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End of year questions - 2012


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Jumped on bouncy castle Stonehenge, swung on a swing at the top of a snow covered mountain in Switzerland, ate chocolate mochi, made a piece of art every day for a month, stopped getting lost quite so much, camped in a field in Milton Keynes at EMFCamp, shot a gun in an art gallery, went on a cable car in London, went on many cable cars in Switzerland, went swinging at a convent, ate Sicilian cactus fruit ice-cream, mandorla ice-cream, white miso & walnut ice-cream, attempted to eat a custard apple, traversed a sunken prehistoric forest, visited the National Physical Laboratory, visited a closed tube station (Aldwych), stroked a crab that wasn't really there but was just a hologram, sat on the longest bench in Britain, sewed a festive jellyfish with conductive thread, stood at a potato scented bus-stop,  went to Kinetica, saw Neverwhere at the theatre, visited Croydon Museum, drank Turbo Tango, played in a ball pit at Slimelight,  embedded an LED in my face while dressed as a zombie, visited the Wetland Centre and saw butterflies, lizards and otters, met Chris Baty (NaNoWriMo founder) while dressed as a ludodactylus, played DDR, travelled to the highest train station in Europe, ate a food that frightened me, visited an artificial flower museum and a shipwreck museum, made a solargraph, said farewell to the analogue TV signal, visited Clacton-on-sea, Jaywick, Brightlingsea, Worthing, Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Dennis Severs' House, Geffyre Museum, London Transport Museum, Box Hill, ate chestnut bean jelly, drank a tamarind drink, visited a snail reserve, Waverley Abbey, Painshill, Mother Ludlam's Cave, Moor Park, Hellfire Caves, Winkworth Arboretum, Kents Cavern, Torquay.

Visited the following places during Open House Weekend:
1. City Hall (great views and spirals!)
2. Westminster City Hall (more good views!)
3. The Pumphouse, Pimlico District Heating Undertaking (pipes and machines, and many ladders to climb for more great views!)
4. Limehouse Town Hall (admittedly had visited the town hall before for Dorkbot)
5. Limehouse Accumulator Tower
6. Skyroom and Architecture Foundation
7.
Masonic Temple
8. St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
9. Custom House
10. Apothecaries' Hall
11. City of London School
12. One New Change


Attended the following tube walks:
87. Highbury & Islington - Finsbury Park
88. Hillingdon - Ickenham
89. Holland Park – Shepherd's Bush
90. Hornchurch - Upminster Bridge
92. Island Gardens – Cutty Sark
93: Kennington - Oval

Walked the following Capital Ring sections:
2: Falconwood - Grove Park
4: Crystal Palace - Streatham Common
5: Streatham Common - Wimbledon Park
6: Wimbledon Park - Richmond Bridge
11: Hendon Central - Highgate

(Have also done: 1 (this year) and I think it was 2011 when I did 7.)

Attended the following events:
GameCamp 5
Boring 2012
Eastercon 2012
Girl Geek Meetup Unconference
London IA
Lightning UX
Geeky
Memory Marathon
EMFCamp
Girl Geek Dinners event at Facebook's office
Flickr meets: Portabello Road, Monopoly Walk: Old Kent Road & Whitechapel Road, Thames path walk: Hammersmith to Barnes.

Saw the following great trees of London:
1. The Berkeley Plane
2. The location of the former St James's Indian Bean Tree
3. The Dorchester Plane
4. The Brunswick Plane
6. The Embankment Plane
7. The Gower Plane
17. The Asgill House Copper Beech
18. The Maids of Honour Stone Pine
19. The Riverside Plane
20. The Marble Hill Black Walnut
21. The York House Cut Leaf Beech
22. The Richmond Royal Oak
49. The Ashcombe Sweet Chestnut
50. The Carshalton Sweet Chestnut
51. The Carshalton Plane

(I also saw 35: The Totteridge Yew in 2011).

Probably other things too. Best not to attempt the rest of the questions.

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I wish there wasn't an ocean between us. I'd love to go on adventures with you!

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