Friday, January 04, 2013

2012 year in review

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and new year.  I had a lovely time visiting family and friends, have barely stopped smiling for the last two weeks its been brilliant.

Today I am at home for the first time in two weeks, a short but welcome visit.  A day to recharge before dashing across country again tomorrow to visit my little brother.  And all too soon Monday will be here and it's back to work.

2012 has been a funny year really, I have taken things at a slower pace.  Less walking, less creating, less reading, less everything that I usually do to keep myself amused.  traditionally I  might beat myself up for not cramming something productive into every minute of every day but I've been happy and I guess i just needed a slower pace of life for a while.  Time to wind up again for 2013 though.  I have so many things planned for this year, starting with a house move in the next couple of weeks so the year will get off to a busy start.  I can't wait.

I hope you all have an amazing, peaceful and happy 2013 xx

It's time to clear out my lists kept in the sidebar and to start with them afresh, so the following is just a little round up of my year in 2012

Projects I've completed in 2012
  • Water lily crochet cushion
  • Knitted Hat
  • Knitted caterpillar for corsham yarn bombing
  • Salmon birth totem cross stitch
  • Yellow house on the Hill embroidery
  • Bison in the buttercups embroidery
  • 7 handmade thank you cards
Movies I've watched in 2012
  • The Hobbit: An unexpected journey
  • Skyfall
  • Rust and bone
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • The Watch
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Ice Age 4
  • Judge Dredd
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter
  • Snow white and the huntsman
  • Men in Black 3
  • Prometheus
  • Dark Shadows
  • American Pie: The Reunion
  • Avengers Assemble
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Battleship
  • Head Hunters
  • Mirror Mirror 
  • Wrath of the Titans
  • We bought a zoo
  • Hunger Games 
  • Contraband
  • Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The Vow
  • The Muppets
  • Woman in Black
  • The Artist
  • Monster in Paris
  • Underworld Awakening
  • Mission Impossible
Books I've read in 2012
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  • Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
  • Fifty Shades Freed by EL James
  • The Magicians Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
  • Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  • Prince of Thorn by Mark Lawrence
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman
Places I've visited in 2012
  • Avebury, Wilts
  • Brean, Somerset
  • Caen Hill Locks, Devizes
  • Castle Combe, Wilts
  • Cherhill, Wilts
  • Glastonbury, Wilts
  • Gwithian, Cornwall
  • Holmfirth, Yorkshire
  • Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Kingswear, Devon
  • London
  • Malta
  • Northampton
  • Okehampton, Devon
  • Osmington, Dorset
  • Paignton, Devon
  • Portland, Dorset
  • Purton, Glos
  • Ross on Wye, Herefordshire
  • Stourhead, Wilts
  • Studland, Dorset
  • Teign Gorge, Devon
  • Weymouth, Dorset
  • Whitby, Yorkshire
  • Zennor, Cornwall


coral-seas said...

2012 was a slower year!!!! I've just read your lists and just reading them was exhausting!

Have a very happy 2013, good luck with the house move.

ANNA said...

I agree with coral seas - you have done loads in 2012 - I saw one film and visited cornwall! Good to see you back - hope 2013 brings you just whatever you are looking for and hope you get back into textile creativity your work during the online course was brilliant - shame you have not continued.

Vi said...

Happy 2013 Angela. :-)

Jane Galley said...

We all need a change of pace from time to time, hope the move goes well, and I wish you all the best in your new home

Vicki said...

Happy New Year Angela. You still managed to get lots done for 2012 so be happy with the accomplishments. Good luck with your move and all the best for 2013.