My very good friend, Pete Sortwell, is here to review his 2015 today.
Thanks for getting involved, Pete!
It’s got to be the arrival of my second daughter, Amy. Who is an absolute stunner and completes our little family.
My book of the year is The Defence by Steve Cavanagh, it’s an absolute stunner and written in the perfect style for me. There’s no doubt in my mind that it’ll be a film someday either. If you haven’t read it then I’d strongly suggest you do.
I waited for Terminator all year but it wasn’t that good. However I also waited for NWA’s biopic and that stood up to the hype. Listening to all the old tunes in the cinema again was a proper highlight.
Bills, by Lunchmoney Lewis. I hate the song but only because my daughter makes me play it every morning on repeat. I love it though as she sings it and that makes me smile.
Err, the charity I worked for lost the contract that we were performing really well in, so I now work for someone else, which isn’t bad in itself, it just felt like a kick in the nuts that we were an official ‘outstanding’ service, top of the results leagues and it still wasn’t enough to keep it with us. I can’t complain too much as I still have a job but it did make me question the world a bit.
I’m hoping 2016 will be the year I finally sign a book contract with a big publisher, although I’ve been hoping that for a number of years already now.