What did you do in 2017 that you've never done before?
Nothing really new, but started yoga again
Did you keep your New Years Resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I made some, but didn't keep them. 2018 will be better
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Sandra had Sophie, Melinda had Luis
Did anyone close to you die?
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?
More time for myself and more time for my boys, all of them - same as last year
What dates in 2017 will remain etched on your memory and why?
no one particular date
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Keeping my work team together in spite of resourcing problems and workload
What was your biggest failure?
Not looking after myself, not losing weight, drinking too much (as last year)
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Constant ache in my right arm and lower back
What was the best thing you bought?
Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Still my wonderful sister...and my wonderful Alan
Where did most of your money go?
Childcare - still, followed by a few holidays to the UK
What did you get really really excited about?
a few of the kids films - ie Paddington 2, Despicable Me 3 (yes, sad I know!)
What song will always remind you of 2017?
"You're welcome" from the Vaiana film
Compared to this time last year are you:
a) happier or sadder - sadder
b) thinner or fatter - fatter
c) richer or poorer - richer
What do you wish you'd done more of?
more running and exercise
What do you wish you'd done less of?
work and worrying
How will you be spending Christmas?
We spent it here in Zurich just the 4 of us
What was your favourite month of 2017?
finally getting to the end of the school in July and gong on holiday
What was your favourite TV programme?
House of Cards, Unabomber, Limitless, Crossing Lines, Dirk Gently, Ray Donovan
What was the best book you read?
Best Book (Fiction): Timur Vermes: Look Who's Back
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Playlists on Spotify!
What did you want and get?
books for christmas
What did you want and not get?
More time to myself
What was your favourite film of this year?
What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I turned 44, no bid celebrations
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
more time to myself, to read and blog (same as last year)
What kept you sane?
my kindle, oh, and Alan :-)
Who did you miss?
my sister, we seem so far apart (same as last year)
my mates sal, mags, caroline, jane (but now she's closer!)
Who was the best new person you met?
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016
I need to "brake", otherwise I will break. I need to be be kinder to myself.