Goodbye 2014 – 31 December 2014


I’ve always said that my blog, tweets, and channel are entirely for my own benefit. If other people view them, great; and if other people actively follow them, wonderful. But, first and foremost, they are a record for my own benefit of my life.

Forgive me then, dear reader, for so indulging myself as to create yet another ‘review of the year’-type video. I’m grateful that both last year’s and 2011’s were publicly met with a warm response, but don’t doubt that there’ll be some who (albeit without saying so) did not enjoy them. They’ll say I’m too smug, perhaps: too eager to show off what I’ve been up to this year. My four-minute compilations are no better than the traditional round-robin letter, slotted unsolicitedly into Christmas cards to express a glossy view of a given family’s life.

To them – to you, that may even be – I say this: I’m sorry.

I’m sorry, because I’ve done it again. Why? Because one day I know this dream will end. My good luck will run out and I’ll have nothing left but memories of happier times. At least when that happens, though, I’ll be able to look back over 2014 and remember what a wonderful time it was for me.

Personal highlights from 2014, featured in the film

News events of 2014, featured in the film

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.

2 Responses

  1. Karen Martin says:

    There is definitely a reporting/presenting career waiting for you.

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