2010 started by drunkenly toasting the year ahead to the strain of Black Eyed Peas’s I’ve Got A Feeling. Not quite sure what this means, but on the first day of the year, my voice was husky and I was very happy.

I can hardly believe, that it’s already the 9th day of the New Year and I am still processing photos from previous years (gasp!). Looking through photos of the two monk statue in Penang I took some years back, it seem appropriate to use them for this post.

I don’t know what this year will bring, I thought I knew what to expect last year, but a number of variables fell into place and I ended up back in Sydney after a short stint in the UK.

Happy and Sad

2009 was a year of one too many changes for comfort. The year in summary:

  • Bounced back between Australia and UK  for the golden ticket a Visa
  • Visa failed!
  • Came back despondent, but found the closest thing to a dream job
  • Ate some memorable meals throughout October
  • Met a number of delightful people through starting MSG
  • Moved into a cottage within walking distance to Zumbo (ok it is a long-ish walk)
  • Completed my life with the iPhone

Last year made me realise, how lucky I am to have the most lovely, supportive friends around me. I wish I could mass migrate a number of them across the sea, such as the  London SnB crew, but not sure that’s possible…

For 2010, I am hoping to:

  • Organise more Midweek Supper Group (MSG) dinners. We’re up to supper #7 next week, and it’s incredible to see how this little group managed to build up momentum ever so quickly
  • Knit more
  • Blog more
  • Enjoy life more
  • Achieve the laughing monk’s  zen like state throughout the year. I believe eating plenty of good food with good friends is a prerequisite to a good life.

Happy and Sad


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8 Comments on “2010”

  1. January 9, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    Yay, a belated happy new year to you! And I really like how your hopes for the year are not phrased like resolutions – they are perfectly attainable and are general aims for your well-being =)

    • January 9, 2010 at 10:06 am #

      Indeed, there’s no reason to set myself for failure so early in the year 🙂

  2. Epany
    January 9, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    Like the resolutions, maybe a knitalong us in order?

    • January 9, 2010 at 10:12 am #

      Yes! I am so behind in my patterns browsing, what do you suggest? Need a throw, or camisole…suggestions on ravelry?

  3. January 9, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    A few goals there I’d like to be achieving this year, especially the bit about enjoying life more!

    • January 9, 2010 at 11:48 am #

      Often overlooked, but going to make the most of it this year!

  4. January 10, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Other Andrew is part of a knitting group in Newtown some where, but maybe you already know that.

    Bias garter stitch scarf in Noro Kureyon.
    • January 16, 2010 at 8:12 am #

      yeah bumped into him a few years ago at a knitting event, need to find something a little closer though.

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