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31/12/10

So, farewell then, 2010

I really can’t believe that today is New Years Eve. It seems only five minutes ago that I woke up hungover and unsavoury on January 1st and now, boom, I’m writing this. 2010 was a milestone year for me as I turned 50, my birthday party being one of the many highlights of the year. Especially when Number One Son played ‘500 Miles’ with the now sadly defunct The Marketing-Tings, Virgin Money’s all-star band (of whom I was the humble bass player) who were providing the live music for the night.

2010 has been a comparatively laid back year, which has made a nice change, allowing me to have more quality time with Team K. And what times we’ve had – a trip to Amsterdam, seeing our family in Vancouver, many great visits to London and seeing Diversity in Birmingham. Number One Son and I have also had our own adventures; two shows at Wembley Stadium (Green Day, Muse) and a great camping weekend in North Norfolk. Of course, I’ve not negelected my inner geek, which is why I’ve also spent quality time learning jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and development for mobile. My inner geek was also sated by my purchase of an iPad and the new iPhone 4 – both of which have improved my (digital) life.

I am so looking forward to next year – 2011 will be a much busier affair – the Virgin Money Studio is gearing up for the many large projects we have looming and I have many personal projects I want to complete (I’ve signed up to 43 Things to keep me on track). I expect it to be a challenging 12 months, with great progress made personally and professionally. Whatever you are dreaming of or planning in 2011, may I wish you the best of success and the greatest of happiness. Happy new year!

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