Reflections on 2012

Well, it’s been ages since I posted last. Not terribly good, seeing as one of my New Year’s resolution was to write a lot more. To be fair, I have actually been writing. Just not on my blog.

Reflections on 2012

2012 was a pretty good year for Helen and I. Probably the highlight of the year was going over to the Emmy Awards in New York. Helen was one of the people nominated for an award for her work on a TV documentary episode with Adam Savage “Curiosity – Can you live forever?”. We had an absolute blast in New York.

At the beginning of the year, Helen and I were working on our own game – BeeKeeper”. We spent about 3 months getting BeeKeeper ready and submitted it to the AppStore towards the end of April. In June we went over to the US, firstly to New York to go to our friends’ Giulia and Steve’s wedding, and then we flew over to San Francisco and went to the Apple Developer’s conference.

In 2012, Helen’s Mum got sick in Australia, and Helen had to fly to Sydney to move her Mum into a retirement home. Her Mum seems much happier now as she has a lot more company.

I got tickets to Azealia Banks for Helen’s birthday, and we saw her at a great little club in Brighton called “Concorde 2”. The club is on the beachfront and has 2 big spaces – one for the performance and a bar area. We stayed at a boutique hotel in Brighton for the night, which was lovely as well.

I did some work for HSBC, on their CVA VaR Credit Risk System – basically working on the What-If analysis component. My part of the project has hopefully been finished off successfully, and I’ve been helping out by working on the other parts of the What-If system.

Our Christmas was nice and relaxed. Helen cooked a goose, and we spent the day at home in our flat eating and drinking. We watched some Firefly re-runs on Netflix. New Years Eve was more lively, and we went out partying on both the 30th and 31st until the wee hours.

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