Thursday, 18 September 2008

Annual review

Because my birthday is looming I have been thinking about the past year and all that has happened. Time for a bit of an annual review if you like - so to speak!!! A bit like they do on the TV every New Year's Eve!!! However - my annual review won't be anywhere near as exciting as that one. No Royal visits for me - or major news incidents!!!

It has however been an eventful year. It's the first full year I've had without Dan being at home as she left at the beginning of last Summer - I've missed her :( My Gran died - as did beloved Uncle Bob - both very sadly missed. I've had a couple of trips to Spain for a few days...which were fun - and I could absolutely do that again - in a heartbeat!!!

My job has changed beyond all recognition in the last twelve months - a year ago I was in charge of all company training...now I'm the Events Manager!! The changes at work have seen me putting in some 80 hour weeks this year - but thankfully that has all calmed down now and I'm more or less back to three days a week. 

I've made some new friends - and become a lot closer to a special small handful - as they have supported me throughout the year. Lovely Trish and Darren have become very special to me - and even though Trish no longer works with us her friendship means a lot to me and so I meet her each Friday for lunch. Also Jo and Su have been wonderful - especially over the last few months.

My Mum has beaten cancer (yippee) in the last twelve months - that made for a very harrowing Christmas while she underwent her operation, and a very stressful November when she was first diagnosed. Fingers crossed that she has no more occurrences of that.

I've been put back in touch with a number of special friends from a few years ago - through various channels. The Thoms, Fiona, Nicola Chinnery and more besides.

I've learned loads about myself (it's all about me, me, me) and have undergone some specific learning in the last few weeks especially. Painful - but extremely worthwhile.

Millie came to live with me eleven months ago - and she - together with Phoebe - have brought me many hours of fun over the last year. I often prefer my animals to most people!!!

I've spent quite a lot of time in London Town this last year - and thoroughly enjoyed myself - I shall be doing more of that in the next twelve months. I've been blonde for the last year - and it's true - blondes do have more fun!!! I've also had to get spectacles - which is clearly a small sign of ageing!!!

My priorities have changed massively over the last twelve months - and now I am quite clear about what I want in my life going forward. Here's hoping :)

I wonder what the next twelve months will bring?

4 comments:

  1. You'll be a godmother soon & have to be very resopnsible ( or just help me teach Amelia about shopping, horses & gentlemen). I think you will be brilliant as your whole life seems to be based around truth - what better lesson could you teach any child. See you next weekend xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. You'll be a godmother soon & have to be very resopnsible ( or just help me teach Amelia about shopping, horses & gentlemen). I think you will be brilliant as your whole life seems to be based around truth - what better lesson could you teach any child. See you next weekend xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Victoria my dear dear friend - what a lovely comment. I am so pleased that you choose me to be Amelia's Godmother and it's a role that I will carry out very conscientiously. I will teach her about shopping, horses and gentlemen (quite what I will teach her about Men is anybody's guess!) and I will try my level best to teach her about the truth - because as you so rightly say - it is very very important. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Victoria my dear dear friend - what a lovely comment. I am so pleased that you choose me to be Amelia's Godmother and it's a role that I will carry out very conscientiously. I will teach her about shopping, horses and gentlemen (quite what I will teach her about Men is anybody's guess!) and I will try my level best to teach her about the truth - because as you so rightly say - it is very very important. :)

    ReplyDelete