2011 Retrospective


1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?

Took part in Roller Derby Fresh Meat and had a midwinter Christmas.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn’t quite succeed in them all, but I still want to achieve them so they’re back on the list for 2012.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Kane’s cousin John and Elaine had a baby girl and so did my old friend Dave and Monika.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Kane’s granny.

5. What places did you visit?

Waiheke Island, Piha, Mathesons bay, Takapuna – all places in and around Auckland

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

Cardiovascular fitness please.

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

New Zealand won the rugby world cup!! It was a tense game but a good night at Rayna’s house and a good result for New Zealand.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year

I threw my first ever barbeque party and it was well received.

9. What was your biggest failure?

I failed to make any inroads with my physical fitness.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Not really, I had a trip to the doc for some eye infection thing and a trip to the dentist for a broken tooth.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

iPhone 4S

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

The All Blacks!

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

The media.

14. Where did most of your money go?

iPhones, Entertainment, Food and probably Grab-One

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

iPhones. I was camped out on the website for weeks.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?

Pumped-up kicks by Foster the People

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder?

b) thinner or fatter? Fatter

c) richer or poorer? Richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Exercise and running in particular.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Eating take-out. I spend too much money on take-out food.

20. How did you spend Christmas in 2011?

With Kane and the cats in our house drinking too much and eating too much.

21. Did you fall in love in 2011?

With new friends, and activities and my new iPhone

22. What was your favourite TV program?

Castle, The Big Bang Theory and the Mentalist

23. What did you do for your birthday in 2011?

We took a sight seeing trip to Waiheke Island and then spent the afternoon at one of the vineyards there.

24. What was the best book you read?

Getting Things Done by David Allen

25. What did you want and get?

iPhone, Pro Drums for PS3, bigger house.

26. What did you want and not get?


27. What was your favourite film of this year?

Sucker Punch, followed by X-men first class, Fast 5 and Super 8.

28. Did you make some new friends this year?

Yes, the awesome people at the Auckland Sci-fi group and Pirate City Rollers.

29.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

If I had been a bit fitter I would have felt more able to take part in various opportunities that came my way, instead I feel I missed out.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

Mostly boring.

31. What kept you sane?

Liquor! But mostly Kane.

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

James McAvoy.

33. What political issue stirred you the most?

I voted for the first time in New Zealand it was very exciting learning about the political parties.

34. Who did you miss?

No one really.

35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.

Don’t wear crazy ass high heels to the horse racing unless you’ve got some flatties in your bag.

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