Sunday, February 1, 2009

My memories from 2008 (well, a few of them anyway)

A Bouquet of Flowers, by William Arthur Breakspeare

Dear Miss Jen tagged me! This is possibly the hardest meme I have ever done. . . but I enjoyed it! :-)

The rules:
1. Fill in your memories of 2008
2. Link my blog to yours
3. Tag others and comment on their blogs so
they know they've been tagged

My memories from 2008

~A good book I read~

Only one??? You have got to be kidding me. . . okay, I'll just pick a random good book that I read this year. Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell, was a beautiful, beautiful book. Full of sad, funny, and touching moments, with many extremely poignant scenes. It's very different than North and South, but I loved it once I got into it.

~A great film/movie I watched~

At least this one's bit of a no-brainer! I finally watched the Lord of the Rings movies last year, and I have recently been re-watching them with my daddy. Early last year I bought myself a set of the 4-disc extended versions of the trilogy (that's 12 dvds, altogether!), and I'm so glad I did!

~A new place I visited~

We visited a nearby national park, and got to see the waterfalls and the mountains. It was stunning - we got some good photos, but I can't be bothered putting them up just now. . . sorry! I've kind of forgotten how upload photos on here, anyway.

~An inspiring verse or quote I read~

Hmmm. . . the words of Psalm 27 touched me very deeply.

~A discovery I made~

Hmmm. . . why are these questions so hard. . . I'm going to borrow from Miss Jen - my discovery for last year was blogging! I really have enjoyed the 6 months or so of blogging I have done so far. I have so enjoyed getting to meet you all! It has been such a pleasure. :-)

~A new skill I acquired~

Once again, I'm going to have to concur with Miss Jen here - last year was the year I learnt to make bread! I've still got a lot to learn when it comes to bread-baking, but at least I have some confidence here now - I am no longer intimidated by bread recipes. Bread has been conquered. This year I want to learn to make meringues *properly*, I want to learn to make fluffy, delicious sponge cake, and I want to try making home-made turkish delight, amongst many other things. (I love turkish delight!)

~A lesson I learned~

I learnt not to buy too much stuff on eBay! I went through a stage last year where I was overwhelmed by all the stuff I'd been getting. . . never again! I have made up my mind I want to save up for a new guitar. Not that there's anything wrong ith my little Cort, but - a Maton would be nice. . . or even - *starts drooling* - a Gibson acoustic guitar. . . actually, probably not a Gibson, since they start at about $3000. . .

~A moment I will always remember~

Easy-peasy! The moment I held my darling little sister in my arms for the first time. :-)


Now, this time I'm not going to officially tag anyone - if you'd like to do this meme, consider yourself tagged! On the other hand, if you can't be bothered to do it, then of course don't bother! :-

Current Mood: Weird


Miss Jen said...

It was a joy to read all your memories from 2008!!
I'm so glad you decided to do it....even though I know first hand that it can be very time consuming, (took me a whole evening to complete it!) It was a blessing to get to know you a little better, dear friend!!!

Love & Blessings,
Miss Jen

I love the painting of the young girl holding's just too sweet!!

Cathy said...

Isn't it rewarding to go back and remember some of the good gifts from just one year back? I was encouraged by your comment about the book Cranford and I quote, " I loved it after I got into it". That was the problem, I never managed to get into it! I will try again.

The Editrix said...

Haha, yeah. . . the thing about Cranford is it's more like a series of vignettes than one cohesive story. I lent it to a friend of mine, and she gave up after the first few chapters! But I found it to be a rewarding read in the end.

Miss Jen - thankyou! And thanks for tagging me. :-)

I love the painting, too! ;-)

Erin said...


I declare, the girl in the painting is nearly a 'dead ringer' of you!

The Editrix said...

LOL - I hadn't noticed that, Erin! Hmmm, there might be some resemblence there. . . I might have to get a photo of myself and compare the two side-by-side! :-D

Andrew Clarke said...

This should be an e-mail but I could not see an address. If you love books, may I suggest one you might like to try, especially if you enjoyed works like Lord Of The Rings. "Outcasts Of Skagaray" can be previewed by reading the sample chapters on If you feel like checking out another Christian's site, mine is If you read the book, I will be delighted. Whatever happens, I greet you in the Lord. Blessings.

The Editrix said...

Andrew - thanks for letting me know about your book! :-) I'll be sure to look into it.

guitargirl said...

Nifty-ful tag! :-D I like your playlist too.

Bria said...

Very interesting post! I LOVE LOTR as well. I devoured the books and couldn't wait to see the movies. I like your blog!

The Editrix said...

Hi there, Bria! I'm glad you like my blog. ;-)