Goodness. 2016. What a year. One year ago when the digit changed from a 5 to a 6, I doubt many of us thought that 2016 would produce as many upsets, as many losses and as many shocks. But alas, despite the cloud of Brexit and Trump looming over all of us, time continues to roll on. Could it be worse than 2016? Or will it be better? Here at HEKKTA we think we are rather smart but we have not been graced with the ability to see into the future. Not yet anyway. So we review the year that will be remembered for years to come, and we can only hope that 2017 is a little nicer to us all.
We remember waking up on the 1st January 2016, slightly groggy and hungover, but renewed with a feeling that this was our year. Good things will happen in 2016, we could just feel it. However later on this month we lost one of the most innovative and pioneering musicians of our time. Bowie. HEKKTA remembers pulling out of our driveway on a frosty winter morning and hearing the news delivered on the radio. The day commenced and the true value people placed on Bowie came pouring out. Flowers, pictures, albums, twitter posts. We had lost a true great. And indeed in the same month British movie legend Alan Rickman passed away too. Not the best start for the year.