New Year's Eve...

Every New Year's Eve I like to look back over the year at the triumphs, the not-so-triumphant, to remember those we lost and to celebrate those who have joined us and to give thanks for all that has happened.

I lost a father-figure, and many other loved ones.  There's been illness, mine and others, and it's not yet all under control.  Excitingly a new "niece" joined us. I sprained my ankle and didn't get to start, let alone finish, the specific half-marathon I had wanted to do for a few years. I hiked my way across the Carpathian Mountains fundraising for charity, have been video-interviewed for a personal branding course and I was interviewed by BBC World Service for a radio programme.

I always consider my year has been great, as everything happens for a reason, and I can't wait to see what next year brings.

Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!