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My first post of the new year! Looking at recaps of everything that happened in 2011 makes you realise just how much happened, which is reassuring as it all felt rather slow-paced to me. Let’s see, there was:

– The Arab spring: a fruit vendor in Tunisia set himself on fire and sparked revolutions in the Arab world against autocratic, corrupt governments 

 

 

– One of the world’s greatest inventors and entrepreneurs died at a young age of cancer

 

 

– An earthquake in Japan had far-reaching consequences

 

 

– Athens inadvertently takes centre stage in discussions around the future of the euro (see the EU altogether)

 

– University tuition fees in the UK are as much as tripled and a Youtube song about the Lib Dem liars is released 

 

– A moose got stuck in a tree after eating too many fermenting apples 

 

My own new year’s resolutions include:

– limiting my cooking with meat to once a week – a decision taken based on my personal reflection on the world’s growing food policy issues. Also realising that cow flatulence is even worse than CO2 to our atmosphere, and producing meat is more resource-intensive than vegetables

– getting a meaningful job (working on that one! A painstaking process)

– staying in touch with people

– throwing out clothes that I haven’t worn in the last year.

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I have been very lethargic after christmas I continue to eat way too much chocolate and sugary stuff makes me feel so sluggish. Well at least I made 100 hundred pounds I sold a watch I got for free to a Nigerian bloke so that’s good news I have finished an application for a job at the Royal Academy of art and have emailed one off for a promotions officer for Canned magazine Newcastle. On top of all that I have made lots of new art and have loads and loads of deadlines and things to be getting on with. And on top of that there is Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe in which after watching the programme I acquired the knowledge that light speed is 8000km per second and a lightyear is 1million 1million km and that the space which makes up the whole of reality existed at the time of the big bang it was there although a lot smaller. The things you can learn on television.