Reflecting on 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine, many people have been killed and displaced, some finding their way to homes around our parish. As a consequence, oil and food prices rose to record highs.
COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, rising energy bills, Levelling Up, Climate Crisis, Cost-of-Living Crisis and with it protests, blockades and strikes.

Storms & Flooding & a Heat-wave, record temperatures here and a hose pipe ban.
An earthquake between Afghanistan and Pakistan killed over 1,000 people.
A series of heatwaves from July to August hit Europe, causing at least 53,000 deaths and causing wildfires, travel disruptions, and record high temperatures in many countries.
We’ve heard more about Black Lives Matter & Bird Flu.
After 70 years on the throne, marked by her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II died on 8th September at the age of 96.
September 10th  Charles III is formally proclaimed King.
Other world leaders died: Shinzo Abe, Mikhail Gorbachev, & Jiang Zemin, plus entertainers Sidney Poitier, Olivia Newton-John, Angela Lansbury, & Jerry Lee Lewis. Dennis Waterman, Barry Cryer, Robbie Coltrane, Kirstie Alley, Leslie Phillips, Bernard Cribbins, James Caan, Lester Piggott, Shane Warne, Meat Loaf, Janice Long, Bill Turnbull, Christine McVie, Jethro.
Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister, Liz Truss was elected as his successor in September, quit 50 days later, and was replaced by Rishi Sunak.
In February The Winter Olympics were held in Beijing, China, making it the first city ever to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
May 14th The Eurovision Song Contest UK entry performed by Sam Ryder finished in second place and it felt like a win behind the winners from Ukraine.
July England hosted EURO 22 Women’s UEFA and won.
October 28th Elon Musk completes his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter.
December FIFA World Cup held in Qatar, Argentina beat France in the final.
Looking back over the Queens life 1926 – 2022
Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022 | South Hill Connection (