Five Top 5s From 2011

31 Dec

A random assortment of some stuff that made up my 2011… They’re all general ‘5 good ones’ rather than best at the top.

Books that made me think… (and got me on some sort of discussion agenda with most folk I spent some time with…)

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

2. The Help – Kathryn Stockett

3. What is the What – Dave Eggers/Valentino Achek Deng

4. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

5. Room – Emma Donoghue

Songs most loved, sung or danced to… (I sure ain’t no music snob btw…)

1. Earthquake – Labrinth

2. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay

3. Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires

4. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

5. Parachute – Charlie Simpson

Blogs/Websites I’ve loved…

1. The Pangea Blog

2. Rachel Held Evans

3. A Deeper Story

4. Lauren Nicole

5. Emerging Mummy

Trips most treasured… 

1. Holidaying in France with Andrew and Rebekah

2. Trip to Sheffield for Nora’s wedding

3. Over to Ayr for my Brother’s wedding

4. Going to the Lake District with 11 other women leaders in our church network

5. Finally making it back up to Aberdeen in December to see some wonderful friends

Significant stuff this year (I would imagine this all may feature here in 2012…)

1. Becoming pregnant and facing parenthood – eek!

2. Going through the process to be involved in fostering children – and doing a bit. And loving it.

3. Being involved in planting a new church – full houses, great relationships, lots of hard work, encouraging people to get closer to Jesus and gathering round the bible – really great stuff.

4. Moving to Prestonpans (linked to #3)

5. Learning lessons of trust and forgiveness when dear plans all change up… twice.


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