And so much to mention as well, so I thought I would say my farewells to 2005 on this blog in list form.
Labour winning a Third Term in office (Are you thinking what we're thinking ;)! That said several decent MP's lost their seats and (bar Helen Clark), my thoughts are with all the Labour candidates and MP's who worked hard, only to see that things did not turn out as well as expected)
Doctor Who returning to the BBC after sixteen years.
Titan, the only moon in the Solar System with an atmosphere, receving it's first probe.
Queen going back on tour
London getting the 2012 Olympics
The fact that I started up a blog ;).
PEOPLE WHO LEFT US IN 2005, WHO I WILL MISS
Pope John Paul II
Sir Edward Heath
Sir John Mills
Dame Cicely Saunders
Brother Roger of Taize (Which was a particular shock, given the fact that he was murdered and that I had met him several times)
FAVOURITE FILMS OF THE YEAR
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Gordon Brown (For just being a good Chancellor)
John Sentamu (For becoming Archbishop of York. He was good as Bishop of Birmingham)
U2, Bob Geldof, et al.. for their determination to see through the 'Make Poverty History' campaign
Abigail Witchalls (For her bravery and courage after the attempt on her life)
POLITICIAN OF THE YEAR
I ought to say David Cameron, but I am going to be annoying and politically biased and select friends; Kerron Cross, Anneliese Dodds, and Jamie Bolden for the hard work they put into their standing for Parliament!
PERSONAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR
Campaigning in Hemel Hempstead and N.E. Herts constituencies during the general election. We lost, but it was fun, and some friendships were made along the way.