Thursday, 5 January 2012

It's for you...


Happy New Year, Darlings! I really hope that your year ahead is filled with happiness and love. Last year was a fleeting and rather unmemorable year for me, so I am hoping that 2012 is the total opposite of that. Anyway, since it's a brand new year I thought it would be a great time for a little "it's for you" catch-up session..

How it always works: I will answer the below random questions - then you answer the questions as a comment. Why? cause sharing is caring *winks*:

1. For me, 2011 was the year of... realisations
2. I spent my New years Eve... at Kirtsenbosch Gardens, picnicing  on the grass and listening to local bands, until the clock struck midnight.
3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... to get healthier & fitter, keep my life clear of clutter, work harder on my blogging and have at least one grand adventure. 
4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? Nope
5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I read 'The Hunger Games' Trilogy and I'm almost finished 'The Night Circus'
6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? My laptop from The Boyf
7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A Beach House or a holiday to Paris (a girl can dream, can't she? )
8. I hope this new year is... filled with unexpected surprises and good friends

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18 comments

  1. 1) 2011 - year of travel. Jetted off to Bali, Lombok, Kuala Lumur, New Orleans, New York, Washington DC, Philadephia
    2) At a restaurant in Kalk Bay. Was okay
    3) Get a sugardaddy, run 30km race, travel to Mozambique, AND subtly let Beingbrazen know that she can't count. What happened to number 5???
    4)No
    6)Books
    7)Got a free trip to America. Also won a pair of puma shoes
    8)House or a trip to Columbia
    9)Filled with awesomeness

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  2. Sid - Thanks for spotting that. Number 5 got deleted and forgot to change numbers..hahaha!

    Your 2011 sounds like it was fabulous. Hope 2012 is just as good.

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  3. 1) 2011 - my year to enjoy my toddler without being as tired as when he was a baby.
    2) Transkei coast
    3) Not stop blogging, post on Youtube, maybe go back to work
    4)No
    6)Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray
    7)Not sure, can't think of anything.
    8)I got my luxuries this year! I'm good!
    9)Better for my marriage

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  4. Ps - I did fix my numbering issue now :)

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  5. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... you can read my blog for this one!
    2. I spent my New years Eve... at a braai
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... to get a new home, maybe get through my wedding, try to read and write much more than last year.
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Finished 'Rivers of London' and started the 2nd book, Moon over Soho - both by Ben Aaronovitch.
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? My laptop from The Boyf
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A house with a massive kitchen - and that is only the start. A ticket for a round-the-world trip.
    8. I hope this new year is... surprising pleasant.

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  6. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... new beginnings
    2. I spent my New years Eve... at a friends house for a Playboy themed party - I wasn't looking forward to the dress up part, but it was a lot of fun.
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... to get fit and healthy, grow my blog, travel and move homes.
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? Not in the "BOOM" way... but I think there are mind shifts happening and changes coming.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I'm reading James Patterson: Kill Alex Cross.
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? My SLR Camera in Feb 2011.
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? An air ticket to New York, Switzerland or Croatia
    8. I hope this new year is... filled with good friends and family, strong bonds, success, health, wealth and abundance.

    Love from Bailey of Vanilla Blonde

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  7. 1. My blog - I started Becoming you in Feb 2011!
    2. With friends enjoying a seafood braai - eating crayfish, quaffing margaritas and champagne and playing games til 2am = Best New Year's Ever!
    3. To continue to simplify life, to grow my blog, to seek out and speak truth in everything - my life and others, to loose those last 5 kgs!!
    4. It could end tomorrow so live each day as if it were your last...
    5. Wish I had more time for reading but "holiday" is a rather loose term when you have kids... mostly I just browse through magazines as I can do an article in 5 mins, with books I find myself having to reread chapters as it is so long between sitting down with sufficient time to read. I have a long list of books I want to read tho... does that count?
    6. Our new TV for movie nights in with my hubby....
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? Can I have 3 - pretty please ;) An overseas holiday or a Canon 1000D (my 350D hasn't recovered properly after being dropped TWICE) or a new Mac laptop as mine has given up...sob sob
    8. Even better than last year ;)

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  8. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... getting married (Yay!), blogging lots and rediscovering my creative side.

    2. I spent my New Year’s Eve…with my Mr having a lovely candlelight dinner at home.

    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... draw more, save more, live greener, explore more.

    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No

    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? Do magazines and blogs count? Oh the shame!Sadly reading has taken a backseat to blogs lately. I should add ‘read more books’ to my goals for 2012.

    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? My car. She’s a cutie and I need her to get around.

    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? My dream house. I’m not asking for much am I?

    8. I hope this New Year is... defined by love.

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  9. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... busyness and crazyness

    2. I spent my New Year’s Eve…with my husband, daughter, brother, SIL, kiddies and parents drinking cocktails and eating cheese and biscuits -it was a lovely time :)

    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... i haven't decided yet.. need inspiration!

    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No

    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? not much... bad me

    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? mt 1.4 50mm canon lens, mmm I know i got more... but can't remember

    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? an overseas trip

    8. I hope this New Year is... happy and fun! :)

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  10. Happy new year J!
    1. For me, 2011 was the year of...
    "ITS NOW OR NEVER"
    2. I spent my New years Eve...
    en famille
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... to do the work i want to do; get thin; sort out my skin; surround myself with people who really have my best interests at heart
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? God no
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday?
    cat's table michael ondaatjie. brilliant.
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year?
    a trip to Spain
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be?
    I have bought it I am going to Berlin
    8. I hope this new year sourounds me with people who genuinely have my best interests at heart (and I theirs!) ; kite (money);
    that i can make my corner of the world a better place

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  11. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... Changes!
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with friends and family watching fireworks.
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... To travel as much as i have been the last 4 years, make my blog a fulltime job, put more effort into everything i do, buy an apartment
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No :)
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? the concubine's secret as well as loads of girly books :P
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? Tickets to South Africa :)
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A new car
    8. I hope this new year is... better than 2011

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  12. 1. Relaxation. No studies= chilled out Bobby

    2. Having a romantic dinner with my boyfriend and then sitting out under the stars drinking champagne when the clock struck 12.

    3. I don't really have goals this year. I never keep up my resolutions so I opted out for 2012 ;)

    4. Nah, I don't

    5. I re-read Pride and Prejudice, The Night Circus and now almost finished Death Comes to Pemberley

    6. Definitely my Diana Mini. I'm now obsessed with it.

    7. A Canon SLR camera.

    8. as good as 2011

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  13. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of...great sadness, losing my dad, but also a year finding inner strength to move forwards.
    2. I spent my New Years Eve...at home with hubby, just the two of us for the first time in years and years... we had a nice meal and a teeny bit of alcohol, and went for a midnight walk to watch the fireworks setting off all around.
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are...like you, to get healthier & fitter, travel as much as possible, improve on my photography skills and just laugh more and worry less!
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? Nah… coz Marty McFly went to 2015 :)
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I’ve been having a George Orwell fest after coming across an old collection of his works… 1984, Animal Farm and The Clergyman’s Daughter.
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? Digital photo frame
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A super techie camera with all the options
    8. I hope this new year is... a great one for everyone!

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  14. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... Rebirth of my soul, new friendships,
    2. I spent my New Year’s Eve... laughing, indulging in the delightful and delectable and in utter bliss.
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... to get healthier & step it up a notch with my fitness regimen, begin traveling again, educate my mind and spirit, and try to save.
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? ‘A Lioness Arising’ and am reading ‘Eat Love Pray' again.
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? My new car 
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A trip back to Bali or Europe…too far-fetched? Yet to be seen
    8. I hope this new year is... New fun adventures, health, family and friends, love and more love!

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  15. 1. For me, 2011 was the year that karma bit me on the ass and taught me some big lessons about love and relationships 2. I spent my New Years Eve in Newquay dressed as a cowgirl, with a friend I have known since I was 13 3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... Reading as many books as possible from the BBC 100 Must Read Books list, become a more accomplished cook, get promoted at work and take part in a 10k race without dying 4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No 5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice 6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? This probably sounds a bit sad - but my uncle bought me a glass olive oil drizzler for Christmas and I absolutely love it! 7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? An amazing holiday - preferably an around the world trip 8. I hope this new year is...filled with happiness, new experiences and adventures, good friendships and love

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  16. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... Challenges!
    2. I spent my New years Eve... Cuddling my beautiful niece
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... To get healthier, finish writing my book, travel and learn to be patient!
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No ways!
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? The Diamond Mind.
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? My beautiful wedding ring
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? A House 8. I hope this new year is... gentle, peaceful, kind and happy!

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  17. 1. For me, 2011 was the year of... major downs, major ups, major changes.
    2. I spent my New years Eve... in Durban with my new family, drinking bubbly and being chilled.
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... to get my business going [successfully], to finish writing my book, to buy one wardrobe investment item [eg Burberry trench/Louboutin heels/Hermes scarf etc], to double the amount of money I have in shares at present.
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? No.
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? I've read The Scarlet Letter, Flowers for Algernon, and Things Fall Apart this year. Now on Watership Down.
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year? A gorgeous 1976 writing desk from my boyfriend.
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? I'm going to France in October! But also Louboutin heels.
    8. I hope this new year is...MY year.

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  18. Better late than never... ;)

    1. For me, 2011 was the year of... hard work and soul searching.
    2. I spent my New years Eve... with close friends and family.
    3. This year my 4 biggest goals are... regain fitness, grow my business, draw more and get the work/life balance sorted.
    4. Do you believe that the world will end in 2012? one can only hope ;)
    5. What have you been reading over your Dec/Jan holiday? The Anita Blake vampire books got me sucked in (pardon the pun).
    6. What's the best item you got or bought last year?
    7. If you could only buy one luxury item this year, what would it be? Bvlgari sunglasses.
    8. I hope this new year is... full of win accross the board!

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