Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy MMXII (2012)

Fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo: Chrissie Thoo

The New Year has now dawned in the UK, and this is a good opportunity for me to say thank you to all my readers for supporting my blog during 2011, and to wish you all a very Happy 2012! You may remember my last New Years Day post helped you to say Happy New Year in 40 different languages - did anyone actually try that?!

You'll be pleased to know that I'm not going to be quite so ambitious this year - instead I was thinking about all the various events that are planned for the year ahead that you may or may not be aware of. 2012 is the Diamond (60th) Jubilee of our Queen Elizabeth 2nd, as well as Alan Turing Year, commemorating the centenary of the code-breaker and computer pioneer's birth. It has been designated as the International Year of Cooperatives by the United Nations General Assembly, and is also the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.

Other notable events include the 2012 World Expo, which will be held in Yeosu South Korea, and of course the 2012 Olympic Games, which will be hosted in London. Some people also believe the world will end on 31st December 2012, but I'm not one for doom, gloom or apocalyptic predictions, so I'll just wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy 2012! x
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