Saturday, December 31, 2005

Review of 2005

2005

This is a Caroline-centred review of 2005

  • January - the whole world was reeling after the Boxing Day tsunami. The Macaroni Penguins did a charity gig. I got the Dream Oracle and also some Dream cards - this stimulated more recall of dreams than usual.

  • February - we went to a murder mystery supper - Jim turned out to be the murderer and I was the only one to solve it! But the best part was dressing up for it in '60s clothes.

  • March - there was a police chase through our garden - the chap they were chasing dropped a disposable camera in our rhubarb patch - the police took this away - later some more people came looking for the camera - we never did find out what was on it!

  • April - the Pope's funeral was followed next day by Prince Charles' wedding to Camilla; exactly a week later I was at a funeral one day and at a wedding the next... (the only funeral and wedding of 2006 that I went to).

  • May - one morning I was in Bristol and up early - a double decker bus was charging along the bus lane and hit the lamp post next to me - I was showered with glass! Uncut but very shocked.

  • June - we discover a lovely, but expensive, farm shop - Daylesford Organics

  • July - London bombs, plus the police execution in cold blood of someone who turns out to be innocent make me even less inclined to visit the capital again

  • August - we move back into our house in Bristol

  • September - I start blogging - the first blog I mention is Nan's heron's snag (see my posting of Sept 4th) (I also mention a knitting blog that I've not followed since).

  • October - I get Painter IX and an A5 Intuos3 tablet - there's no stopping me now!

  • November - I try to put borders round some of my pictures but I find them quite hard to deal with!

  • December - I get a new camera and start to play with it!


If I could put in a few wishes for 2006, they would include less incidents that involve the police, and more hilarious dreams please!

16 comments:

Janey said...

Well you've had a full year haven't you? I wish you an even better one with lots of art. And I like your borders (I'm partial to borders too).

Wandering Coyote said...

Happy New Year!

Looks like 2005 was quite tame compared to mine, apart from the bus/lamp incident - which would have shocked the heck out of me, too. Pretty miraculous that you didn't get cut.

Your wishes for 2006 are simple: I hope they come true for you.

andrea said...

Bonne annee, Caroline! I'm looking forward to what your always interested and varied blog delivers in 2006.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Caroline! Love the new header and borders only contain our creativity! See yours are the same as mine - just there :) Have a wonderful 2006!!!

Caroline said...

Thanks for the New Years wishes - I hope all of yours are better than you could possible expect!

Janey - somehow your borders become part of your work - I still find myself fighting the containment...

Wandering Coyote - I suspect everyone's 2005 was tame compared to yours - the 2-toothed cook scares me and I've never seen her!

Andrea - I've modelled my blog on yours to some extent - did you realise that?

Anonymous - there are those who think my creativity ought to be more contained... perhaps that's why I resist...


Happy 2006 to you all!

Nan said...

What a great recap of 2005, Caroline. It was quite a year! I'm quite honored to be the first blog you mentioned. I like your wishes for the new year and I hope they come true for you. Cheers!

Nan said...

Btw, the link to Daylesford Organics didn't work for me...

Caroline said...

Thanks Nan - its great isn't it that one of my first "finds" was you! And I've fixed the link now... sorry about that...

andrea said...

Caroline: I had no idea and I'm flattered! I thought mine was kind of flaky because I jump all over the place. I guess yours does that a bit, too, and that's one of the reasons I like it so much! :) Let's raise a glass to variety! Cheers.

kat said...

happy new year caroline!! isn't the blogging world wonderful! wishing you a year of creativity and loads of fun dreams. :-)

Caroline said...

Cheers Andrea - to variety the spice of life!

kat - thank you I love having people wish for me! I wish you a wonderful adventure with the artist's way group you are running and all the best of everything for 2006

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous - there are those who think my creativity ought to be more contained... perhaps that's why I resist... " Block your ears with hands and go ARGHARGHARGH! Don't let them stop you!

Caroline said...

Ah but the reason they want to contain me is they have their own hands over their ears and are complaining that I'm singing out of tune!! tee hee

Anonymous said...

Hhehehehahahahaaaaa. SO?

Caroline said...

Yep that's what I thought... but it was also easier to leave that group than try to carry on doing enamels with my hands over my ears!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, can't let the beauty of our enamals suffer! (or hair or ears) Hahahaaaa