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31 December 2010 @ 11:21 pm
Welcome to the annual year end post!  
Yes, I think I'll be making this particular meme a tradition. I quite like it anyway. So yes, now that the year's drawing to a close, I think it's time for small summary.

I've heard people say that 2010 has been a generally 'bad' year. I think that, for me, this year has been a year which has contained a lot of difficulties for us as a family, and certainly for us as a community. I can't however say that it's been all bad. I'd like to think that 2010 has been a year for struggle, but ultimately for growth. It's been a year where I've finally been able to sideline the excess somewhat and discover myself as a person, develop my friendships and become a lot happier, even with all the painful times. So (and I know I do this every year) I'd like to thank this last year for being a rollercoaster because it's filled me with optimism for the year to come. Bring on 2011.



1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Went to Belgium, discovering one of the most stunning city centres that I've ever seen. Stood in a book shop in Lille, surrounded by used post cards from the 1920s that were scribbled in French and felt so wonderfully lost in adventure. Skipped along a foreign beach in the dead of night when we couldn't see the sea for the lights at the other end of the coast.

Spent a night awake before a full day's rehearsals and didn't regret it for a second. (Apart from maybe when I was about to fall asleep in the middle of the Tchaik 2.)

Told a German family that I stayed with (in German) that the Andes were in Scotland.

Many things. Some that I've enjoyed more than others, none that I've regretted.


2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes - it was to be more organised and I have been. My resolutions for this next year are to balance my time better, write often (especially in LJ orz), still be more organised and certainly more disciplined and enjoy life more. Spend time just loving the things I have.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, I certainly thought they might, but thankfully no.

5. What countries did you visit?
Belgium, France, Germany.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
A far more positive attitude.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory?
A certain weekend in March.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting into the choir. Definitely that.

9. What was your biggest failure?
My attitude, at times, and my loss of perspective at others.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
The return of a lovely little chest infection.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My own copy of 'The Shadow of the Wind,' I guess.

12. Where did most of your money go?
Sandwiches, bus tickets and far too much coffee.

18. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Mole. Or Claire.

19. How many one night stands in this last year?
None.

20. What was your favourite TV programme?
Merlin. And Sherlock.

21. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don't hate anyone.

22. What was the best book(s) you read?
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 84 Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff, The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde.

23. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Truly discovering Into the Woods. Also, Festival Band.

24. What were your favourite films of this year?
Inception, Scott Pilgrim.

25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Sixteen and I didn't really do much I'm afraid.

26. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
I have to say that this year I've become a lot more aware of myself. I've taken better care of my appearance, my clothes and my lifestyle and it's made me a happier person. I'd consider my concept 'learning to understand your figure and dressing it.'

27. What kept you sane?
Fine literature, poetry, music and certainly my friends.

28. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
COLIN MORGAN. OR BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. OTL

30. Who did you miss?
Alison Bromley.

31. What political issue stirred you the most?
Nick Clegg being a sell-out and the protests about tuition fees. Also, the new labour leader.

32. What did you want and got?
My bedroom re-doing.

33. Who was the best new person you met?
Too many to even consider.

34. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
Fight for your principles. Let no one take away your beliefs, dignity or your love for something. Don't be weighed down with sadness - feel sad, by all means, but pick yourself up and move forward.

35. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

No royal curse,
No Trojan Horse,
And a happy ending, of course!
Goodness and badness,
Man in his madness,
This time it all turns out all right!

Tragedy tomorrow!
Comedy tonight!


-- Comedy Tonight, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
 
 
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