Tuesday, 9 February 2010

2009 Questions and Answers

My friend, Lisa, tagged me to answer some questions. I (nearly) finished them last night, but the mighty internet conspired against me, and wouldn't let me find the song lyrics I wanted, and I'm still having trouble... So, here's (most) of my answers...

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
Went to a crop

2. What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
To Focus
To lose some more weight...

3. Did anyone close to you give birth in 2009?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank goodness

5. What countries did you visit?
England, and Cornwall (does that count?)

6 What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Smaller sized jeans

7. What date(s) in 2009 will remain etched in your memory and why?
February, when Mark phoned home to tell me he had been made redundant.
August - Mark's new job, and a surprise!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Keeping everything together, when it felt like it was all falling apart

9. What was your biggest failure?
Thinking it might all just fall apart....

10. Did you suffer any illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
The Christmas presents from my girls. I had no idea Luu made a special trip to buy them, and she bought me a necklace I had admired the week before - and she wasn't even there!

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
My girls - they really are lovely...

13. Whose behaviour appalled and depressed you?
No one. really

14. Where did most of your money go?
Hmmn, just getting by for the first part of the year, and then catching up with life after August...

15. What did you get really, really excited about?
Going to the beach, and thinking about a very special beach trip for 2010!

16. What song(s) reminds you of 2009?
Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up, album

17. Compared to last year are you...
a.) Happier or Sadder? happier
b.) Thinner or Fatter? thinner
c.) Richer or Poorer? bit richer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
NOT over-eating!

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Worried about things I had no control over

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With family, simply

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
I didn't fall out of love, does that count?

22. What was your favourite TV program?
Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't this time last year?
Hate's a bit of a strong word...

24. What was the best book you read?
Yay, Twilight!!! Sad, but true. I read all four books in five days in October - I couldn't even sleep properly while I was reading them, I HAD to know what happened next! I want to re-read them, but I can't risk the sleepless nights!

25. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I was 41, and I wished that I was at the seaside.... And ate lots of cake, baked for me by my girls...

26. What was your best musical discovery?
Lisa Hannigan

27. What did you want and get?
Mark to get a job

28. What was your favourite film of the year?

29. What did you want and not get?
Size 10 jeans that fit...

30. What one thing would've made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
see 29... Oh, and if I had bought the Take That tickets I was offered on the day of the concert... But, we had no money, sigh.

31. How would you describe your fashion concept for 2009?
Same as... Jeans, t-shirts, Converse

32. What kept you sane?
My family
Reading other people's blogs
Cake and Gin
Trips to the beach

33. Which celebrity or public figure did you admire most?
Kirstie Allsop (tongue most firmly in cheek, but she does make me smile!)

34. What political issue stirred you most?
The economy - don't even get me started on the bankers... The on-going war.

35. Who do you miss?
My aunt

36. Who was the best new person you met?
Lisa - thank you for tagging me...

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned.
I've known it for a long time, but this year showed it.... Things will turn out right in the end

38. Quote a song line that defines your year.
mmm, think the chorus from James Morrison, wonderful world

Well, that's a bit about me. How about you?


  1. Thanks so much for playing along. I like process of looking back and (sometimes) finding it wasn't all as bad as I had thought at the time I'll try to find new questions for next year!
    Sorry to hear you had do much worry throughout the year but sohappy that things have got back on a positive roll since then. Good to know that the year ended good for you.
    Ithink I need to get some questions for next year that include a bifof visual stimulation!! Thanks again for joining in. See you at the crop in march?

  2. Ps. I'm writing on my phone so excuse the typos!

  3. fab, thanks for sharing x