2012 has been quite a year. I commented on one of my favourite blogs today that, in many respects, I felt like I was swimming against the tide for most of the year, but it was also filled with lots of fun, unforgettable experiences. Here is my best of 2012 list.
Event of the year – My sister Linda’s visit from Australia. We laughed lots, cried, explored and discovered wonderful places in Gauteng.
Day out – Gold Reef City theme park (followed closely by a trip to Neighbourgoods and Soweto on the coldest day of the year)
Movie – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Audio book – A Storm of Swords (third book in the Game of Thrones series by George R R Martin)
Book – Endings and Beginnings by Redi Tlhabi (watch his space for a review soon)
TV series – Downton Abbey
Eat out experience – Die Ou Pastorie
Social event – friend’s Mexican party
Buy – Samsung Galaxy Tablet
App – Navigation tool on Google maps (gets me where I need to go every time). And of course Skype so that I can catch up with my sister in the UK regularly.
New software – Windows 8 Pro (took some getting used to but now I’m loving it)
New experience – WordPress and discovering a world of incredible bloggers
New friends – including Savannah (the cat I inherited from friends who moved to Australia earlier this year).
Old friends – who are there, for better or worse, year after year after year.
That’s about all my 2012 tired brain can think of right now.
I considered briefly reviewing some of my worsts but I don’t really think it matters all that much. The worsts made me stronger and, hopefully, a little wiser. That’s all that counts.
I just like the idea that, from time to time, I can come back to this post and remember 2012.
What were some of your favourite things in 2012?