It’s been a very long time since I’ve written here! While I do have full internet access – despite my computer being hijacked for much of each day as Rodolfo works on his thesis – I haven’t been spending much time online. I’ve been reading all my e-mails but not necessarily replying to them, reading blogs but not commenting and obviously not posting myself. England is very cold – got down to -6C on New Year’s Eve – but we’ve been keeping bundled up inside and have spent lots of time just relaxing. Our days of sightseeing in London and Winsdor will great and merit their own post WITH PICTURES thanks to my amazing new camera, but other than that it’s been a pretty low-key vacation. Not all that exciting to blog, but very enjoyable to experience.
So during my long absence, it has somehow become 2009. Madness. I don’t really do resolutions, but I did already post some of my goals – or at least the do gooding ones – for 2009 over at Tonic. It was exciting to do my first guest post, and although I don’t have plans to turn it into a full-scale blogging gig, writing here over the past year has reminded me that I do enjoy writing, so I’m looking forward to whatever that means for this year. Other than that, once we’re back in Chile I’m going to check out a company that does organic produce and will of course report back, and I’m also going to start running again to see if I feel like doing a half marathon in April. Please note I say “see if I feel like” because if I’m genuinely not enjoying it or don’t have time, then I’m not going to do it. I was honestly nervous doing my longer runs and then my 10k back in November, but now I know that I can do it. I know that I could go out and run 13 miles – ok, not in my current tv-watching food-I-can’t-get-in-Chile-eating state, but with a bit of training I could. So I don’t need to prove that to myself or anyone else, but if it’s an enjoyable goal then I’ll try to achieve it. That’s about as far as I go when it comes to resolutions, but I’m sure 2009 has lots of other great things in store, I’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out.
2008 was overall pretty good to me. Robbery and subsequent police intimidation aside, things went pretty well. I got a promotion, found a dog and bought an apartment. A definite highlight was throwing my dad’s surprise 70th birthday party during my one month trip home. And I can’t imagine this year without my gringa friends, the first of whom I met in March. So yeah, you could say that it’s been a good one, and I look forward to even more good stuff in 2009. On the horizon I’ve got that London picture post, a review of Swiss Air and more on just what we’ve been getting up to here in England. Happy new year, everyone!