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1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
euhm...I volunteered on a festival (Gouel Erwan)

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make them

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully not

5. What countries did you visit?
The Netherlands; I am still there.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
I'd like a bit more surity about the future.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 28. The day I had to return to the Netherlands. I was so immensely sad...

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I got my BA, Cum Laude even!

9. What was your biggest failure?
That was in Pondi. I am not going to talk about it. Or maybe that was the biggest BLUNDER of the year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yes, I have been slightly ill for a few months; I am doing a bit better now.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Bought...uhm..Yeah, I think that was a book, 'Le Breton parle' by Meriadeg Herrieu. The book has been out of print for some thirty years, and I managed to find a first-hand example in Keranna. Hell yeah!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
The De Parscau family's (Gwenn, Mikael, Annie, Henry and the rest), because of their huge hospitality, friendliness, musicality and the Kernow Breizh festival! And Bibi's, for his help and support :-)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
It is not politically correct to put that online. There are a few, though...

14. Where did most of your money go?
apart from the obligatory rent etc., travelling, books, cd's, going to pub :-)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
the Kernow-Breizh festival!! and my visit to Karnag with Anna :DD And Gouel Erwan!

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
The 'O seasons, o Castles' album by Katell Keineg, and everything by Loened Fall.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
-happier or sadder?
-thinner or fatter?
much thinner
-richer or poorer?

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Dancing and singing, being happy

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
crying and daydreaming

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
at my parent's with the traditional 'christmas crew' we celebrate christmas with every year.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?

22. How many one-night stands?
One night stands?

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't do hate.

25. What was the best book you read?
I guess that was 'Les vaisseaux du coeur' by Benoite Groult.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Oh, I had many! Can't choose just one.

27. What did you want and get?
Don't know...I have done many happy things this year, went to dancings parties, met a lot of friends, had fun, swam in the sea...

28. What did you want and not get?
Baroque dancing lessons.

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
The secret of Kells!

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was at my parents and did not really celebrate it. 22.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
having a special person (as in romantic relationship) to end the year with...

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
wide trousers and walking shoes :P

33. What kept you sane?

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
mmm...Ronan Gueblez.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
The politics of controlling people everywhere; Public transport payment by chip, camera's everywhere, fingerprints on passports.

36. Who did you miss?
Too many friends

37. Who was the best new person you met?

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
If I don;t follow my heart I get ill and unhappy: even if the way my heart tries to show me is much more insecure than than the road that would be sensible, it's better to follow the way to happiness. Otherwise life loses its purpose.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Try to remind myself that I was happy here
until I knew that I could get
on a plane and fly away"
(Dido- Sand in my shoes)