January: My Dad turned 60 and retired, great weekend in a National Trust property.
February: Ria and I had a few days in Krakow including Valentines Day at Auschwitz.
March: Had a weekend near Helensburgh at Strone Cottage – outdoor hot tubs are one of mankind’s great inventions.
April: Saw Honda’s Asymo, destroyed my website, went to a huge 50s themed charity party.
May: Spent a long weekend in Arran, travelling there on the train and then the ferry. Did some nice but very, very wet walking. First round of redundancies at work.
June: Lovely wedding, lots of warm evenings drinking outdoors, saw numerous films at the film festival. “Our” birthday picnic.
August: fringe, fringe, fringe and found a nice flat! 2nd round of redundanices at work.
September: Moved in with Ria, had a weekend in London, rounded off the festival, re-designed my website.
October: Had two weeks in New York, Boston, Chicago and New York again. Amazing trip – wanted to return immediately. Numerous halloween parties.
November: Finally had our flat warming party, my cousin in Kansas got engaged.
December: The Jackson & Phillips families went for a weekend in St Andrews together.