Welcome 2008

So its the start of a new year, and already I’m hard at work and thinking many months ahead. Still, a new year is always an opportunity to look forward in a fresh and unbiased way, and realise that it is a year of as yet untapped opportunity rather than a year of missed chances. That is not of course to say I felt I missed chances in 2007, rather that you have no excuse for feeling blue when there is a whole year ahead of you to make a difference.

Unlike last year when I went to a jazz club with Heather, we spent new years eve at my house. It was actually a really nice thing to do as it gave us a chance to unwind, play a few card games and such, enjoy some good wine and reflect on the past year. We were also treated to a huge firework display when standing at the window on the top floor of our house at the stroke of midnight as because our house is atop a hill, we could see practically every firework display in Leeds. It was a spectacular show and went on for a good 20 minutes. You can’t beat enjoying a glass of champagne and watching fireworks while staying warm at the same time.

New years day was remarkably uneventful, mainly because we had a huge lie in and wasted a good 60% of the day. Still it was good to relax and breakfast in bed made it complete. We got some work done during the afternoon and then went out to the cinema in the evening to see I Am Legend. This was an excellent film but I shan’t bother reviewing it as Raby has done an excellent review on his blog, which most certainly does the film justice.

I’m looking forward to the opportunities that 2008 will bring and wish everyone who knows me a very happy and prosperous new year. I’d also like to reflect on the year gone by with some links to things I’ve done or accomplished, which, at the time, I decided to write about on my blog. Sadly there are many interesting things that I have remembered doing as I went through my past posts but realised that I didn’t have time to write about them. Still that can be something to improve upon in 2008.


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  1. Raby Whyte Said,

    January 3, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

    Glad you found the film equally good.
    You missed off the IBM University Challenge from the years events!

    When I get home this evening I shall have a read of your FYP blog, didnt know you had a seperate one, this reminds me I could start thinking about a project idea now… as many have advised me to plan well in advance… any ideas?

  2. Kieran Said,

    January 3, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    You’re right, I did miss it off. I’ve missed many things off simply because I hadn’t blogged about them and so couldn’t provide a link for more information. Luckily I did mention the IBM challenge in a post so I have added it to the list and linked to that post.

    I’d be interested to hear what you think of my project 🙂

    Oh, and while I’ve got your attention about blogs and such, would you be interested in contributing in some way to SoC Gossip?

  3. Liz Said,

    January 3, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you’ve had a grand year 🙂

    Good luck for you in 2008 sweetie 🙂

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