Thursday, 31 December 2009

The Law Actually 2009 Review

2009 has been a good year for the Michael all told. I completed my LLM, landed a great legal job (and did so just before handing in my dissertation, so the timing was perfect), earned more money than I’d expected overall, and generally survived yet another year in this miserable world. OK, perhaps that’s a touch harsh, but it’s not all been sweetness and light along the way.

2009 high-point:

- completing my LLM exams

- erm …

…There are probably a load more but I like to focus on the negative! ;-)

2009 low-points:

  • - being stuck in my stuffy home office during the summer, slaving away on my dissertation. As readers of my blawg are aware, that quickly degenerated into a DVD-fest as I chain-watched my way through series 1 and 2 of Spooks, series 1 – 4 of the Office - An American Workplace and a bunch of other stuff too. I really loved my LLM but the dissertation process really took the sparkle off of it, sadly.

  • - Realising the best internet connection I could receive in the new house was 512mbps.

  • - When Michael Schumacher had to call off his return to racing in August.

And with that out of the way, I guess now’s the time to be looking forward to 2010.

new years eve graphicI’ve got a New Year’s resolution (kind of relating to my blog and social networking services) that will ABSOLUTELY BLOW YOUR MINDS in the next couple of days so, you know, stay tuned for that one! ;-)

More seriously, though, now my GF and I are both in relatively stable full time employment, we’re looking to buy our first house in the coming months and do a few more ‘normal’ things (like taking a conventional holiday together with no work/study distractions etc. etc.). As for the rest, I guess I’ll just have to wing it!

Anyway, here’s to a good one!


  1. Could you be joining the wonders of FB, please let it be so :P

  2. tee hee hee hee hee haa haa... snort... sides splitting with laughter...

    You'll just have to wait and see!

    But possibly. :p

  3. Oh God, I knew it! I knew that you'd give in eventually!

    Good luck with your house purchase :)

  4. Well, steady-on - nothing's been announced yet! :p

    Re. the house purchase - thanks - I think we'll need plenty of luck!

  5. very grown up of you Michael, buying a house. :p Hope it all goes swimmingly (and make sure you remember to check the internet connection).

    Happy new year :)

  6. Best wishes for the new year and goodluck with the house-buying and all the normal things. :)

  7. Thanks everyone for the kind wishes re. house hunting (and purchasing).

    As I tweeted yesterday, it seems our 'house hunt' has already begun in earnest!! :-0


    What the hell?! ;D