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Looking back at 2010
Review of the Year 2010
Member Name: MrHudson
Review of the Year 2010
Advantages: Going abroad, Some good times, meeting new people
Disadvantages: A few bad times I'd rather not had happened but that's how you learn
I realise it's getting into 2011 now and probably a bit late to be looking back at last year but this year has so many big things planned and I want it to be much better then the up and down year of last I wanted to look back and think about everything that happened and share it with you good people.
I seen in the year as I expect 99% of the UK did, drunk with friends. It was snowing and It took a 1 hour taxi queue and 30 minute drive to take me and my friends back to my empty house because my parents were away to continue the party. (never again hate tidying) The new year and first day was great and I was very optimistic about the year.
I signed up to the gym and surprised myself by going very regularly and began to noticed a change from my chubby self. 2009 was bad and alot of that was down to me and my long term girlfriend ending our relationship after 3 and a bit years which is quite long for two 21 year olds. That said in 2010 I'd totally forgot about this and moved on it was going to be a very good year I felt.
In February time I began seeing someone else from miles away which was hard but it was good. I won tickets to go see a radio 1 show in a Local city and went with friends and had a brilliant time. I also tried Ice skating for first time as an attempt at a romantic double date but me falling flat on my face for an hour was far from that.
By complete accident I mentioned to friend at work that I'd never been to a proper festival and it so happened him and three friends were going to a music festival in Poland after a few days in Berlin and he suggested I come and I said Yes :)
A few weeks before I was set to leave I was for a second time in a year doomed to be a singleton haha. However I had a great 2 weeks holiday to look forward to and so had no time to mull over it. Got to Berlin after rearranged flights which seen us Given £250 compensation from easyjet. We arrived in Berlin and spent a few days there sampling the beers, sights and food it really is a wonderful city with great history and surprisingly to me really friendly people as I thought the whole German/English thing would be a tiny problem.
We then took an agonisingly long 9 HOURS!!! train in 30 degrees Celsius heat and my ipod battery was dead. It was most unpleasant but was well worth It for the 4 days of fun that followed. 70p pints of heineken, Bars devoted to just ice cream!! and fun people. Camping was fun at the festival and while there we met up with a group of 5 Manchester folk who im now really good friends with. After seeing some brilliant acts like Pearl Jam and Fat boy slim it was time to head home and back to work :(
Back home getting prepared for final year at uni, the big one and also working every hour under the sun at my part time job I was pleased to find out I won tickets to see Biffy Clyro my favourite band at the Itunes festival in Camden town London about 500 miles away but I wasn't wasting free tickets so I grabbed my friend lisa and we went.
We stopped in a lovely hotel under the London Eye staggered to the show deep in London and watched what is to this day still my favourite show Iv ever been too. A day of sightseeing and a nice meal followed before going alllllll the way back home and once again back to reality.
Finding out my auntie had a brain tumor was the lowest point of the year but watching her get healthy and all clear again months later was the highlight. The year was filled with boring nights out and occasionally a good one that I enjoyed but they were few and far between. I'd become bored with the repetitive uni, work, sleep routine and wanted something big to look forward too and that was just around the corner
Whilst having a chat and catch up with a friend she let me in on charity work she was doing and a big trip to Tanzania they were arranging to do volunteer work amongst other things like climbing Kilimanjaro. She asked "would I be interested" and I said yes without a seconds thought. So June 2011 I will be living in Africa for a whole month doing volunteer work and loads of other stuff (which is only starting to seem real now)
I was relatively happy with the year behind me but happier and excited at the year I'd already began to put in place for 2011. I ended the year as I started it, With a party at my house while my parents were down Chester with all my other family. Had a few friends round food, music and even attempted vodka jelly. It was a small scale end to a pretty exciting year and ended pretty good with me beating my friends at poker :)
Even though looking back 2010 was pretty good I want this year to be even better. A month away on Safari, climbing a mountain, volunteer work is one way its going to be brilliant. A music festival in Belgium to look forward too and my best friend being married at the petwood hotel in Lincoln makes 2011 look like it will be the best yet
Thanks for reading Hope you all have amazing years too :)
Summary: A decent year like most filled with downs but more ups