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Review of the Year 2009
Member Name: tartlette
Review of the Year 2009
Advantages: Lots of good things happened.
*** What did you do in 2009 that you have not done before***
I went surfing which I absolutely loved and am planning to do a lot more of in 2010.
*** Did anyone close to you give birth? ***
My best friend in the world gave birth to a little girl in March. We've known each other since we were 11 and she's the first of my friends to have a baby so the baby is being very spoiled!
*** Did anyone close to you die? ***
No one close to me, but I did attend a funeral for a cousin's husband.
*** What countries did you visit? ***
Canada - for skiing in January.
USA - I went to visit my boyfriend while he was working over there for a couple of months and was happy with the excuse to revisit Boston and New York and see all the sights!
France - once with a friend for a cultural girly trip to Paris and once to the Loire Valley with my boyfriend to look at lots (and lots) of castles!
Italy - went to Rome in December - amazing!
*** What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? ***
More money (sounds terrible but being a supply teacher means that I lack pay over the holidays). I love travelling and most of my available money goes on that but I'd prefer to be able to do it without worrying about paying bills at the same time!
*** What dates will you remember from 2009? ***
7th March when my friend's beautiful little girl was born.
*** Did you suffer illness or injury? ***
A couple of colds, tonsillitis twice and the continuing migraines but nothing serious.
*** What was the best thing you bought? ***
Fitted wardrobes for my bedroom so after 3 years in my house I can finally hang everything up!
*** Whose behaviour has merited celebration? ***
Friends and family have been great. Mr Tart for putting up with me.
*** Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? ***
The government's (as usual) and various 'celebrities' who I just despise.
*** Where did most of your money go? ***
Any spare cash went into travelling, but I guess most of my money went towards bills (dull, dull, dull!).
*** What did you get really excited about? ***
The trips I went on, my friend's baby.
*** What song(s) will you remember from 2009? ***
I don't really have any that I associate particularly with 2009. I guess Cheryl Cole's Fight for this Love because it's on all the time and get's stuck in my head!
*** Compared to this time last year are you . . . happier, fitter, or more productive? ***
Happier, yes. Fitter, probably about the same but that's about to change as I'm going to take up walking and do the 3 peaks. More productive....well sometimes!
*** What do you wish you had done more of? ***
Travelling - I know I did a lot but I don't think you can have too much of a good thing!
*** What do you wish you had done less of? ***
Procrastinating, sitting in front of the TV!
*** What was your favourite TV programme? ***
Top Gear, Two and a Half Men, Dr Who, Gavin and Stacey.
*** Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate last year? ***
No, have managed to get through without too much hate this year!
*** What's been the best book of 2009? ***
Despite having a book on the go all the time I don't think I've read that many that came out this year. For Christmas my mum got me Terry Wogan's new one and I know that it won't be a literary masterpiece but I love him so I'm willing to bet that it'll be one of the best in 2009 for me!
*** What was your greatest musical discovery? ***
Carrie Underwood and Jason Michael Carroll - both American country singers. Underwood won American Idol a few years back and I love her. Mr Tart discovered Jason Michael Carroll while he was in the States and brought me back his CD which is amazing.
*** What did you want to get in 2009? ***
A job - which I did, sort of. I'm going back to the school I did my NQT in for this year - means being paid of the summer holidays for the first time since I qualified!!
*** What did you want and didn't get? ***
*** What is your favourite film of the year? ***
I really liked The Reader, which I thought Kate Winslet was amazing in. I also liked Harry Potter and the Hangover for lighter films.
*** What did you do on your birthday and how old were you? ***
I was 25. I stayed with my aunt, as Mum and Dad were away, and we went out with my best friend for lunch. Then in the evening I came back home to meet up with my boyfriend who'd been away and we went out for a lovely meal.
*** What political issue stirred you the most? ***
Being a teacher education policies affect me the most - the most annoying being the proposed license to teach which is a big pile of poo! The war in Afghanistan also gets to me.
*** Who was the best person you met? ***
I met some of Mr Tart's friends who like pub quizzes so now I have someone to go with!
*** Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009? ***
Patience will pay off.
Summary: Good year