2012 – It was good!

This has fast become my year end meme 🙂 Thank you Wenchy for starting me off on it.

Running a smidgen late for 2012 but here it is!

You can take a look at {2009}, {2010} and {2011} if you like.


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Petted baby {lions}!

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I have stopped making resolutions, that way I cant disappoint myself when I break them 🙂

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Nope, although a lot of Twitter friends had babies.


4. Did anyone close to you die?

My Uncle and my moms best friend and 1st cousin.

5. What countries did you visit?

I didnt leave South Africa.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

More me time.

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?

December 21st, the day I survived the Apocalypse 😉


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Taking the time and making the effort to be closer to Paul!

9. What was your biggest failure?

I cant really think of any ‘failures’.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Besides having THE WORST winter of colds and flues in the history of, ever? Nope, no major illness or injury.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Flowers for my garden.


12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

My kids. They have been stars this last year. They are maturing, are polite, play together so nicely. Im very very proud of them.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

No one I can think of.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Petrol. 2012 was a killer!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My brother Matt finally got engaged!

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2012?

{Goodluck}. A fantastic local band.  I have their album on repeat in my car.


17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • Happier or sadder? Happier
  • Thinner or fatter? Fatter
  • Richer or poorer? About the same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Cooking.  I did a lot of baking but not that much cooking.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Wasted time. I want to be more efficient.

20. How will you be spending Christmas

We spent the day with family having a braai.


21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

Paul and my mom.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?

No.  Im still in love with my husband and my children though.

23. How many one night stands in this last year?


24. What was your favourite TV program?

GrimmSupernaturalHawaii Five-0, Arrow

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?


26. What was the best book(s) you read?

I read so much that I honestly cant tell you what was my best.


27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

{Mumford and Sons}.

28. What did you want and get?

A new Kindle Touch.

29. What did you want and not get?

Nothing I can think of.

30. What were your favourite films of this year?

Sjoe! I cannot actually remember any of the films we saw last year o_O


31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Good grief! I have absolutely no idea. That is either a very very bad or a very very good thing!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Not having any family grief.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?



34. What kept you sane?

Cipralex! And my amazing husband. Always!

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Prince Harry.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

None, I am so not into politics.


37. Who did you miss?

My brother Cliffy.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Gosh, so many wonderful people have come into my life.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

Kids will make a mess, leave it until they go to sleep, then, clean up. You will drive yourself crazy trying to clean up while they are still making a mess playing.

Photo by Jeanette Verster Photography
Photo by Jeanette Verster Photography

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

{ If you’re happy and you know it…} – I have sung this song till my face turned blue and every time, no matter what, I was so much happier after singing it 🙂

6 Replies to “2012 – It was good!”

  1. Ooh I loved Grimm too! Devoured the series in a few days.

    I guess I should get started on my 2012 in review … seeing as it’s the 7th of January and all.

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