Friday, 4 January 2013

2012 Becomes 2013

In 2012 I have accomplished the following...

Got the promotion I desperately wanted at work - hurrah own office and secret tea and chocolate stash!

My Queen's Guide Award (all I need now is the badge :D)

Visited Paris, Bath and the Lake District (Rained in all 3!)

My Guiding Holiday Licence.  Next: the international part.

Been appointed County Internation Advisor (CIA, darling) for Middlesex East Guiding.

Taught my first online scrapbooking class, Just One Sketch

Performed the Flower Duet at school (otherwise known as "Miss Smith's epic opera thing".  Really? Thanks lads)

Watched all the Harry Potter Films in a Row. Butterbeer please.

Had a lovely Tea Potter (No relation to Harry, just an amusing teapot pun) Seems like a long time since the first outing.

Started a scrapbooking podcast

Spent 3 weeks volunteering with Guides in Armenia

Was selected to be a GOLD leader - Cambodia 2013 watch out!

In 2013 I want to achieve the following...

Successfully lead a GOLD project to Cambodia to work with Guiding there and teach English.

To say 'yes' more and be prepared to try more things.

Bloggers weekend away!

Finish my patchwork quilt.  Please Mum?

Teach a new online scrapbooking class Telling Tales

Find Mr Second Date (at least)

Create a plan for my blog

Spend more time with my family.  I miss them.

Make a proper layer cake - with COLOUR!

Give running another go.  Or go faster.

Learn a new skill and take a class.  This pyjama one appeals... (And if you're in London, and want to play, let me know!)

I hope it's going to be a good year!

Kisses xxx

P.S. And it goes without saying that from the ashes of Tea Potter Mark 2 will rise Tea Potter The Third: greater and more mighty than the world has yet seen....

P.P.S. You're all invited :D


  1. Until I clicked on the link I thought it might be scrapbooking in your pyjamas :). Very many congratulations on your promotion - you have such a lot of creativity and energy to bring to the world, and I am glad it is being recognised. Last year's list of achievements looks pretty impressive, without even thinking about this year's!

  2. Good luck with all your goals! You've achieved a lot this past year!

  3. Good luck with all this. GOLD Cambodia sounds amazing! Email if I can help in any way with the English teaching bit. (I teach ESOL and went on a GOLD expediation to Czechoslovakia back when that what it was called)
    Happy New Year

  4. 2012 sounded pretty cool, i'm sure you'll rock 2013! None of your goal is to keep on scrapbooking, but i sure hope you will, love your LOs!

  5. A very successful year....hoping you achieve all you're hoping for this year!
    Alison xx

  6. Congrats with a successful 2012 and good luck with your New Year goals!

  7. Wow, it sounds like 2012 was amazing for you, I hope 2013 is just as good and that you achieve all of your goals and more :)

  8. you achieved lots in 2012. Wishing you the best for 2013. Yes to Butterbeer.....we tried the real thing in 2012 yum yum!!

  9. What a great year you had! Cambodia will be amazing, we travelled there about 6 years ago. Where in Cambodia will you be going?

    Of course it will be no match for the Crafty Bloggers Weekend! Yay! Happy 2013 x

  10. Congrats on your many accomplishments in 2012 Miss Smith!!! :) I wish you all the best in 2013, Cambodia, WOW!!!!!

  11. What a great year you had and I look forward to the third tea potter (especially as we're all invited ;-)) Very impressed with your Guiding achievements too as someone still to pass her leadership qualification! Looking forward to seeing your 2013 goals come to fruition :)

  12. You did do a lot. And don't plan on finding Mr 2nd Date - they turn up when you're not looking - I think they have a second sense and it must scare them off.