Inspired by the lovely Livy, I have decided to complete this little quiz for 2010!
1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Got married; bought a puppy; visited California. An eventful year!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I can’t remember making any! I think we were just so smug at not having to pledge to quit smoking, because we had done so in 2009. I am definitely making them for 2011. There’s much to do!
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My neighbour, who has become a good friend, gave birth just before Christmas. Mostly people just fell pregnant, so 2011 will be the year of the baby.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thankfully. There have been too many in recent years.
5. What countries did you visit?
UK and US. We weren’t travelling due to wedding and honeymoon saving, so that was 11 months without a break! Painful…
6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Job satisfaction. A well-behaved puppy.
7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
7 August, our wedding day.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Bringing home the perfect puppy. Signing off the practising certificate and enabling job freedom. Ack, it’s hard to count getting married and falling pregnant as an achievement. We make such a huge thing of it, and most people do it, so it’s relatively mundane!
9. What was your biggest failure?
Lack of pre-wedding weight loss. Lack of post-conception weight gain. My body is fighting me!
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope! I had plenty in 2009.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Amazing friends who made me feel so loved – Ciara, Elly, Manuela, and baby sister Ellie. My husband, who never fails to surprise me with his awesomeness.
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and anyone else who encourages hatred or seeks to restrict the rights of others. Parents who laugh when their children bully others. People who twist their religion to use it as a weapon of hate and judgement. Anyone who will burn a book they have never read.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Honeymoon, then wedding.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting married. Getting Meg. Getting pregnant.
16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
One Night in Bangkok.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
(a) happier or sadder? happier
(b) thinner or fatter? same
(c) richer or poorer? poorer
Whoa. That was a life lesson, wasn’t it?
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Stressing, spending, drinking
20. How did you spend Christmas?
At Dad’s with the family.
21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Yes, with my beautiful pup.
22. What was your favourite TV programme?
I couldn’t pick one. Buffy will always remain my desert island DVD!
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No. Hating people is far too tiring.
24. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Taylor Swift. I joined the party very late.
25. What did you want and get?
A lovely wedding, and a fun honeymoon. Meg.
26. What did you want and not get?
People to put aside their differences and share in the excitement.
27. What was your favorite film of this year?
I have actually seen so few films this year. Alice in Wonderland was a bitter disappointment due to the unspeakably weak story, Alice’s complete lack of character, and their bizarre idea to completely ignore the Opium Wars in her amazing plans. I’ll have to go with Toy Story 3, because it was funny and sweet and made me cry.
28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went to work, then drove to Milton Keynes for my hen weekend. I was 28.
29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Exercising financial restraint.
30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
I’m sorry, what? I gave up magazines for Lent a few years back. Life is significantly better without them.
31. What kept you sane?
32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I know I’ll never have a chance with him, but NPH gives me butterflies. Charlie Hunnam, until I realised that he was the annoying one in Green Street.
33. What political issue stirred you the most?
Welfare dependency. Nobody should be undernourished, homeless, in danger, idle or without adequate healthcare. I believe that is the responsibility of the taxpayer. Anything beyond that is 100% the responsibility of the individual or charities.
34. Who did you miss?
Grandad. He would have been so excited to add “Great” to his title officially.
35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Little yellow dogs are good luck charms.
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