Archive for January, 2012

2012 – The Big Goals

There seem to be plenty of 2012 resolutions banded about at the moment, most of which were wishes of weight loss, most of these already broken by a New Years Day hangover breakfast. I decided to write my very own goals for 2012, although my first attempt at this was on the 12th July 2011 (or so WordPress tells me) You see, I have known for a while what I wanted 2012 to be, I just needed the courage to set a few wheels in motion. So here goes – some of what I hope to achieve this year;

1) Get to Edinburgh for the Comedy Fringe – Comedy is a massive passion of mine, so hopefully for my birthday in August I’ll be mixing with the best of them at the fringe. Fingers crossed on this one!
2) Dive at least once a month – I haven’t been regularly in the water for some time due to ankles and ears and their associated problems, so I have hunted down a new dive club and hope to get diving more often. It’s just a pain it’s an hour drive and then a few more to the sea – oh well!
3) Visit Barbados once more – Well, as it happens I’m going, it’s an open invite to all to come along – you can see the details here so I won’t bang on too much. They say 5 times and you are a local on the Island, I’m getting there!
4) Perform 1 stand up routine to more people than my family – Watch this space…
5) Grow my business – I had to have one sensible one in there! Plenty of plans already in motion here!
6) Visit at least 1 think visibility and 1 a4u expo and actually sit in some sessions – Hopefully see you all at some sessions throughout the year.
7) Move out of my parents house – Sorry Dad, I’m already looking at places! Just need to decide where in the country I want to be, with friends all over it’s a hard decision!
8.) Change at least 1 persons life – Although I do loan out through KIVA, sometimes you need to help in a more hands on way. I loved volunteering at hospital radio, so I’m going to find a project near by where I can hopefully help make a difference. An hour a week is not a lot to give I don’t think.
9) Lose weight (come on – it had to be there) – Yeah yeah, I know – but I do need to shed a few pounds for the sake of my dodgy knees. Too much time sat at a desk and not enough moving is not a healthy way to live, so hopefully I can find a sport that doesn’t impact on my knees too badly nor make me look ridiculous!
10) Find some love in my life – Tinker, whilst giving cuddles at night, just isn’t a great conversationalist! Watch out boys, I’m looking for love!
11) Visit Friends More – I have friends all over, I have made promises to visit Swansea, Plymouth, London, Oxford, Newcastle and more – bring on the driving tunes!
12) Aptly I’ll finish on 12. I want to learn a new word each day! There must be an app for that?

2011 Roundup

This is for those who were there to smile, for those who weren’t to ponder and for me to cringe. Here is my year in short snippets. See if you can work out what I got up too… I should thank Facebook Timeline for giving me this information, as some had been forgotten!

Car Crash
Random filming with Josh in a loft with Coronation Street Porn
Alexandra Burke

Ciaran had a special birthday
A gift from the Ducks
Monkey moved out
Went to see Mark Watson

Tinker joined Twitter
Bought a new car
Knee Xrays
A special engagement

The Royal Wedding
Terri’s Birthday
EFR and Rescue Diver Course (attempt one)
Badly sprained ankle and chipped bone in my foot
Got hit by a reduced turkey leg
More random moors filming with Josh
Cakes from Gem

got dodgy knee confirmation
went to visit Krystle and others
Tinker turned 2
Watched alot of Dexter
My favourite bowl died

Zak came to visit
I turned blonde
size 12 dress
got bitten, alot
Went out with the English teachers
Attempt 2 at Rescue Diver (bad ears)
one of mystery, cornish lands, 3 yr old squirrel killers, lobster pots, ferry’s, sheet plastic, spiders and nails…
Zak turned 2
Jacob turned 1
Handed my notice in

4th July BBQ at maggies
Sausages and Cider
Shit in a bin (not me)
Joined the mobile internet revolution
Sent Tinker and my belongings home early

A night in a pop up play tent
Surprise brownies
Had a birthday
Car died a few times
Left work
Jason Manford
Peter Andre / worst hangover ever
Hotel room flannels
Court case

Business launch
Northern sleepover
Facebook Timeline

Peter Kay
Matt Cardle
£3.99 meal
Big knives in Manchester with Josh

Business cards
Sheffield Meet Up
Babies born (not mine)
WWE Sheffield
Mick Foley Stand Up Tour
Towel Origami
The Piracy

Christmas Cards
Grandma’s 80th
Girly sleepovers
Wakefield Curries
Rumble Sales
Generous friends and clients
Affiliate Getaway Launched
Christmas crap
The Rams

Here’s to an equally eventful 2012!