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The annual meme is back so as 2017 draws to close it is time to review the year as it is, as it was. Reflecting on life that has been led by me in my Pete-centric universe.

1. What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before?

  1. Gave a lecture a Hope Lodge No.54 of one of my LOLSpapers
  2. Advanced my Dad into the honourable degree of Mark Master Mason.

 

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?  Did you have any Challenges in 2017 and were you successful, and will you have more Challenges for 2018?   

I set none, in fact, I failed the usual 100days challenge.  Been late for all the LOLSpapers this year (but at least I took part)

  1. Was pleased with my Masonic work in Mark.
  2. On the whole, this was not a very productive year.

2018  – the post describing this challenge is here. (will happen this time.)

 

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Colin and Kathleen had a daughter called Grace/Nora!!

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Not this year some brethren did that I did not know and I think a family member in.

 

5. What countries did you visit?

Well, it was certainly the year of the Caravan.

  • South Lakes
  • Mow Cope (Cheshire/Staffordshire)
  • Capesthorne Hall (Cheshire)
  • Haggerstone Castle (Haven – Northumberland)
  • Ynys Mon (Wales)
  • Llangollen (Wales)
  • Then in November out of Caravan season we went to North Lakes.

 

6. What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?

Well more sleep but to be fair to Callum he has been a lot better.
Better organised
Less grumpy (but that may be sleep related)

 

7. What dates from 2017 will remain etched in your memory, and why?

10th January – the Advancement

 

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Getting to three years in the same job and ignoring the itch to find something new.

 

9. What was your biggest failure?

Letting life got in the way of being productive.

 

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nope, thankfully I have been very lucky this year.

 

11. What was the best thing you bought?

  • Office Subscription to 365.
  • Bike

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Henry, he has done really well this first year, he is an enthusiastic individual and a little over the top but on the whole a good Kid.

 

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

Depressed  – the odd client

Appalled – the odd client

 

14. Where did most of your money go?

Household stuff (Like bills)

 

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Ynys Mon adventure with the Mylett’s
16. What song will always remind you of 2017?

Hero by Pegboard Nerds

 

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder? Happier

b) thinner or fatter? Thinner  [yet not sure how though)

c) richer or poorer? About the same

 

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

More correspondence with friends and family. Just stayed in touch more.

Been less grumpy.

 

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Grumpy

 

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

Christmas this year was at home with family and My parents and then the in-laws joined later in the afternoon.

 

21. What was your favourite month of 2017?

August – lots of adventures in the Caravan.

 

22. Did you fall in love in 2017?

With the wife.

 

23. How many one-night stands?

0

 

24. What was your favourite TV programme?

I have enjoyed:

  • Star Wars Rebels

25. Do you hate dislike anyone now that you didn’t hate dislike this time last year?

The odd people but not  really

 

26. What was the best book you read?

Dan Brown – Origin. As it appears I have only really been reading Ritual books

 

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

MonsterCat has led to –

  • Pegboard Nerds
  • Hellberg

And many others

 

28. What did you want and get?

Some great holidays in the Caravan

 

29. What did you want and not get?

To feel more relaxed but didn’t get it

 

30. What was your favourite film of this year?

  1. John Wick2
  2. The Last Jedi

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I went to a Lodge meeting to hide from the fact I turned 40.

 

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more

Feeling less rushed.

 

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?

Outdoorsy- and am now sporting a beard.

 

34. What kept you sane?

Friends and family

 

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Bebe Rexha

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36. What political issue stirred you the most?

No stirring, more head scratching and disappointed at what Parliament, EU and the Government do.

 

37. Who did you miss?

Colin.

 

38. Who was the best new person you met?

No new one person, I have met a lot a great people too numerous to name.

 

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017.

Hard work and perseverance is always helpful.

 

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.  

Its Friday am in the morning  – Monstercat track I am yet to work out the song title.

As 2016 draws to close it is time to review the year as it is, as it was. Reflecting on life that has been led by me in my Pete-centric universe.

1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before?
Went to my brother’s wedding

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Did you have any Challenges in 2016 and were you successful, and will you have more Challenges for 2017? “Artisan 2016”. Was 3 things, 100days – PASSED, write 4 Non LOLSPaper – FAILED as only one was written also FAILED was the Art project.
Why was this a failure? Well life and work gets in the way of hobbies. Plus I did write a blog post for Openlodge.com, about 20 church news letters. A quick basic website.
But still a failed project year.

2017 – the post describing this challenge is here.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My Sister in Law had a child called Isobel.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
2016 has been a bad year for the departing of Celebrities and Brothers and their family.

5. What countries did you visit?
We have not traveled by plane or boat this year, so we have been nowhere but for this green wet land we call home. Well we did some Haven holiday and bought a caravan!!!

6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?
Sleep, the idea of going to bed and not having to get up during the night for a crying Callum would be the most precious thing I could get in 2017

7. What dates from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
8th November – was installed into the chair of Adoniram

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting through the year with a small amount of sleep.
Writing the Paper on the Apron

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not being able to complete 8 papers this year, as life got in the way.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I changed my religion after short time in hospital, but as the Docs are scared of most things it could have been Big C bad. But it was not :)

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Carrie the Caravan – so we can have more trips away.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Callum for remaining so happy despite all the coughs colds and shit the world has thrown at him.
Helen for being an awesome Mother and Wife.
Henry for seeming to be settling in at School.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Depressed – US for moaning about their presidential candidates and no its not right we lost. Also Brexit, was disappointed by the result but have moved on. But others can’t and the country got silly.
Look we lost get over it and help make the situation better.

Appalled – The West’s we stand for freedom and peace. But erm Aleppo who?what? Where now?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills and erm more Bills

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
1. Joining as an Associate of the Lodge of Living Stones
2. Seeing my brother get married


16. What song will always remind you of 2016?

Do Let Me Down by the chain smokers featuring Days.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner but still 13stone .. Tis odd
c) richer or poorer? Poorer with more things attacking my wage

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
More correspondence with friends and family. Just stayed in touch more.
I must get better at it.
Oh and Sleep that would have been nice.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Erm pontificating

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

Christmas this year is at the mother in laws’ place it was nice !

21. What was your favourite month of 2016?
On reflection November

22. Did you fall in love in 2016?
With the wife

23. How many one-night stands?

0

24. What was your favourite TV programme?
I have enjoyed:
• Suits
• Game of thrones

Also watched “Hunting Hitler” he escaped and went to live in Argentina!! What proof?
Proof we not need as there are Nazi symbols and a ruined buildings in the jungle. That’s all the proof we need!!!

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No one – there are more idiots in the world but hate leads to the dark side.

26. What was the best book you read?
The Alchemist’s Secret Book by Scott Mariani and I am on the third book and they have got samey…
I need to rebuild a kindle but need a machine and so we go round the pc roundabout once more.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Nothing ground-breaking – There’s
Zara Larson
Chain-smokers
But seemed to have got in to the PodCasts of Monster Cat… (such a bad Kitty!!!)

28. What did you want and get?

Wanted sleep got … tried, but life has been good.

29. What did you want and not get?

More sleep :)

30. What was your favourite film of this year?

Not really been the Cinema much this year, but Rogue One was well worth it.
It was Star wars does titanic. With a bit of red dwarf thrown in and does question the term Boffin!!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Erm nope nothing I turned 39 so not much to shout about.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more
Sleep – yes it is a theme here but it’s true, I feel I have been on the tenterhooks all year.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?
Can’t be arsed to Shave. Look..

34. What kept you sane?
The voices in my head, and chanting ritual that I was trying to learn.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Difficult this year,
as in Jan I thought Demi Lovato

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or Zara Larson

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Mercedes Mason always a good bet.

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Even Hayley Atwell from Agent Carter and Conviction.

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But to be honest I am not sure.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Brexit – as it was referendum year for remaining in the EU and it would appear the country does not agree with me. But oh well.

37. Who did you miss?
Westminster Lodge 7532 as I have now left my post as Tyler and in accordance to the agreement with my wife resigned from the Lodge as it is not fair on all parties.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Sadly no one had been able to replace Callum from the top spot.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016.
You can survive on little sleep, but don’t overlook how this will affect your productivity!!

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

“I need to sleep,
“I need to sleep
Why won’t you let me sleep!”
A very old Pavement song.

That was the year 2015

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1. Elaborate on your default icon.
Well I do not have one so I elaborate on the 4 I have.
The Kanji says Fish
Duck is obvouis
The Frog is an issue with work
The shrine is to the first Shogun of Japan
Fish and Duck are random words that are said quite often
the imp cuting his throat with his hand is taken from Rosslyn Chapel and looks cool
The last is myself under infront of a Mon in Japan in a Ninja Theme park place in the mid NW area.

2. What’s your current relationship status?
Seein’ a lovely lady.

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
Carryin my grandfathers coffin.

4. Name an obvious quality you have.
A sense of humour

5. What’s the name of the song that’s stuck in your head right now.
Well having discussed the idea of seeing if you can go from the Superman theme to the star wars then the airwolf one .. So a jumbled mess at minute

6. Name a celebrity you would marry:
Erm Sarah M Gellar but that would be Big of Me. so unlike to happen anyway .

7. Who will cut and paste this first?
ERm Wayne as he ‘ll be bored in the office

8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
The guy who plays boris from Goldeneye. Some drunk woman said i looked like the dean cain superman.

9. Do you wear a watch? What kind?
Nope due to the strap either being to tight or to loose.

10. Do you have anything pierced?

No

11. Do you have any tattoos?

No

12. Do you like pain?

Erm no but you do get use to it

13. Do you like to shop?

Yes but if there are crowds then no thank you .. i’ll hide in borders and read.

14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?

Food Shopping

15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
Diesel

16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
Tim the Director about lunch

17. What is on your desktop background?
acer fish

18. What is the background on your cell phone?
NOthing tis a blue background

19. Do you like redheads?
Yes, but that cos I like there firey personality !!

20. Do you know any twins?
Nope

21. Do you have any weird relatives?
Not really as they seem sane to me, but others may think they are odd.

22. What was the last movie you watched?
For your eyes only

23. What was the last book you read?

Well the last one I finished was Labyrinth by Kate doobury watsit..