December 9, 2005

It’s that time of year when I start to look back at the past year and try to make sense of it. This year however, I have been provided with a questionnaire by the lovely Soulmining.

1) Was 2005 a good year for you?
It has been a year of ups and downs but overall I guess I would say yes. There was definitely a lot of fun but there were some really down moments too. It was the best year ever for my career but not the best year in my personal life.

2) What was your favorite moment of the year?
Nah, I’m greedy and can’t just have one. The first time my nephew said ‘ello ‘elly down the phone to me. Watching the sunrise at Glastonbury. Watching the sunset sat at the top of Trencrom Hill. Sitting under the stars in Cornwall, tipsy and happy. Swimming in the sea. Having a beer in my favourite beer garden in the world.

3) What was your least favorite moment of the year?
Being woken up by my mobile ringin4amt 4am and knowing without looking at who was calling that my Grandad had died. That was a very sad and lonely night.

4) Where will you be when 2005 ends?
Not entirely sure on the exact place yet but I know I will definitely be in Cornwall. At this present time I think I will either be spending the evening with my sister and best friend at my Dad’s house as they both have kids and they might not be able to get babysitters, or running round St Ives dressed as either a fairy or a butterly (edit:Butterfly). In both cases there will be huge amounts of alcohol involved!

5) Who will you be with when 2005 ends?
It depends on the above. Hopefully with my sister and best friend wherever I am. I can’t remember the last New Years that I spent with either of them.

6) Did you keep your New Year’s resolution of 2005?
I made a resolution to do one cultured thing each month and I think I almost stuck to it.

7) Do you have a New Year’s resolution for 2006?
Not yet.

8) Did you fall in love in 2005?
No. I was in a relationship with someone that I love already, and someone that I hoped I would be in love with but it didn’t work out.

9) Do you regret it?
In a way, yes. It seemed like a great idea at the time, and on paper it looked like it would work out. We have such a fun time when we are together, make each other laugh, we are both focusing on our careers at the moment but we both see it as a means to an end. We both want to move back to Cornwall and start a family. Unfortunately when we were together we annoyed the living crap out of each other and it just didn’t work. That and there was no spark. Part of me regrets getting together in the first place but it seems that our friendship will survive so it will be okay in the end.

10) Did you breakup with anyone in 2005?
Yep. See the last two questions! It was me that ended it. Not an easy thing to do.

11) Did you make any new friends in 2005?
At the very last minute, yes! Soulmining and I met through blogging and we’ve met up a couple of times. We seem to be getting along ok (well he is still replying to my emails) I think I can call him a friend now.

12) What was your favorite month of 2005?
The last week of June / whole of July. Some cool stuff happened then.

13) Did you travel outside of the UK in 2005?
I went to Tenerife for a week at the end of April. With City Girl and Girlie Number 2. We saw Whales and Dolphins.

14) Did you lose anybody close to you in 2005?
My Grandad in April. It was very hard and extremely upsetting. I miss him a great deal. He was a wonderful person. The sad thing was I learnt a lot about his life after he was gone. I wish that I had taken more time to talk to him when he was alive.

15) Did you miss anybody in the past year?
My family. A Lot. I always do though, comes from living 300 miles away.

16) What was your favorite movie that you saw in 2005?
Lost In Translation. I watched on DVD earlier this year for the first time and loved it.

17) What was your favorite song from 2005?
‘Shy that way’ Tristan Prettyman and Jason Mraz

18) What was your favorite record from 2005?
Hard Fi – Stars of CCTV

19) How many concerts did you see in 2005?
Loads for me. I decided very early on that I 2005 was my year of live music. I saw Wonderstuff, Chemical Brothers, Tori Amos, Ian Brown and lots, lots more at Glastonbury.

20) Did you have a favorite concert in 2005?
I have two top concert moments this year.
The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, stood in my wellies, right at the front where there was a big space as there was a big patch of mud that no one wanted to stand in. My feet were stuck in the mud, Brian Wilson was on stage performing ‘Surfin’ USA’, the sun came out and I was fake surfing my little heart out. Same place, Basement Jaxx was the last group to perform on the Sunday night, me and my lovely Cornish girlies danced down the road jumping and singing and everyone we passed was joining in. It was so much fun!

21) Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2005?
As always, yes. I think it was less than previous years though.

22) Did you do a lot of drugs in 2005?
No. I’m too old for all that rubbish these days.

23) How many people did you sleep with in 2005?
None, now can you see why the relationship didn’t work? Oh my god this is a depressing question.

24) Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
I did something very silly and out of control but it only affected me and no one knows about it. I am ashamed to think about it though. I was a little lost this summer.

25) What was the worst lie someone told you in 2005?
I can’t think of any. But a good liar never gets found out so everyone could have lied to me. The only lie related story I can remember was shortly after Jon and I broke up I bumped into him in Kemp Town when I was out with work people. We said hello and then he pootled off and I went into town to find somewhere to carry on drinking. I got a text message from him that was meant for his best mate saying that I had been all over him and begged him to go out clubbing with me but he had turned me down because he is so over me. NONE of it was true and I was furious. He lived to regret that text message.

26) How much money did you spend in 2005?
Oh don’t ask me that. TOO MUCH.

27) What was your proudest moment of 2005?
Going back into the chip shop and asking for the guy’s number that I had been talking to for the past 10 minutes.

28) What was your most embarrassing moment of 2005?
Going back into the chip shop and asking for the guy’s number that I had been talking to for the past 10 minutes.

29) If you could go back in time to any moment of 2005 and change something, what would it be?
I think I would have to go back and not kiss Jon for the first time. I hate having regrets and although we have salvaged our friendship I don’t think it will ever be the same as it used to be and I miss that. He used to make me laugh so much, now he can annoy the living crap out of me.

30) What are your plans for 2006?
The only thing I have planned is a 5 day holiday to Verona in February.
Other than that, no real plans yet. I think I should make it the year of new experiences.

Wow – it took me 24 hours to get through that. I really enjoyed it though. Feel free to have a go yourselves.


  • Reply soulmining December 9, 2005 at 5:36 pm

    It’s a good way to reflect on the past year isn’t it?

    “…dressed as either a fairy or a butterly…” Erm, what’s a butterly (is it some kind of local Cornish creature?) and what sort of costume would you wear? Does it involve butter? 😉

    Lost In Translation is a great movie! I bought that on DVD this year too!

    And you can call me a friend now. After the filthy hangover I’ve had all day I think I’ll be calling you a bad influence!

  • Reply Dancinfairy December 9, 2005 at 5:51 pm

    Whoops – I mean Butterfly. Now do I change it so your comment makes no sense?

    Bad influence? Ouch! I guess you can blame me as I am blaming the goverment for extending the opening hours!

  • Reply soulmining December 9, 2005 at 6:41 pm

    Yes, I like your thinking! Pesky new licensing laws encouraging us impressionable people to drink until 1am… tsk tsk.

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