Thursday, 3 January 2013

The "Goodbye 2012!" Tag

I found this tag on Tiffany's blog and thought the questions were pretty interesting, the made me think more about 2012 as a year. Although I did take a few questions out just purely because I'm weird and I don't like my posts being too long.

What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Spoke Arabic for the first time, knowing me probably the last time too! Arabic phonics + Western accent = DISASTER!

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't remember making any of 2012 but I'm definitely embracing 2013's! You can read my 2013 New Years Resolutions Here!

What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?
31st October for an unfortunate reason I'm afraid, the last time I spoke to one of my most loved people!
What countries did you visit?
Scotland, Spain, Canary Islands.
St Andrews, Scotland.

What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
money would be fantastic

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finished my stats course, it doesn't sound that great but If you know me well you know that I don't do numbers, let alone manipulate them! I think I cried the moment I got the results sheet back with a big fat A* next to the exam grade.
What was your biggest failure?
Errrrrrrm is it bad that I can't think of anything? I'm a positive person, I see good in every bad situation!

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Well I found out I'm allergic to 3 more things, on top of the already existing 2. It was a pretty horrid process identifying them all as there were many tiring days of rashes and restricted breathing, as any of you with severe allergies will know! I also had some other bits of bobs that you might have already figured out if you follow me on Twitter (@aisforaylablog) but we don't need to go in to that now!

What was the best thing you bought?
Probably my camera, my blog would be pretty much awful without it!

Where did most of your money go?
MAKEUP! surprise, surprise

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The Olympics I guess, I'm a watcher of quite a few sports that usually don't make it to TV so it was good to watch them all and visit a few of the arenas in Northern England & Scotland.
The Olympics rings, Edinburgh
What song will always remind you of 2012?
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know, nuff said!

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?
Pretty sad come to think of it, although last week I had a bit of a pick me up thanks to someone special!

Thinner or fatter?
Richer or poorer?
Richer, I think that comes with age though!

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Go out more, you're only young once!

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Being angry, I should really learn to control that!

Who were your best friends?
Wills, Shan, Caulay & Rob (and a few more)

What were your favourite TV programs?
Some Girls, Suburgatory, Made in Chelsea & anything with Cherry Healy in it!
What was the best book you read in 2012?
 If you read my 2013 Resolutions you'll know I never read by choice. I did read 50 Shades of Grey, can't say I enjoyed it though?

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Bastille, AHHHHHH!

What was your favourite film of this year?
Harry Potter, what else?

What did you want and get?
A place at a competitive school for next year!
thanks to plenty of this!

What did you want but did NOT get?
A place on a Mandarin course that would have helped me a lot, apparently because I'm under 19 I'm incapable? They clearly don't understand the idea that you pick up language more the younger you are!
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 15 and I went to the Trafford Centre, nothing special really!
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A job therefore money therefore more opportunities to do stuff!

What kept you sane?
Blogger and Twitter, even when everything else changes I know exactly where to go and what to do to find people I know will make me feel normal again!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Anderson Cooper. Yes, I am aware he's homosexual, does this affect my ability to wish I was married to him? not in the slightest!

What political issue stirred you the most?
US Presidential Election, I get waaaaaaay to in to that shhhhh-ugar!

Who did you miss?
Family in Australia, the recession means neither sides have the $10,000 it takes to come over!
Who was the best new person you met this year? 
I became friends with someone at school I had never really had any interest in, turns out they're now a massive part of my life!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learnt in 2012.
Don't give all your attention to one person and neglect the people who 9/10 will be there for you much longer!

I'd love to see your analysis of 2012!


  1. great post, they was great answers! Hope i keep this years resolutions!:)

  2. This is a great tag! I'm sure it will be fun for you to read these answers at this time next year :) Happy New Year!

    xx Ellie 

  3. Thought I'd let you know I just did this tag, thanks for the inspiration :)
    Lets hope our years go well!

    Charlotte xo

  4. I tagged you to do the best and worst drugstore products of 2012! x


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