My 2012 In Photos

This year I mostly…

Learned something new about shops:

You have to pay for things?

Had a good view of Birmingham from my bedroom window/wall:

On the roof at Aston Uni!

Got some Nextweb stickers:

The Nextweb stickers

Bought my bazilionth pair of Nikes:

Nike Air Force One's

Bought an Olly Moss print:

My Olly Moss Double Ghost

Had some spare blood so exchanged it for some squash and a Club bar:

Give blood, get sweets!

Made an animal out of desktop sundries:

Paperclip wild animal

Had a (few) free coffees:

Free coffee, the best kind!

Made unusual clocks:

A working Wordclock

Played in the snow:

Snowed in!

Received a gift from the dog:

A gift from the dog

Saw an electric car:

An actual electric car parked in the electric car parking space!

Saved some money at Tesco:

Fair deal from Tesco

Designed and made a PCB:

My first self-designed PCB!

Made some modern art:

Made some art with a Burger Phone?

Ate a banana:

Yup, a Marks & Spencer banana

Found a car with a broken handbrake:

Nice parking?

Ate mystery flavoured food:

Mystery flavoured food is the best flavoured food

Watched all the Harry Potters:

Harry Potter!

Became a Games Maker:

Games Maker orientation

Opened up a chain of restaurants*:

My own restaurant!(*This may be a lie)

Tried to use a CD in my Mac:

Got given a CD, for my MacBook Air

Ate pulled pork:

Pulled pork from Bodean's

Appreciated health and safety and thought it would be ironic if someone tripped on a sign:

Some serious health and safety going on here

Cooked a few currys:

Made a curry

Visited my favourite shop a few times:

My favourite shop - The Framers in The Custard Factory

Bought some new skis:

New skis!

Did a bit of electronics:

My home-designed and home-made electronics in action

Did a bit of science:

Doing a bit of science

Peeled an orange using a Stanley Knife:

If you've got gaffa tape and a Stanley knife, there's nothing you can't achieve

Broke my bank card:

Broken bank card number 2372358999084032

Bought some colourful ski gloves:

Age-inappropriate ski gloves

Repaired my bank card:

Fixed bank card!

Ate a hot crossed bun:

Hot crossed buns

Saw some fog:

Fogged in :(

Went for a fly:

Flying around over Stratford Upon Avon

Visited a gay superclub:

Ummmm....

Bought a Breo:

Gotta love a Breo

Made a photographic studio in my kitchen:

Home made photography studio

Drank strange beer:

The craziest of beers tend to have the strangest pictures on the label

Visited one of the oldest pubs in Britain:

The oldest pub in Britain!

Saw Venus:

Venus is up there somewhere, honest!

Got excited about the Olympics and going on Eurostar:

Getting exciting now!

Visited the mountains!:

Skiiiiiiiing!

Ate a pizza/pasty hybrid:

Is that a pasty or a pizza?

Went on a massive ski lift:

Massive ski lift!

Learned that you’re not allowed to hang you iPod out of the window:

Don't hang your iPod out the window!

Ran out of snow:

Ran out of snow

Cooked a tartiflette:

Tartiflette

Saw a massive dog:

Big ol' dog!

Got bruised legs while skiing:

My ski boots attacked me

Learned about Italian Technology:

Ha!

Ate a French delicacy:

The only reason to visit France

Crashed a van into Paris and had to have an emergency holiday:

Crashed into Paris

Watched in amazement while a Starbucks employee managed to spell my name correctly (I’ve been called Andrew, Ahmed, Ad, Adam…):

They got my name right for once!

Drank a bit of wine:

Wine!

Got a good haul of Easter eggs:

Poor show on the easter eggs this year

Learned to fly an aeroplane with the windows covered over:

When flying an aeroplane gets to easy, try doing it with the windows covered over

Decorated a cake:

Cake decorating skillz

Did some more science:

Science is happening

Got a new keyring:

New keyring

Spooned:

Big ol' bed!

Enjoyed a bit of sunshine:

Sunshine!

Watched Man Vs. Food:

Future Man Vs. Food Vs. Current Man Vs. Food

Got given two parking tickets in my own spance, paid none. Ed 1, dodgy parking company nil:

Two parking tickets?

Went for a flight in the rain:

Flying in the rain

Forgot how to use change and only paid for things using notes:

Loose change

Ate a horseshoe of onion rings:

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Drank a beer with a lid on it:

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Went to watch rugby:

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Went to an Indian restaurant with a silly name:

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Couldn’t join in with wine in the car as I was the driver:

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Went to hospital:

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Had a bit of my shoulder cut off:

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Removed my own stitches:

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Found someone with an unusual hairstyle:

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Went on a school trip:

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Found some people with cool watches:

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Had an ice cream:

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Ordered far too much food:

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Watched Ed eat an After Eight with no hands:

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Got a new ring:

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Found out something new about crossbows:

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Found an unusual starter at a pub:

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Watched Sean try to eat a zillion pieces of chicken:

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Drank ready mixed Gin and Tonics:

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Got angry at Apple:

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Went on the DLR:

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Got one of these bad boys (the blue band at the bottom means field of play access – same as the athletes!):

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Went to UDAC (the Olympics was all about acronyms – this is where you collect your uniform):

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Got a bag of Olympic swag:

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Ate more pulled pork at Bodean’s:

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Looked at damaged art in John Lewis:

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Got caught in a hail storm:

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Apple made me happy:

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Found out duck racing doesn’t involve real ducks:

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Went for a run round the fish pond in Cannon Hill park a few times:

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Found an unusually cut orange:

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Un-packed all my Olympic swag:

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Went to a Jubilee party:

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Needed a full English after toasting the Queen all night:

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Found a few more unusual haircuts:

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Made a load of clocks:

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Helped Ed eat his birthday cake:

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Gained my IMC rating:

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Shipped out a load of clocks  (Starbucks got my name right again!):

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Starbucks got my name wrong again:

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Saw some weather from the 18th floor:

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Went to a ski cave:

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Fed the dogs:

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Got given another gift by the dog:

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Got paid in cash:

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Bought a Raspberry Pi:

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Moved house:

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Ate sushi:

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Learned to fly complex aircraft:

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Cooked and ate MORE pulled pork:

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Had some artwork framed up:

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Said goodbye to the 18th floor:

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Went to the Isle of Wight:

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Found an unusually large cornflake ball:

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Got a funky new suit:

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Made questionable cocktails (sorry Vikki & Ed, again ;)):

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Found a dog trapped in the hedge:

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Went to Three Mills Studios to learn how to ‘shuffle':

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Bought someone a silly birthday card:

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Saw the Shard:

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Went to the greatest city in the world:

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Had a beer:

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Enjoyed a hot day or two:

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Installed SolidWorks on a Mac:

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Went to the Olympic Park:

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Got really really excited:

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Watched the opening ceremony rehearsals:

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Went and watched the rowing with my Dad:

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Back at the Olympic park for work:

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Took a look at Orbit:

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Did some medal ceremonies in the Aquatics Centre:

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Got close an personal with a few of these:

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Wasn’t allowed to touch any medals:

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Did some rehearsing:

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Had a bit of a wonder about:

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Watched some Swimming and Diving:

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Got given a rather special pin for my suit:

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Helped fix Tom’s Porsche at the side of a road:

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Did some work in the Basketball Arena:

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Had a nosey at the Velodrome:

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Prepared for the handball ceremonies:

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Fell in love with Marylebone:

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Had a wonder around the Olympic Park:

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Got a full set of pins:

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Gave out some more medals:

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Appeared on TV:

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Found a Porsche with ample spoiler:

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Rode a Borris bike:

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Found an inappropriately dressed mum:

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Found out what pin collecting is all about:

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Ate weird meals:

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Made some friends:

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Felt a bit sad because this was all over:

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Got a nice pin though:

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Went to Stornaway:

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Found helicopters parked in the carpark:

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Found a wedding bus:

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Found a bear in the middle of the road:

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Stayed in an awful hotel in Bournemouth:

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Went in the sea even though it was freezing!:

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Found a bear sleeping in the bar:

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Converted my jacket into Paralympic mode:

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Visited the Paralympic park ;):

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Did some rehearsing in the Olympic Stadium:

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Snuck in to see what the opening ceremony was going to be like:

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Went to Chelsea Autolegends:

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Drank a bit of Champagne:

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Ate my first deep fried Mars Bar:

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Watched a bit of sport:

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Saw some important people:

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Got within touching distance of a medal or two:

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Hung out in the ‘vom’ opening doors for a night:

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Met David Weir:

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Was glad to see Tesco put cooked chicken in their ready to eat range of food:

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Got trackside in the stadium:

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Saw one of the famous Minis:

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Got given an out of date bouquet of flowers:

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Went on a ski lift that didn’t take you skiing:

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Ate loads of chocolate:

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Had a look at the flame:

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Got Jonny Peacock’s flowers and medal off the shelf:

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Gave Jonny his medal, well, not quite but I was part of it all at least:

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Said goodbye to the Paralympics:

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Found a MASSIVE fish in a TINY tank:

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High five’d a few people:

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Got annoyed at bad parking:

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Got a new monster sized laptop:

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Got a job, with special shirts!:

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Made massive fajitas:

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Went to the fireworks, with gin of course:

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Enjoyed the fireworks:

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Had a go at Windows 8, haven’t used it since:

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Got some business cards, does anyone want one?

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Went to the graffiti tunnel:

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Ate a MASSIVE pork roll:

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Went to a Porsche shop:

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Accidentally bought a Porsche:

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Had a ride on a duck:

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Slept in bunk beds:

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Found someone with the same shoes:

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Went over Tower Bridge at night:

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Picked up the Porsche:

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Got formal:

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Took a tube on the tube:

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Went to a pub which had Christmas all over it:

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Took a panoramic shot:

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Went on the London Eye:

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Had a nice meal at the Red Lion in Hunningham (this was the starter!):

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Made a banoffee pie:

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Made a Boxing Day roast:

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Watched some more weather happen:

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Bought a box of sparkling wine, which they up-boxed to Champagne:

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Happy 2012 everyone!


2 Comments

  1. Ha. Brilliant mate. A few Porsche moments in there too :)

  2. brilliant Ed – loved the Olympic pictures – lots of pork eaten in 20102 xx

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