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Blogtober 2020 – Millennium

We are now into Day 8 of Blogtober 2020, and today the theme is Millennium. I do love the song.  I am loving the song themed title prompts as I have the songs going around in my head while I am writing the post.

When I was younger the year 2000 seemed like a long way off.  We also watched films and TV programs where the year 2000 would be all science fiction like.  How wrong was I.

The Year 2000

The end of 1999 was totally different I had come out of an 11 year relationship and going through a divorce.  I had also met my husband and enjoying a new relationship with a man who loved and cherished me. As opposed to my ex who I now realise had me in an abusive relationship.

I was working in banking, and there was all the scare stories that the internet could go down, security systems could go mad.  I was chief cashier and the Bank of England were on top of this and I ended up being in control of £1 million.  Honestly it is not as impressive as you think it is. But it was a very scary responsibility.

New Years Eve 1999

I wanted to celebrate the end of the 90’s with a bang.  We had decided to meet up with friends in London and watch the fireworks welcome in a new era.  It would also be the time where we could say goodbye to the past and look forward to our future.

Unfortunately, my husband was ill, 21 years later I have not seen him so ill.  At one point I though he was going to die on me.  So with me nursing him we stayed home and watched the fireworks on the TV sipping a coffee.  But we were together.

Luckily he started to recover, but it was scary.

How did you see in the millennium?

 

 

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32 Comments

  • Jo - Tea and Cake for the Soul
    8th October 2020 at 11:16 am

    I remember Richard Madeley on This Morning going on about getting a ration kit and survival kit ready 😀

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 11:56 am

      I remember that lol

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  • Rachel
    8th October 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Sorry to hear about your awful relationship, but it sounds like you have a good one now.

    Is it bad to say I honestly don’t remember how I saw 2000 in. I would have been 20 at the time with my mum, sister and dogs with a drink in hand. Other than that I am coming up blank.

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 1:35 pm

      I am not sure if it is a good thing or bad thing x

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  • Anna
    8th October 2020 at 12:57 pm

    What a thing to go through at the millennium. It’s wonderful that you met your husband at this time

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 1:34 pm

      I know it wasn’t quite the night we had planned but at least we were together x

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  • Kim Carberry
    8th October 2020 at 2:36 pm

    When I was a kid I imagined there being hoverboards and time travel in the year 2000. lol
    I remember all the worries about the thought of computers crashing. What a worry to be in control of all that worry at such a scary time. x

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 2:52 pm

      It was a nightmare for me I did panic as had control of all that money

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  • Treasure Every Moment
    8th October 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I can’t believe the millennium was already 20 years ago! I remember going to the Millennium Dome and my family hosting a party 🙂

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    • admin
      8th October 2020 at 4:28 pm

      I know it is scary how long ago it was x

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  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    8th October 2020 at 6:01 pm

    It sounds like your life has been a bit of a rollercoaster. I’m so pleased your husband is starting to recover from his illness.

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    • admin
      9th October 2020 at 10:05 am

      His illness was over Millennium not now thankfully x

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  • Dawn Cameron-Hollyer
    8th October 2020 at 10:56 pm

    It’s crazy to think that 20 years have past since Millennium and my mummy remembers being a kid and thinking it was ages away too! My folks meet on Millennium eve for the first time and have been together since!

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    • admin
      9th October 2020 at 9:44 am

      It is crazy to think it was 20 years ago, but how lovely they met then and still together x

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  • Tina Bailey
    8th October 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Glad he got better!
    I shared my Y2k today too.

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    • admin
      9th October 2020 at 9:43 am

      So am I will pop over and have a read still catching up

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  • Kara Guppy
    9th October 2020 at 9:18 am

    I was about 10 weeks pregnant and suffering from terrible morning sickness, but we did go out and celebrate. I was the designated driver of course

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    • admin
      9th October 2020 at 9:42 am

      It is lovely looking back not at the sickness part though x

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  • Jupiter Hadley
    9th October 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Wow, sounds like the start of a good new chapter in your life.

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    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:38 am

      It was once he got better x

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  • Rowena Corderoy
    10th October 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t think I can remember what I was doing to celebrate at the millennium but I can remember all the talks about the internet crashing and being quite scared about it at the time!

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    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:34 am

      I remember all the scary talk about what could happen, and then nothing did it was just like a normal day

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  • Elizabeth Williams
    10th October 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Shame he was so ill bug at least you were together. I spend new years eve 1999 at a manic street preachers gig at the millennium stadium, it was a great night.

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    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:33 am

      Wow that must have been an amazing way to see in the new year x

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  • Kira
    11th October 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Wow what a rollercoaster for you! I can’t even begin to start with what I was doing back then . I feel old ha

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    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:29 am

      I remember it really well, it is hard to believe it is 20 years ago that does make me feel very old

      Reply
  • Madeline Littlejohns
    11th October 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Sounds like a really stressful way to ring in the new year! I was 17 that year and celebrated at a house party with my school friends! x

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    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:28 am

      It wasn’t how we planned it and I was really worried, but we have celebrated many more new years since

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  • Rachael
    12th October 2020 at 11:50 am

    Oh how scary for someone you love to be so ill you worry for them that much. He’s lucky that you were there to help him, I’m glad you found each other and you were able to get out of an abusive relationship.

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    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you

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  • Jess Howliston
    12th October 2020 at 12:45 pm

    It sounds like you certainly went through a lot but have come out the other end stronger! We never really do much for New Year and it the year 2000 I was only 10 so don’t really have many memories, it was the last new year with my nan though and she was a worrier so all the news about everything going down really worried her and I remember her storing bottles of water in her wardrobe “just in case” lol. I miss her so much but always remember her such fondly. xx

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    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 12:59 pm

      You make me feel so old now I remember all the panic and people storing cand and packets etc

      Reply

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