Well, it’s official, another year has pasted us by yet again. So not all the world has crossed the midnight threshold, but for those of us who live in beautiful Queensland, Australia, the first new day is more than half over.
I have to admit that I am quite happy with the previous year. The main blessing has been finding my partner, someone who has done more to bring joy to my life than I thought possible. (I love you honey bunny boo!) Aside from that I have made several new friends as well.
Of course there were downs as well. Thinking I broke my foot comes to mind, lol. Thankfully it wasn’t, it just got beaten up badly when I dropped a piece of timber on it. 😛 Despite some of the bumps that are inevitable, yet manageable, I have never felt so secure in the path my life is going.
However, don’t count on me making any New Year resolution! I don’t really believe in them. If you have goals, go for them, no matter what time of year it is. 😉
What have been some of the highlights to your past year?
Some events and facts of the past year from around the world:
After 244 years since its first publication, the Encyclopædia Britannica discontinues its print edition.
A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for US$120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.
Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to public.
The century’s second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London, England, United Kingdom.
Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission’s rover, successfully lands on Mars.
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to break the sound barrier without any machine assistance during a record space dive out of the Red Bull Stratos helium-filled balloon from 24 miles (39 kilometers) over Roswell, New Mexico in the United States.
Star, a Norfolk Terrier, won the Westminster Dog of The Year competition in Victoria Tower Gardens on October 25, 2012 in London, England.
A 3D printer creates full size houses that include rooms, stairs, pipping, and more. The resulting ‘print outs’ are just as sturdy as concrete. This technology has also produced a human jaw bone for replacement and vehicle parts.
Having been launch in 1977, the Voyager 1 satellite is now officially the first man-made object to go beyond our solar system.
…and that’s only a handful of things. 😉
I wish all of you the best and brightest of what 2013 has to offer!
Peace Be With You,
About the author Chyina
I’m a Goth/Hippie who loves to try new things and dabbles in anything and everything that I find enjoyment in. That can include but is not limited to, cooking, art, digital design, jewellery making, photography, gardening, nature, animals and whatever else strikes my fancy. I’m an optimistic (occasionally) perfectionist (constantly), who can be very sarcastic (incessantly), but all in good humour. :)