30 December 2007

Eight wishes for 2008

I was tagged by Grendel to do an eight wishes meme. The meme was started by Iain Dale. Well here goes:

1. Good health for my parents. My father turns 82 next week, my mother turns 80 in the summer. They are in reasonable shape for their age but both need to undergo procedures in the coming months. I hope that these procedures ensure they continue to have a good quality of life.

2. Better health for me in the coming year. That means, inter alia: no cracked ribs, no lingering chest or eye infections, no sebaceous cyst problems and no thinking I’ve put my foot on a stair only to find it’s a cat..... with the back pain that causes.

3. The favourable resolution of some work related issues

4. West Ham to be in the 3rd round draw in next season’s UEFA cup

5. Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness continue their close working relationship. Their close collaboration has been one of the most pleasant political surprises for me this year.

6. Peace in Darfur, the Congo, peaceful regime change in Burma and Zimbabwe. Far too many people in the world deserve better prospects. The people of these nations certainly do.

7. Labour to find its way again.

8. A marked increase in the amount of drivel spouted here....

Who to pass this on to?


roman said...

Happy New Year, Jams.
Watch those cats on the stairs!

The Lone Beader® said...

I wish for more Porcupine Tree shows! :D

Happy New Year from Boston=:)

jmb said...

May all your wishes come true, especially those for your parents.
Happy New Year Jams

jams o donnell said...

Roman, Diane, jmb. I yope you have a very happy new year too.

Anonymous said...

I hope your mum and dad are OK.

Why doesn't anyone warn you that you'll have to cope with octogenarian parents when you hit middle age?

Happy New Year!

jams o donnell said...

THat is very true Roger! A happy New Year to you too

CRIZ LAI said...

Thanks for being around always during 2007. Happy 2008 and may your life be filled with lots of love, joy, happiness, health, wealth and success for the new year and many years to come.


elasticwaistbandlady said...

What, no weight loss or big money wishes and dreams for 2008? You're so unpredictable, jams!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Criz. I hope you have a very happy New Year.

Ach, weight loss has to be number 9. I must go on a diet..... (sighs)