Tag: Yearly Reviews

Since 2002, I’ve been writing a “yearly review”.

Yearly Review – 2017

"I'm not sure I can make it all the way to the midnight fireworks", I said to my friend Kate, as we spoke earlier today about plans for New Year's Eve in Sydney, where we have tickets to the celebration at Barrangaroo. "Don't worry", she said, "I'll bring a blanket, and if we need to, ...

Back In Brisbane

Yearly Review – 2016

So, it's the end of 2016, and I'm currently in Lismore where I'm spending time with my family. Although I'm working through the Christmas/NY period (while colleagues with families take a break), it's been great having a few public holidays on the back of the weekends. It's been a busy year at work, as you ...

Times Square

Yearly Review – 2015

2015 has definitely been a year of ups and downs. Highlights/lowlights of the year have included some wonderful overseas travel, a life-changing meeting with a family member, the near-loss of one close family member due to a heart-attack, and sadly, in the days before Christmas the loss of another close family member due to cancer. ...

Mei Jia Wu Tea Village/梅家坞

Yearly Review – 2014

Half way through the year, Sue and I went on a trip to China. When she first spotted the “Nexus Holidays China Sampler” late last year, we both thought it sounded “too good to be true”. For about the cost of a return flight from Sydney to Beijing (about $1200-$1300), the sampler price also included ...

Taco Truck pop up restaurant in Stockholm

Year in Review 2013 – Not The 48 Crash

"You've lost a lot of weight. You look fantastic" is the most common phrase I've heard this year, usually followed shortly afterwards by a secondary question, almost whispered, "You're okay, aren't you?". "Yes I'm OK", I've told lots of people this year, as they've queried my weight loss. Although not as much as I'd hoped, ...

Year in Review 2012

It was just me and Kylie for New Year's Eve this year. After spending last year in Perth, and the year before in Lismore, I didn't really feel like spending this year at the fireworks in Sydney, or at Tropical Fruits in Lismore. So I spent the night listening to some late night music and ...

Stockholm Pride on Expressen

Year In Review 2011

It's been a funny year. It's been a mixed year. It's been a year of ups and downs. Mostly it's been a pretty good year, though there have been times. Yes, there have been times... I started the year catching a flight back from Lismore to Sydney. I'd been in Lismore for about ten days ...

Year in Review 2010

As I sit down on New Years Eve to think about what's happened in my life this year, there's so much to reflect upon: overseas trips, new adventures at work, and the death of a close family member. I ended last year feeling 2009 had been a year of treading water: I hadn't really done ...

2009 – The Year that was – Needs to try harder

I always knew it was going to be a bit of a life changing experience, and it was. At the end of this year, I'm conscious about how much I'm still referring back to it. But I don't want to become one of those people who keeps referring back to things that happened in the ...