Archive for December, 2009

Now That’s What I Call 2009: My Year in Review

2009 is nearing its curtain call, and I, for one, am glad. It’s had its ups, though, in all honestly, it’s been filled mostly with downs on a personal level.

There’s been funerals and marriages break down, redundancies and postponed weddings to deal with, and I’ve had to cope with the guilt of condemning my first car to the scrapyard.

There’s been some pretty major events on a global level (take a deep breath. . . ): Swine Flu, Jade Goody, Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Baby P, MP’s ExpensesNick Griffin, Slumdog Millionaire, Transformers 2, Balloon Boy, Patrick Swayze, Stephen Gately, Sir Bobby Robson, Brawn, Jenson Button, Usain Bolt, Susan Boyle, Snow, War, etc. etc.

All of those should spark some kind of memory of 2009 for most of us; good or bad.

Below is my year in review. Let’s hope 2010 is a better one. For me, and for all of us.

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The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

Well, it’s Christmas Eve babe! And I thought it was appropriate to share with you all my All Time Favourite Christmas Classic: ENJOY!

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My Top 10 Sites of 2009

Christmas is just another sleep or two away which means that a new year is just around the corner. The end of one year and the beginning of another seems a good time for some sort of reflection. There’s a lot to think about at this time of year and I’m busy planning a few posts of that nature which should make their way onto this over the coming days.

The first, though, is my roundup of my personal Top 10 Sites of 2009. Not necessarily my favourite sites, but, according to my History, my most visited sites over the past 12 months.

Here goes:

  1. Twitter
  2. Google
  3. Yahoo
  4. BudURL
  5. LinkedIn
  6. Facebook
  7. WordPress
  8. Amazon
  9. eConsultancy
  10. JobCentre

Well, I think we can all see some trends there…

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Top Ten Christmas Classics

Those that know me know I love Christmas and all it brings. Those that don’t know me know that now.

From the rich food and the flowing drink, to the festive smells and the Christmas jumpers; it fills me with a warm feeling inside.

The highlight of Christmas for me, though, has to be the soundtrack. Just think for a minute: Easter, Summer, Halloween. All good. But none have a significant playlist. It’s the tunes that make Christmas for me.

So, with that in mind, I set about devising my All Time Top 10 Christmas Classics:

  1. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues & Kirsty McColl
  2. 2000 Miles – KT Tunstall
  3. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard
  4. Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  5. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
  6. Step Into Christmas – Elton John
  7. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  8. Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
  9. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
  10. Carol of the Bells – John Williams Chorus

Hope you like them and they fill you full of festive cheer and Christmassy goodnesss. If your favourite didn’t make the grade, let me know via the comments below.

Alternatively, join in and contribute to my Spotify Christmas Playlist!

Cheers, and Merry Christmas!

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