Summing up 2011, looking forward to 2012

Looking back on 2011, it’s been an interesting year. It’s no wonder I sit here at the end of the year feeling shattered, and wondering why I was so busy all year! Here’s some of the stuff that kept me busy this year:

  • Saw the New Year in in Shanghai with my girlfriend’s parents
  • Watched 100 Rolls Royces parade through London to celebrate 100 years of the Rolls Royce motor company
  • Bought a cat (his name is Max, and he’s a Bengal Cat, in case you’re interested)
  • Watched the Royal Wedding (and enjoyed the additional holiday)
  • Played host to a number of family visits from abroad
  • Visited Windsor
  • Visited (Republic of) Ireland
  • Visited Chicago for some company training
  • Visited New York for leisure (and some hurricane spotting)
  • Went to the Chelsea Auto Legends car show
  • Visited Mexico (and consumed far too much Tequila!)
  • Visited Edinburgh
  • Returned to China for the Christmas break; visited Shanghai, Hainan and Hong Kong; saw the New Year in in Shanghai again

I’m sure there are many more things that happened this year that I’ve simply forgotten about, but were no less deserving of being on the list. Looking forward, there are a number of things I’m looking forward to in 2012:

  • Visiting India for work
  • The start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon
  • Celebrating my girlfriend’s dad’s 60th birthday
  • Visiting Indonesia for a friend’s wedding
  • The launch of the YouView set-top box
  • The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
  • The London Olympics

I hope everyone reading this has enjoyed 2011, and that they have a prosperous new year in 2012!

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