2006 in retrospect

1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?

2. Did anyone close to you give birth?

3. Did anyone close to you die?

4. What countries did you visit?

5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?

6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

8. Did you suffer illness or injury?

9. What was the best thing you bought?

10. Whose behavior merited celebration?

11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

12. Where did most of your money go?

13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

14. What song will always remind you of 2006?

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

Fitter, happier, more productive?
a) happier or sadder?
b) thinner or fatter?
c) richer or poorer?

16. What do you wish you'd done more of?

17. What do you wish you'd done less of?

18. What was your favorite TV program?

19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

20. What was the best book you read?

21. What was your greatest musical discovery?

22. What did you want and get?

23. What did you want and not get?

24. What was your favorite film of this year?

25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

26. What political issue stirred you the most?

27. Who did you miss?

28. Who was the best new person you met?

29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
Debt at highest May 2006: £27,472.24
currently: £13,353.25
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  • System
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    Great Post missus. Here goes:
    1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
    Faced up to my debts.
    2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    Yes, mi wife
    3. Did anyone close to you die?
    No, thankfully.
    4. What countries did you visit?
    North America nd England
    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
    Promotion
    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    13 Dec 06 - Birth of Son. Feb 06 - Lightbulb moment.
    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Lightbulb moment
    8. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    Nope
    9. What was the best thing you bought?
    Electric Breast Pump.
    10. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    My other sons
    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    Americans in general
    12. Where did most of your money go?
    Into my DMP
    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    My Dmp and mi son
    14. What song will always remind you of 2006?
    Barry White - Let the Music Play
    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier
    b) fatter
    c) richer


    16. What do you wish you'd done more of?
    Had sex more with mi pregnant wife
    17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
    Judging a book by its cover
    18. What was your favorite TV program?
    Im a celebrity get me out of here
    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
    Nope
    20. What was the best book you read?
    The Wine Dark Sea by Patrick O Brian
    21. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    MP3 Sugar.com
    22. What did you want and get?
    A daughter and got a son
    23. What did you want and not get?
    A lottery win
    24. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Confetti
    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    Drove back home and I was 36!
    26. What political issue stirred you the most?
    Saddam Hussein's American led trial and execution being televised - big, big mistake
    27. Who did you miss?
    A girl i used to work with
    28. Who was the best new person you met?
    dont know
    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
    Plan for the worst hope for the best
  • 1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
    Admitted my failings
    2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    No
    3. Did anyone close to you die?
    No
    4. What countries did you visit?
    None
    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
    Happyness and peace of mind
    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    August 31st
    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Admitting i was wrong
    8. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    No
    9. What was the best thing you bought?
    Xbox 360
    10. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    Several friends
    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    Mine
    12. Where did most of your money go?
    wasted
    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    I didn't
    14. What song will always remind you of 2006?
    a miserable one
    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier or sadder? sadder
    b) thinner or fatter? thinner
    c) richer or poorer? Poorer (just)

    16. What do you wish you'd done more of?
    Learning about myself and asking for help
    17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
    Stupidity
    18. What was your favorite TV program?
    Fillyoaks
    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
    No
    20. What was the best book you read?
    Jon Dalys autobiography
    21. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    Kasabian
    22. What did you want and get?
    xbox 360
    23. What did you want and not get?
    Peace of mind
    24. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Borat
    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    23, and i went for a steak meal
    26. What political issue stirred you the most?
    Fox hunting, illegal immigrants, benefit scroungers
    27. Who did you miss?
    My grandad
    28. Who was the best new person you met?
    Mate on same street as me
    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
    NEVER GIVE UP!

    Basically this year has been a shocker and 2007 can only get better!


    Will
    SShhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • 1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
    Post on an internet chat room!!
    2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    No
    3. Did anyone close to you die?
    Yes,3 close family members
    4. What countries did you visit?
    France,England
    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
    Health
    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    Feb 06,found this site
    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Managing to calm down
    8. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    Yes,major surgery,MRSA and new diagnosis of arthritis in the spine
    9. What was the best thing you bought?
    Bag of wheat to make a heat wrap
    10. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    My children and wonderful DH who puts up with my constant nagging
    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    A close friend,or so I thought,also my mother!
    12. Where did most of your money go?
    Living
    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    DH's new job
    14. What song will always remind you of 2006?
    Things can only get better
    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier or sadder? A little happier
    b) thinner or fatter? Same
    c) richer or poorer? Richer

    16. What do you wish you'd done more of?
    Ironing!
    17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
    Ironing!
    18. What was your favorite TV program?
    Torchwood
    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
    Hate is a bit too strong
    20. What was the best book you read?
    Labyrinth
    21. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    ?
    22. What did you want and get?
    Nothing
    23. What did you want and not get?
    Good health
    24. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Pirates of the carribean 2
    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    In hospital,attatched to drips and monitors! 35
    26. What political issue stirred you the most?
    All of it
    27. Who did you miss?
    Absent friends
    28. Who was the best new person you met?
    A friend outside our normal circle,totally unconnected to anyone I know,I told her of our debts!
    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
    It's only money
    Debt at highest £102k :eek:
    Lightbulb moment march 2006
    Debt free october2017 :j
    Finally sleeping easy in my bed :A
  • 1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before? Started to sue my bank for bank charges
    2. Did anyone close to you give birth? Closest was a close work colleague. A boy, called Ethan
    3. Did anyone close to you die? No, thankfully

    4. What countries did you visit? Holland in Feb and Spain in May
    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? Happiness and freedom
    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 1st July. New boss started. Enough said :(
    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Deciding to take on the banks to get bank charges back
    8. Did you suffer illness or injury? Started on ant-depressants :(
    9. What was the best thing you bought? Replaced my car for £275
    10. Whose behavior merited celebration? Mine - for keeping going!
    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? New Manager
    12. Where did most of your money go? On my debts

    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Getting my first bank charges back!

    14. What song will always remind you of 2006? Patience by Take That
    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier or sadder? Sadder
    b) thinner or fatter? Fatter
    c) richer or poorer? Richer - just!!

    16. What do you wish you'd done more of? Standing up to my new boss

    17. What do you wish you'd done less of? Eating

    18. What was your favorite TV program? Sugar Rush

    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? My new boss (bit of a theme here!)

    20. What was the best book you read? Yes Man by Danny Wallace

    21. What was your greatest musical discovery? Nothing new, but downloaded an album by Vaya con Dios and one by All About Eve I haven't heard since 1988 and was brilliant to find

    22. What did you want and get? I wanted a pay rise and got one.
    23. What did you want and not get? A slimmer figure!

    24. What was your favorite film of this year? Haven't been to the cinema this year.


    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was 36. I did nothing. It wasn't fantastic :(

    26. What political issue stirred you the most? Nothing

    27. Who did you miss? My dog Charlie. He lives with my ex.

    28. Who was the best new person you met? ZTD (although only met virtually!)

    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006: Only you can do it.

    Here is my contribution!!
  • rog2
    rog2 Posts: 11,650
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    Great Thread Mrs. S - I'm going to reply tomorrow as it will take too long tonight. I hope you don't mind. :beer:
    I am NOT, nor do I profess to be, a Qualified Debt Adviser. I have made MANY mistakes and have OFTEN been the unwitting victim of the the shamefull tactics of the Financial Industry.
    If any of my experiences, or the knowledge that I have gained from those experiences, can help anyone who finds themselves in similar circumstances, then my experiences have not been in vain.

    HMRC Bankruptcy Statistic - 26th October 2006 - 23rd April 2007 BCSC Member No. 7

    DFW Nerd # 166 PROUD TO BE DEALING WITH MY DEBTS
  • 1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before? Did a 100km trek across the Sahara Desert

    2. Did anyone close to you give birth? Step-son had a beautiful baby daughter

    3. Did anyone close to you die? A former boss who i had remained close too

    4. What countries did you visit? Morrocco (see point 1 above:rotfl: )

    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? more self-confidence

    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 17th March - my birthday and the most different birthday i have ever had as i spent it in the desert and the berbers made me a birthday cake & sang happy birthday

    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year? see point 1

    8. Did you suffer illness or injury? suffer from depression but i am slowly managing to control it

    9. What was the best thing you bought? my kenwood mixer and my slow-cooker - they have been a god-send over the last few months

    10. Whose behavior merited celebration? my mums! - she is always there for me no matter how much of a wally i've been, and this year she has has been the one person that has kept me sane

    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? a former close friend - nuff said really

    12. Where did most of your money go? bills, bills & more bills also travelling to various hospitals to see my partner ( back in again this week, bless him)

    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about? nothing really

    14. What song will always remind you of 2006? Something kind of ooh - girls aloud (my DD's will keep playing it!)

    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier or sadder? happier
    b) thinner or fatter? fatter :o
    c) richer or poorer? lots poorer

    16. What do you wish you'd done more of? relaxed & stressed less

    17. What do you wish you'd done less of? cried - doesn't solve anything

    18. What was your favorite TV program? Who do you think you are

    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Ex-friend

    20. What was the best book you read? Harry Potter of course

    21. What was your greatest musical discovery? Supertramp - never really listened to them before but got an album for my birthday

    22. What did you want and get? my kenwood

    23. What did you want and not get? Green Billy book cases from Ikea - no spare money

    24. What was your favorite film of this year? Miss Potter

    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 35 - climed a very high dune

    26. What political issue stirred you the most?

    27. Who did you miss? My nan

    28. Who was the best new person you met? A lady called Jack - the stongest person i have ever met

    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006life is too short to sweat the small stuff.:

    next year i aim to enjoy myself a bit more and get my dfd a bit nearer.

    hope you all have an excellent new year
    Tracey
    Aug 2006 £18,415.49
    Jan 2008 £15,052.31 :o

    2008 Olympic Challenge £215.21/£1008
    Boiler money £95/£1011.35
  • kathfisch
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    1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
    Went paragliding.
    2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    No.
    3. Did anyone close to you die?
    No, thankfully.
    4. What countries did you visit?
    France and Switzerland.
    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
    A sense of excitement about the future, rather than just wanting to get away from the past.
    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    July 14th - graduation.
    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Graduating.
    8. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    Nothing serious.
    9. What was the best thing you bought?
    My new laptop.
    10. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    My best friends who kept me going.
    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    None that I can think of.
    12. Where did most of your money go?
    Living, and my laptop :o
    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    My final year degree exhibition.
    14. What song will always remind you of 2006?
    Anything by the Guillemots
    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier or sadder? Happier
    b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
    c) richer or poorer? Poorer

    16. What do you wish you'd done more of?
    Spent time with those who were really my friends.
    17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
    Excusing and forgiving the behaviour of others far too much.
    18. What was your favorite TV program?
    Spooks
    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
    No.
    20. What was the best book you read?
    The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton
    21. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    The Guillemots!
    22. What did you want and get?
    More happiness and a fresh start.
    23. What did you want and not get?
    A 1st in my degree.
    24. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Casino Royale/The History Boys
    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    22, had a nice meal with family and close friends.
    26. What political issue stirred you the most?
    Ooh, I dunno, everything.
    27. Who did you miss?
    My friends who I left behind after uni.
    28. Who was the best new person you met?
    Someone very fun at work.
    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
    University is just the beginning.

    Nice post Mrs S, are we going to get your answers?! :)
    Don't stress, relax, let life roll off your backs. Except for death and paying taxes, everything in life is only for now... Avenue Q
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 003 :DProud to have become debt free... and striving to keep it that way
  • 1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before? Started to pay debts properly

    2. Did anyone close to you give birth? A friend had a little girl in February

    3. Did anyone close to you die? No, thank goodness

    4. What countries did you visit? Egypt, France

    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? A new baby

    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? DS's birthday at the pyramids

    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year? [COLOR="red] Doind a colleague's job at a higher level while she was off for a year[/COLOR]

    8. Did you suffer illness or injury? 2 miscarriages :(

    9. What was the best thing you bought? My pink little book of finances

    10. Whose behavior merited celebration? My children

    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? My very unsympathetic boss

    12. Where did most of your money go? Paying debt

    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about? MSE...seriously I'm an addict. How sad am I?

    14. What song will always remind you of 2006? Scissor Sisters - Don't Feel Like Dancing

    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier or sadder? happier
    b) thinner or fatter? same
    c) richer or poorer? hmmm...richer in that my debts are smaller - I still don't have any actual money!

    16. What do you wish you'd done more of? Time with OH

    17. What do you wish you'd done less of? Work

    18. What was your favorite TV program? Strictly Come Dancing

    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Erm, no!

    20. What was the best book you read? The Time Traveller's Wife

    21. What was your greatest musical discovery? Come back to me on that one.

    22. What did you want and get? To visit Egypt

    23. What did you want and not get? A baby

    24. What was your favorite film of this year? ?

    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 32 and spent the day on a glass bottomed boat in the Red Sea

    26. What political issue stirred you the most?

    27. Who did you miss?

    28. Who was the best new person you met?

    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
    You don't need loads of possessions to be happy!
  • System
    System Posts: 178,065
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    kathfisch wrote:
    Nice post Mrs S, are we going to get your answers?! :)
    Yes, well said Kath. WHere's your answers young lady?

    Lenny
  • moozie_2
    moozie_2 Posts: 3,063
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    1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before? I understood the value of money.

    2. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes

    3. Did anyone close to you die? Yes :(

    4. What countries did you visit? None

    5. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? A holiday would be lovely

    6. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 22 Feb when I posted on here and the date I lost my friend :(
    7. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Facing my debts, buying a house and getting promoted at work

    8. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing serious thank goodness

    9. What was the best thing you bought? The house! :D

    10. Whose behavior merited celebration? My OH's for sure. Our relationship keeps getting better and better :)

    11. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Nobody really

    12. Where did most of your money go? On paying back debt

    13. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Moving into our home

    14. What song will always remind you of 2006? Chasing cars by Snow Patrol

    15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    Fitter, happier, more productive?
    a) happier or sadder? happier
    b) thinner or fatter? thinner
    c) richer or poorer? richer as I owe less!

    16. What do you wish you'd done more of? Wish I'd spent more time with a friend

    17. What do you wish you'd done less of? I wish I'd worried less about things

    18. What was your favorite TV program? Grey's Anatomy
    19. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Nope

    20. What was the best book you read? Eve Green by Susan Fletcher
    21. What was your greatest musical discovery? Green Day
    22. What did you want and get? Peace of mind and control of my life
    23. What did you want and not get? No idea

    24. What was your favorite film of this year? Stranger than fiction

    25. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was 30 and I went away with friends (within England)
    26. What political issue stirred you the most? The war in Iraq

    27. Who did you miss? My mom

    28. Who was the best new person you met? A new friend

    29. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
    To have faith in people and the kindness of strangers
    Leason learnt :beer:
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