By 2009 I had swapped my DSLR for the excellent Canon Powershot G10. A super compact camera with lots of manual control features and the ability to shoot RAW format. Although I'm back with DSLRs again, the Powershot lives in my brief case so I've always got a powerful camera on hand if required.
2009 was also the year of Antony Gormley's One and Other project to put ordinary people on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square for 1 hour to do whatever they wanted. Finally, 2009 was the year we went to Scotland with Mum and Dad and rode on the Jacobite steam train across the Glenfinnan Viaduct.