Major Adventures

Just a bloke's records of how his life unfolds.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Reflection on 2007 - The year that was

1. Was 2007 a good year for you?
Relationship wise - Fantastic - Work - OK  Car --- Poor Car Life in 2007 was a bit of a roller coaster / Staged musical kind of event.

2. What was your favourite moment of the year?
My 5 weeks in Puglia, Italy with a certain gorgeousness of an Italian Stallion.

3. What was your least favourite moment of the year?
Maybe the feeling when i thought it was all over with the Italian Stallion in July? Also the feeling in my tummy before going to Puglia to learn Italian was pretty intense.
Being burgled Twice ? Car Broken Into? Tyres Slashed?

4) Where were you when 2007 began?

5) Who were you with?

6) Where will you be when 2007 ends?

7) Who will you be with when 2007 ends?
The Italian Stallion - Ezio

8) Did you keep your new years resolution of 2007?
Everyday was day 1 of the next eating regime. So YES

15) Did you break-up with anyone in 2007? No

16) Did you make any new friends in 2007?
Yes and cemented many others.

17) Who are your favourite new friends?

18) What was your favourite month of 2007?

19) What countries did you visit?
France, Italy, America, Australia, Dubai

20) What are your plans for 2008?
It's been 3 years already. Settle property in London travel to Madeira in Portugal. Visit Australia and make love in the sand of the outback.

21) Did you lose anybody close to you in 2007?
No but nearly all of my material possessions

22) Did you miss anybody in the past year?
Family n Friends in Oz - The Italian Stallion when ever he is not here & Harry when he is in France.

23) What was your favourite movie that you saw in 2007?
Hairspray & Enchanted

24) What was your favourite song from 2007?
Relax (Take it Easy) Mika

26) How many concerts did you see in 2007?

27) Did you have a favourite concert in 2007?
Kylie "Welcome Back"

28) Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2007?
4 pints of beer, 6 glasses of wine, Kaluha & Baileys

29) Did you do a lot of drugs in 2007?
About 5 doses of Ibuprofen

30) Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
One man's shame is another man's glory.

32) What was the biggest lie you told in 2007?
That I was pregnant

33) What was the worst lie someone told you in 2007?
That he didn't love me!

34) Did you treat somebody badly in 2007?
I'm not allowed to mention students' names.

35) Did somebody treat you badly in 2007?
Yes lots of people

38.) What is one thing you did in 2007 that you'd never done before?
What audience rating does this question have?

39.) Did someone close to you give birth?
Lots ... it's that time in my breeder friends' lives.

40.) What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Looks at ring finger - a tad more money, please.

41.) What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
24/25 December - no Italian Stallion or family

42) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving an academic year at an all girls London school. :)

43) What was your biggest failure?
Not securing a ring on my finger ;)

44) Did you suffer any illness or injury?
Being a teacher, I get it all... thanks.

45) What was the best thing you bought?
ASUS EEE. It would have been the studio but it's not mine yet.

46.) Whose behaviour merited celebration?
The girls at work. They learnt the meaning of respect.

47) Who's behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Appalled: Can I mention the girl who asked to suck my knob? Despressed? Saddened perhaps: The bustop in Porto Cesareo & The Bath

48) Where did most of your money go?
Rebuying objects stolen, damaged and vandalised. Travel and DVDs.

49) What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to NY with my Italian Stallion.

50) Compared to this time last year are you:
a) Fatter or thinner? Fatter (marginal)
b) Happier or sadder? Happier with personal circumstances
c) Richer or poorer? Financially OK as the mortgage hasn't started, spiritually - must richer.

51) What do you wish you'd done more of?
Use time more wisely and have traveled to more of the smaller not so touristy destinations.

52) What do you wish you'd done less of?
Eating, I guess.

53) How will you be spending Christmas?
With Delores wishing I had some time with my family and the Italian stallion.

54) Which LJ users did you meet for the first time?
What is an LJ?

55) Did you fall in love in 2007?
Over and Over again, about 7pm every evening since September when the key enters the door and he walks in.

56) How many one night stands?
Does this include nights alone?

57) What were your favourite TV shows?
Ready Steady Cook hrmmm I don't really dedicate much time to TV.

58) Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Ohh the burglars and vandals who have disturbed my peace.

59) What was/were the best books you read?
The Australian Women's Weekly 'How to Cook Everything'

60) What was your greatest musical discovery?
Mika, I guess. Kate Nash for sheer entertainment value

61) What did you want and get?
Ohh so many things ... I have had a successful year, this one.

62) What did you want and not get?
A bigger payrise.

63) What songs will always remind you of 2007?
Good Morning Baltimore, And Then he Kissed me

64) What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
31, relaxed at the Italian Stallion's, he cooked me lots of scrummy canapes

65) What one thing would have made your year more satisfying?
Motivation to further explore and exploit the city in which I live

66) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?

67) What kept you sane?
Cuddles, Hugs, Shoulders and Ears and sage words from the Italian Stallion - he's my rock.

68) Which celebrity did you fancy the most?
Where do I start? Harry from TF1, France. 

69) Which political issue stirred you the most?
It didn't really ... I prefer to be an ostrich in this country.

70) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned this year?
Work is not life ... work is for living ... take nothing for granted ... Love is awesome ... speak your mind and be prepared to hear some truths that may hurt you in return ... Sometimes doing things that take you out of your comfort zone can bruise your pride and heart - but you can get over it.

71) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year...
I can hear the Bells
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Ho Ho Ho Ho


Monday, December 17, 2007

You've been struck by the happiness Fairy

Written in stone/ flights of fancy


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Harry come for a walk ...

Today is a beautiful day in London. It would be so nice to have Harry come and visit and we all go to the park for a nice tour. I just suggested to Ezio that if we had bikes and he had stopped coughing up his lungs for a while - we could have gone for a great bike ride out there. It's very cold but would be ok on a bike, with full scarves and masks and duck down jackets on. Instead, i am cooking some Christmas treats to share with friends and family - it's all domestic but fun at the same time. Have a good one. Ciao ciao.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Gingerbread Houses

It is that time of the year to create the Christmas cheer and have some fun with the students. Our Year 10s created their own Gingerbread houses - below is mine - it's a precut house from IKEA, but constructed and decorated by moi. C'est simple but fun at the same time. HO HO HO

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Alternative Christmas Party

Lots of products being produced in the home kitchen has been reflecting what has been happening in the kitchens at work with the girls. This week, Ezio and I hosted Italy for a pre-Christmas evening. Starters included some mini quiche of various flavours. Entree were some cheese and spinach dumplings which were steamed then served in a napoli tomato based sauce. Mains included a make your own handroll - think Japanese style seaweed with sushi rice, filled with chicken, beef or salmon. Dessert included Tiramisu from Patrizia - it was delicious and mini Lemon Meringue pies - just continuing with the mini-foods theme from work.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Finally - The e-Mail

After receiving an email from the assistant of the mortgage broker informing me of a delay in processing the loan applications, i was more than pleasantly surprised when Tony, Mr. Mortgage Broker 2007, wrote to me to inform me that I was now the proud owner of a mortgage. I am but very happy and overjoyed.

I am pleased to confirm that your mortgage offer was issued today.
I have attached a copy for your information - you will receive an
original copy in the post.
A copy will also be forwarded to your solicitor.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything further.



It's still a waiting game as we all have to wait for the vendors to settle on their new place in order for me to then move in and do the little updates that I am wanting to do in the first instance. It's all good fun, this waiting game ... I just be patient and wait to see what happens ... the longer it takes, the money, I hope I will have to to more of the 'updates' that I want to do.


Sunday, December 02, 2007

Major Toy Adventures

Click the picture of Igor to see his plight to help me and Ezio with our constant fight with the bars of chocolates in this house ...