I need a way of saying "These days" / "Nowadays", but referring to the previous year.
Because what I've come up with seems very unnatural and broken to me.
- These days last year, I had no clue what would happen in a year's time.
- Last year nowadays, .... (This one sounds awful to me, honestly)
For clarity: I want to be able to say "Around these months/dates of the previous year" without the definitive words like "month" or "date", but with vague words like "these days" or "nowadays".