Friday, December 15, 2006

2006

So 2006 has been a helluva year.
2006 has been both a ball ache bastardo and a peach.
Never before have I experienced so many extreme highs and lows over 365 days.

The lowlights:
Getting dumped
Going without sex for six long months
Jaegermeister hangovers so bad, death would’ve been a nicer fate
The editor who is out to destroy me
T-boning a taxi when it jumped a red light
Having two cell phones stolen
Having the ex boyfriends find the blog
Smashing random bottom-feeders in my face
Mason-Rodney, my guinea pig dies
Having to bury him in my ex boyfriend’s parent’s garden
Doc my best mate moves to India

The highlights:
Meeting someone incredible
Lots of shagging this year, in between the drought period
Lots of late night partying with mates, always a fat giggle
Learning to be by myself and loving it
Meeting someone else incredible
Opening up my blog to all my loved ones
Adopting a new pet, Chad the rat
Lots of weekends away, to the Free State, Natal, Mpumalanga
The DCI Blogging Indaba in Grahamstown
Winning a South African Blog Award
Coming in runner-up in the News24 Blog-Off
Being interviewed on SAfm
Living with Third World Ant, and having Third Roommate practically move in
Generally still being alive

So I go on holiday tomorrow. Well not really, I’ll be spending a bit of time at home before heading off to Cape Town for a large family Christmassy Christmas with my crazy dad and the rest of the immediate family, then I drive from there to Knysna with Smoking Legs for a New Year spent with mates that end.

Thank you, thank you everyone for your interactions, your comments, your support this year. And for just reading. It’s been helluva frenetic, and a year of extreme growth for me.

Happy New Year's, happy holidays and for those celebrating Christmas, have an excellent one.
I’ll be blogging infrequently over the holidays, so this isn’t a final goodbye for the year.
‘Til next time, keep grooving.

Peas On Toast

37 comments:

Crusoe said...

It's all you darling!! Hope you have a smashing holiday!

Lollipop said...

Glad to see the highlights far outweigh the lows and Thanks for sharing them with practically everyone! Always look forward to them, they are a good chuckle.

Enjoy your holidays, and best wishes and all that jazz! Drive safe. Hope to see the new blog in 2007.

Spider said...

Enjoy your Holiday. Hope you are all recharged for the year ahead so that we get even more blogs to read.

Ciao for now and have a good one.

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks sweetheart. You too! :)

Peas on Toast said...

Lollipop - thanks babe, have a good one too. x

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Spider - recharging is on top of my list! x

Third World Ant said...

If you weigh up the highlights against the lowlights, it seems you actually came off better than last year, missy. 2006 has ultimately been a good one for you. Here's to a wicked 2007!

ps: living with you has certainly been one of my highlights of the year, too...

Peas on Toast said...

Without you my Little Ant, I wouldn't have got through it alive. T'iamo mia piccola libro.

The year hasn't ended yet, so I'm choosing not to be hasty...;)

boldly benny said...

Hi Peas, I recently did a recon of the year too and I think it's important to reflect on the highs and lows. The highs because it keeps you postive and keeps you in perspective of all you've achieved and the lows because it's reminds you of how far you've come, how much you've grown and I guess you learn to appreciate the highs even more.
I know I was chatting to my flatmate and it's been one hell of a fucking year for both of us but we've come out smiling - now I'm looking forward to a good holiday and a fresh great start to the year.
Hope you have a safe and fantastic holiday and that 2007 is filled with great opportunities for you.
xB

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see you Peas. Have a great hols.

Doc

Peas on Toast said...

Boldly - so true and relevant my dear. The lows have made me learn and grow I hope, while the highs have made it all bearable. Thanks for being an avid commenter, and I hope 2007 is rocking for you too. xx

Doc - You have no idea how much I can't wait to see you!

Antoine said...

Have a stunning holiday Peas. It has been fun sharing your ups and downs over the year.

Keep it safe and simple.

I fly home on the 21st - whoo hoo

apfelshtroodil said...

Peas,
I have been gazing in my crystal ball and I predict the following: A tall, dark - but unfortunately not handsome - man will come into your life and bring a little prosperity and some BIG EXPOSURE. Seriously.

Peas on Toast said...

Antoine - thanks my friend! YOu have a rocking holiday too, and thanks for all your comments my china. :)

Apfel - huh? Are you talking about Santa?

Revolving Credit said...

Sounds like it was year for of ..umm.. ups and downs ;)

Peas on Toast said...

Tell me about it Rev.

Insane Insomniac said...

Have an awesome vaca, get a good tan, plenty of shagging and great prezzies (none you want to exchange or return)
I'll be looking forward to hearing all about it next year.

kyknoord said...

Enjoy your break & I'll catch up with you on the other side of the mountain.

Peas on Toast said...

Insane - thanks dollface, and I hope you have a fantastic festive season yoruself!
xx
Kyk - So lookign forward to catching up with you on the other side of the mountain. ;)

Jam said...

I just finished all my work FOR THE YEAR! I am now on holiday.
Have a brilliant one Peas. The ups are only made better by the downs.
Will hunt you down in Cape Town...

Peas on Toast said...

Ah congrats Jam! What a relief eh?
Thanks for being there for all my ups and downs, and definitely will catch you in the Mother City.
x

Jam said...

Such a relief. Goodbye to the tree house, once and for all.

zuzula said...

merry christmas darlin'! have a fabulous hol - and here's to a blinding 2007 :)

zxx

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Zuzu!
Have a fabulous festive season yourself - here's to wine, love and life in 2007 my friend. ;)
xx

Nicole said...

Hey Peas.
I take it your boyfriends don't know about your famous blog?
Neither does mine, I don't think it would be a good idea for him to find it, coz I write about all his groveling episodes in it (among other things!)
Have a fabulous xmas and holiday season.
Cheers to that
Nicole

Peas on Toast said...

Hey Nicole
Yes they do. They knew about them before they became my ex boyfriends in fact.
Try to to keep yours under the QT, because it causes all sorts of complications believe you me. ;)

Have a fantastic Christmas too my dear!

Nicole said...

Hey again!
I am trying my best to keep it under the radar, and have done fine so far. Maybe one day when I have moved on from my blog, I will tell him about it...although I will make sure to remove all incriminating evidence from it first!

Klink
Nicole!

Daedalus said...

Ertjie,
I will say good-tata at the Absolut Blogger bash tomorrow :x

Kate said...

sigh! a whole year! and so quickly too. its been beyond challenging, but thanks for your posts that put a smile on my face no matter what the day has held for me!:)

have a wonderful holiday!

Peas on Toast said...

Nicole - it helps if you pretend you don't know what a blog is. I shouldv'e done that from day one. ;)

D-Guy - Year End bloggers bash indeed! I shalt prepare thy liver. :)

Kate - thanks my sweetie, you've been a fantastically loyal reader - will check you in the blogosphere next year. xx

Daedalus said...

Ertjie,
My liver is ready! ...
All i am sorting now is transport ... ak ...
cops all over the dang place

Elle said...

Wow, you have had one hellva year indeed! have a good hoilday and keep on sharing! Ta

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Elle, you too dollface. x

Hot Pink said...

hey Peas

Coming Across Peas On Toast certainly improved the status of my '06, so thanks for that...
hope you have a supa-fab holiday and break..

looking forward to sharing the 'sphere with you in the new year
ps. bear with my blog, ok? gotta get the negativity out the way before the good fun me comes out...

X
Lisa

Peas on Toast said...

Lisa/Hot Pink - thanks dollface! Hot Pink is going to be fabulous - with a name like that, how can it not be? ;)
Thanks for reading over the last few months, it's been great having you on board! Hope your have a brilliant festive season, and check you out in the 'sphere next year.
xx

Billy said...

Have a great time babe.
Take care and have a merry, merry christmas.

Cheers everyone, im off tommorow to stare at the ocean and recharge. Take care.
Billy

Peas on Toast said...

Take care my sweet Billy.
Have a fantastic Christmas, and I'll catch you in the new year!
xx