Having been pretty good at posting a blog every week through 2010, the one that I’ve been looking forward to most is selecting my top picks of the year. Only time will tell if this has been a vintage year but there have been a few gems along the way.
Best sporting memory
Retaining the Ashes
Honourable mentions: Winning the Ryder Cup, Dick Purchase getting a hole in one on the Majlis and then treating me to a gourmet brunch, me getting to play with Thongchai Jaidee in The Invitational, me (again) going around the Majlis in gross 70, Graeme McDowell winning the US Open.
The National; High Violet
David Mitchell – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Honourable mention; Peter Carey – Parrot and Olivier in America
Joint winners; Florence Prosser singing Fly me to the moon and Beatrice Prosser’s performance playing an impossibly difficult piece on the clarinet by Finzi in the Dubai College house music competition, junior section (she won!)
Inception (three watches, still no clue what happened)
Honourable mentions; Toy Story 3 and True Grit (Coen Brothers, I haven’t seen it yet but it’s bound to be brilliant), I’m also looking forward to seeing Burlesque.
Best (biggest) porkie
Nick Clegg’s pledge to abolish tuition fees
Best man of the year
Best woman of the year
Sally Prosser (again!)
Honourable mentions; Florence and Beatrice Prosser
Honourable mention; Brick Lane
Best meal at home
Sally Prosser’s meatballs
Honourable mention; Egg and lemon soup cooked by me!
Best golf course
These are my top picks for 2010; what made 2010 memorable for you?