Of Coffee With New Year’s Tidings

If you were having coffee with me, I would welcome you to my socially distanced corner of the internet as I wished you a happy New Year from Becoming The Muse..

Happy New Year Becoming The Muse

So I have only just discovered that my Santa Claus hat lights up… like whaaaat….. Why didn’t I get this memo on Christmas day I would have been shining like rudolf’s nose.

Rasta Santa

Anyway hello 2022… May you be a Good Year, or even a BFGoodrich even a Dunlop too or any other solid brand of tyres 😂😂😂 come on how are you not laughing?

Have  A Good Year
Have a good year😉🤣

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that having failed to steal Christmas, the Grinch  decided to try and cancel New Year’s instead. Our police in their great wisdom in protecting us from COVID announced that they would not tolerate any NYE crossover gatherings, be it at church or at parties and imposed a 9pm curfew with anyone caught on the wrong side, celebrating their New Year’s as a guest of the state.

arrested for violating curfew

And because safety matters, the police also banned firecrackers starting from any New Year’s Day celebrations and as a general rule. Justifiably in the past, there have been casualties from firecrackers and also if you are a pet owner you probably how agitated they get with fireworks…. but the timing timing timing you cant announce such a ban on the eve of New Year’s Eve when people have probably already stocked up on their bang bangs and instantly turning ordinarily law-abiding citizens into criminals.

Police warns public against use of firecrackers
Police warns against illegal use of firecrackers – Chronicle

It also sounded like people didn’t pay too much heed to the ban because while I was crossing over to the New Year safely at home others were firing up their crackers….

For those who were brave enough to defy the curfew and up for a game of Temple Run: Flee From Police New Year Edition I can bet they have colourful and sometimes horrific adventures to share. Our police are so serious about their job, they even arrested Batman.👇🏽👇🏽

Batman arrested by ZRP
In the cells for violating police regulations: viral Image from Social Media

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that the New Year brought gifts, like rain.. It rained on New Year’s Day and I find that symbolic for washing away the past and turning over a new leaf. Some of the gifts weren’t as… let’s just say… er wholesome, on the first day of the year woke up to an electricity blackout followed by the news that revealed that a “System Maintanence” the power utility company had announced was really for putting in place a tariff hike..

ZESA hikes tariffs Sunday Mail

….and then the first email of the year reminded me of my none existent bank balance, but still, we move.🍻

Meanwhile in the education sector, schools re-opening has been deferred till further notice, because COVID… but some whispering whisperers say it’s likely because the government didn’t have funds to adequately pay teachers and other civil servants and thus the COVID-19 fourth wave driven by the Omicron variant become the scapegoat.

Considering that the Omicron variant seems to have a much lower fatality rate and that even our neighbouring country South Africa where we usually copy and paste policy, has relaxed their COVID regulations while we tightened up, maybe we know something they don’t know….


If you were having coffee with me I would tell you I read news of flurona resulting from a convergence of influenza and corona…. Then I stopped reading, the world is a scary place and the future is always uncertain but we live with hope and wonder and as Shakespeare put it in Hamlet.

"What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals"

Compliments of the New Year… how has your year started off?



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  1. Happy New Year. Thank you for sharing your coffee time with us. Here in the US, crazy people shoot guns to welcome the New Year. They pay no attention to the theory that what goes up must come down. I’ll take firecrackers any day.

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    1. Crazy people also set off rockets off their 2nd and 3rd floor apartment balconies not realizing a.its a fire hazard and b. Said rocket can and will hit your neighbor across the way, seen it happen wish I had video of it.

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      1. People can be so…. Aaaah
        But there’s also good people too who make the world just a little brighter just by being in it

        Cheers Matt

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    2. Happy New Year 🎊🥳

      The fascination with guns really scares me, here guns are practically illegal and only the police, military and special permit holder people can have guns…. Anyone else is probably a criminal and you really don’t want to run into a criminal with a gun 😅 (especially if they end up being rogue ex-security forces people which also explains how they managed to get guns) there’s been a marked increase in gun related violence and armed robberies in the past two years…

      At the end of day we just want to be safe from foolishness and maliciousness like can’t we all just be reasonable 🥺

      Thanks for visiting have an awesome 2022


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  2. So interesting to see that gatherings are still not allowed where you’re at. Over here in Malaysia, even though the virus still ravages us, but everybody is doing things like it’s not. So eating in crowded restaurants, playing sports, going to malls… not really the smartest thing since numbers are going up once more. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I guess being in charge of the welfare of country is not an easy task…. if you give people relaxed restrictions hoping they would behave with best practices but they will behave like the world is still normal and when you impose restrictions they will complain that their freedom is being threatened.

      Thank for dropping by


  3. That’s a cool Santa hat you got there!!!
    Lol Batman arrested!
    How’s my year been so far? Health-wise, I’m not feeling too good, but it was bound to catch up with me sooner than later. Otherwise, I’m rocking it as much as I can.

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    1. Its a cool santa hat looking for an excuse to wear cant be waiting all through to Christmas, oooh for my birthday because I am a gift to the world hahahahaha hhmmmkay maybe I should be very careful how I say that might ruffle feathers lol
      The year has had a very mixed signal start… The beginning o f each year I always remember the words an old headmaster used to begin the year with… a good start makes a good ending… a bad start….
      Here’s to good year 🥂

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