us. They need to realise that they are not in charge of us but rather our neighbours sharing all the ups and downs. A close second to their disdain for our town is the ISDF, the ‘plan for our future’, which has never materialised after the tender was illegally awarded and millions spent.
Thumbs down to those politicians who are suing me or laying charges in an attempt to prevent you from getting the truth and accountability for your taxes. Thumbs down to the ANC for failing to be opposition in Knysna or question the villain that is there big boss. Thumbs down to hypocritical Helen Zille for refusing to investigate DA crimes in Eden District. Thumbs down to the local DA for operating in secrecy whilst expensively decorating their offices, buying flatscreen TVs and going on Cape Town trips whilst we suffer in potholes.
Thumbs up to Knysna-Plett Herald newspaper for finally growing some balls – i’ll fight with them over stories and coverage but it makes a big difference knowing that another organisation is pursuing real news. I hope that they have the courage and determination to jump the obstacles that are bound to be thrown in their path too.
My favourite project of the year must be Knysna In Bloom – our town is prettier for it!
A personal achievement was passing the half a million word blogging mark on KnysnaKeep.org. A bigger high was totally surpassing the goal to have 2000 subscribers on Facebook and ending the year on 3540 – wow! 🙂
2015 is guaranteed to be tougher and more thrilling… but i’ll wait until your hangover has cleared before sharing that with you – ha ha. I’m going to pretend to be a 100 years old and watch movies until sweet slumber carries me into the new year.
Stay safe and live well! THANK YOU!