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As 2015 draws to close it is time to review the year as it is, as it was. Reflecting on life that has been led by me in my Pete-centric universe.

  1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?

Well that is easy I wrote a Masonic paper with other people and compared  notes and learnt lots.

Completed 100days of being creative.


  1. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

  Did you have any Challenges in 2015 and were you successful, and will you have more Challenges for 2016?

“Challenge 2015”.  Was 3 things,  100days – PASSED, write an Esoteric Paper – PASSED x 4 and final the shared story, this was a failure due to the fact that life got on top of me for a bit.  For full review see the Lessons Learned Post.


2016  – the post describing this challenge is here.


  1. Did anyone close to you give birth?

The wife, that’s pretty close to me I think!

We had a Second Son called Callum, who is a happy little guy.


  1. Did anyone close to you die?

W.Bro Reg’s wife passed away, there have been others but I do not remember, but as we get into this time of the year more great friends may pass to the GL above!


  1. What countries did you visit?

No countries this year or hols, we when to North Wales but as that is a principality of Britain it not really count as separate country.


  1. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?

Money, but you can always say that.  Hmm perhaps more time ? Not really sure as this has been a good year


  1. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

26th May – Birth of Callum Edward Maguire


  1. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Birth of Callum?? Not that I really did much it was all Helen and the Medical staff – OK supportive role go me 🙂

Writing 4 Masonic Papers for Dr Lomas’ Portal – Why because  I disliked doing those sort of things when at School and Uni.


  1. What was your biggest failure?

Not being as patient with Henry as I could have been.


  1. Did you suffer illness or injury?

We were in a Car accident in March and according to the Docs I had muscle issues that required massage. Does it count ?


  1. What was the best thing you bought?

Nothing Springs to mind.  Masonic book

Ooo –  correction the new Sofas have arrived.


  1. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Henry for being a caring brother.

Helen for being an awesome Mother and Wife despite what she has had thrown at her.


  1. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

Depressed    Facebook and there constant moaning about US Presidential candidates and there all out to get you..

Appalled -ISIS for their cowardly, idiotic behaviour.  Taking a religion and going, we will ignore those bits and just go on about 1 part.


  1. Where did most of your money go?

House funds  due to Maternity Pay


  1. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
  1. With some worries the Birth of Callum
  2. Seeing a Third Degree at the Lodge of Living Stones.
  3. The New Star Wars Movie


  1. What song will always remind you of 2015?

Infected Mushroom  –  Artillery


  1. Compared to this time last year, are you:
  2. a) happier or sadder?  – Happier
  3. b) thinner or fatter?  – Fatter, as I believe I am obese according to my height and weight.
  4. c) richer or poorer?  – Poorer with more things attacking my wage


  1. What do you wish you’d done more of?

More correspondence with friends and family. Just stayed in touch more. Same as last year  really as I did not do a good job. May create a sub challenge to email/write to family / friends


  1. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Getting angry at Henry for playing up when he is just trying to find his place in the new world of being a brother and no longer an only child.


  1. How will you be spending Christmas?

Christmas this year is at the sister’ place so should be fun nice !


  1. What was your favourite month of 2015?

May  – as Callum arrived


  1. Did you fall in love in 2015?

My new son Callum he is a lovable little fellow.


  1. How many one-night stands?



  1. What was your favourite TV programme?

I have enjoyed:

  • Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D
  • Elementary
  • Supernatural
  • Haven

But most enjoy able is the “Curse of  Oak island” a History programme that sees two brothers searching for Treasurer.  But whose is it ?



7 must die before the secret will be revealed.  6 Dead so far –  Dun Dun Dunner!!


  1. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No one – I think this should be another question that should be replaced.


  1. What was the best book you read?

Well  I have not read this much this year,  Scared History of the World by Jonathan Black, I have partially read a lot of masonic books for the papers I have been writing, but no fiction books this time.


  1. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Last year I had no really new music,  this year  I found via a random click.  Infected Mushroom.  They are awesome and I have since found an album called “Friends of Mushroom” epic and also Astrix just as good.

So I have had a great music year, that and getting to see Faithless live again and managing to  dance/jump around like an idiot again was the  best.


  1. What did you want and get?

A healthy second Son.


  1. What did you want and not get?

More sleep 🙂


  1. What was your favourite film of this year?

At the time of writing this it is – Spectre  the new bond as it was the best since Casino Royale. But I have not seen :

Star Wars : Force Awakens. – have seen it WOW oh WOW


  1. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Last years was not memorable,  this year’s; well,  I did a  Pekiti-Tirsia Kali seminar back at the old Horin Dojo. It was run by Pekiti Tirsia International member, currently headed by Tuhon Guro McGrath (President and Chief Instructor). It was brilliant 🙂


  1. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more

Not having to go to the hospital  every 3-4 weeks to check on the progress. Or H having to visit some medical centre every week since the Big C has been born.


  1. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2015?

Last year was Hats  this year it has been trainers. For the first time ever I bought a pair of VANS Pumps. In fact I have bought 3 sets of trainers this year and a pair of shoes. So I have an untouched pair in the garage.


  1. What kept you sane?

The voices in my head, and chanting ritual that I was trying to learn.


  1. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Adrianne Palicki – realised when I saw the trailer for Agents of Shield



  1. What political issue stirred you the most?

Election – as it was Election year and the Pollsters got is seriously wrong.


  1. Who did you miss?

No one that springs to mind.


  1. Who was the best new person you met?

Easy – the new Son, Callum Edward Maguire.  What a star, he is tough little guy with a big smile.


  1. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015.

Family is strong, fecking irritating.  But that is ok.


  1. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Depart with Artillery – By Infected Mushroom (click)



So after a restless last night, I thought I’d try  get this done by 11pm.

PC Edwards entered the second bedroom, he found the bed partially unmade. Old clothes in plies around the bed, wardrobe open  with clothes hanging out. Schaw apeared at the door, anyone else here?
Then sweep for drugs and I’ll see you in the lounge.

The Dc walked into the lounge, there were uniforms  milling in and out of the room and kitchen, on the couch was the monk and the man  from the bathroom. Chris was just about to begin questioning the felons, when there was a shout from the kitchen.
Following the commotion he found Sergeant Owens at the top of the cellar door.

Morning, this was delayed due to being a father, Henry would not settle so I only had time to do this


So yawn and must try harder