Best of 2012

December 31, 2012 · 4 comments

Only 24 hours to go until the New Year! (Well, for those of us in California, at least…)

I don’t know about you, but I’ll remember 2012 quite fondly.

It was the year I started doing Pilates and T’ai Chi Ch’uan — one of my new year’s resolutions was to find a form of exercise I love doing, and I found two!

I made new friends in San Diego and visited old ones in Portland and New York (shoutouts to Alex Zafiris, Sherry ParnesMomsicle, The Daily FrolicDr. Mind & Body, all of whom have shared beautiful, thoughtful, and hilarious posts this year).

I returned to school as a full-time student and maintained a GPA of 4.0 while working two part-time jobs.

I got to grips with Adobe CS6 and made digital artwork and websites I am proud of.

I discovered that even my black thumbs can turn green in California.

And I even learned how to make delicious jam without poisoning anyone!

Here’s a round-up of some of my favourite things from 2012 — enjoy!

Favourite Blog Posts

January ∴ Banjo & Lefty ∴ Dogs are from Pluto, Cats are from… ?
February ∴ Chino Farms ∴ A delicious trip to an organic farm in San Diego County.
March ∴ I Talk Funny ∴ So you like my accent? Thank you, I like yours ;)
April ∴ Recipe for Tortilla Española ∴ Sometimes the mountain must come to Mohammed…
May ∴ Fool Britannia ∴ Sometimes enjoy a little tongue-in-cheek high treason, don’t you?
June ∴ Now, Voyager ∴ A musical tribute to the mind-blowing Carl Sagan.
July ∴ How Does Your Garden Grow? ∴ Little plants all in a row.
August ∴ A Peck of Peppers ∴ What do I do with all these chillies?? (Hint: see September!)
September ∴ Habanero, Peach Basil Jam ∴ The first recipe in a fiery trilogy!
October ∴ Stopping to Smell the Roses ∴ Lessons from Paul Gauguin
November ∴ Soapboax ∴ In which I get quite political! I love freedom of speech :)
December ∴  Happy Birthday, Little Sister! ∴ I can’t believe she’s 21…

Bonus Video! ∴ Banjo & Lefty Animation ∴ More Shameless Anthropomorphisation…

Favourite Musicians

Here are some talented singer/songwriters I discovered this year.

Aaron Embry – Raven’s Song


Lianne La Havas – Au Cinema


Laura Mvula – She


I’m pretty happy where I’m at right now. I think my only New Year’s resolution is to keep doing what I’m doing, but do it even better. What are yours?

Happy New Year to you all!

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