All about 2011

Read 2009 and 2010.


1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?

Um, I guess getting married would be the obvious choice. I also missed a flight for the first time. And went to Mauritius. And ate lobster.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year?

I don’t think I made any NYR last year… other than wanting my business to do better than it did the previous year – which it has.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Not that I can think of, no…

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Peter’s gran died.

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

Financial peace of mind. and some form of age appropriate fashion sense

7. What date, from 2011, will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

9/10/11. Kinda got married.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Sorry for all the wedding related stuff, but it was a big deal. The biggest achievement was pulling off a full on proper wedding. pretty much all by myself.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Hmmm, looking back at last year’s list I see I wanted to have more patience this year than I had last year… this was pretty much an epic fail.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Ja, I had flu twice, maybe even three times. I also got sunburnt :p

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Oh I love my wedding dress!! love love love it!

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Again, Peter. He kept me calm(ish) and focused with all the crazy wedding stress when i was freaking out. And Peter’s friends from Wales who came over for the wedding – I can now call them my friends too – Ros was a lifesaver – literally!


13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

No surprises here… the same person as last year, amazingly.

Also, my mom really really really hurt my feelings with her whole disinterest in the wedding thing.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Do I have to mention the “W” word again!?

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

again, the “W” word!! and going to Mauritius on Honeymoon. And doing my first show with Twister. And my Trash the Dress shoot!

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?

Secondhand Serenade – Your Call. Not because it was released now or anything tho. And Weezer’s Island in the Sun (see here for more info)

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? According to last year’s list, I was sad… so I must be happier!! :D
Thinner or fatter? probably the same.
Richer or poorer? Poorer I guess

(last year i was thin, poor and sad. This year I am thin, poor and happy)

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

Would it be a cop-out to say SWIM – for the 3rd year in a row? If so, then, I wish I had slept more! and drank more champagne!


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

Stressed. Cried.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

At my brother’s house.

21. How will you be spending New Year?

Same as every year… with the beagles at home, making sure they are safe in case of fireworks.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?

Yes! With Twister!

23. How many one-night stands?

I’m too old for that shiz! :p

24. What was your favourite TV programme ?

Ag, same old reality shows. Also, Come Dine with Me SA, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory.

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

No (still the same people as last year – hehe!)

26. What was the best book you read?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Loved it!!!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Simple Plan’s new album is awesome, not that miserable teenage angsty stuff they used to do!

28. What did you want and get?

An amazing wedding dress. A sparkly wedding ring, a tropical holiday. A sexy husband. and a pony! and a GHD! and beautiful photos of me in my wedding dress, with Twister- wow, look at me! so much cool stuff!!

29. What did you want and not get?

Love, Peace, Acceptance and Support from family.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

Oh jeez, I can never remember this movie stuff!!


31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 29.I got a GHD (wooooooooot!!). I had an amazing chocolate cake made especially for me :) Had lunch with a friend and dinner with my folks.


32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
See point number 29.


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

Clueless and probably inappropriate for an almost 30 year old married woman. anyone wanna make-me-over?


34. What kept you sane?
Rescue Remedy, Hairdye and Myprodols. And the peace being at the stables brings


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

I am useless at these questions. Um, how about McSteamy from Grey’s Anatomy.


36. Who did you miss?

No one really. I am sad that I don’t have a sister to share things with. But I never had that, so I can’t miss it, right?


37. Who was the best new person you met?

I really really enjoyed meeting Cat and Alida. I so appreciate their online moral support :)

Best new animal I met was definitely Twister <3

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.

it all works out in the end.

39. Quote that sums up your year.

“It’s my wedding, shut up and do what I say”



Comments (3)

alidaonlineDecember 20th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Aw thank you for number 37. Your quote at number 39 made me laugh.

AngelDecember 20th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Oh I LOVE #39!

Jeanette VersterDecember 20th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

You’ve had an awesome year :) lots of happiness!
LOVE the last one :)

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