Tag: Yearly Reviews

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

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, ...

Berry Do-nut Van

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 ...

Arbisko National Park, on the northern border between Norway and Sweden.

Life Changing Year – 2008

Well, that's most definitely NOT the way I feel about this year. Rather it's been one of the most amazing years of my life. For me, it's been a year of extreme highs and extreme lows. I feel like I've ended the year , though in a pretty good state of mind, and with a ...

Year in Review 2007

As I sit down to write this "year in review", I'm conscious that I'm more interested in what's ahead in 2008 than what occured in 2007. Not that it was a bad year in my life, it's just that I'm approaching 2008 with a great deal more excitement than I approached 2007. Last year I ...

Hail Storm in Nickson Street, Surry Hills

2006 – Year In Review

Twelve months ago I was still in the midst of coping with turning forty. At about this time last year I wrote... "Turning forty wasn't so bad after all, although I did have a brief midlife crisis in the weeks leading up to the actual event. I began comparing myself with others, wondering about the ...

Year in Review – 2005

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about ...