2011 has certainly been the toughest of my life.
I will be very pleased to see the back of it.
I just pray that 2012 will be much kinder to us all.
My new year's resolutions include trying to get to grips with my comfort eating and to lose some weight; this will be aided by having to operate a much stricter budget as our income has dropped substantially and we are facing even more uncertain times.
I realise that many people are struggling at the moment and I sincerely hope that 2012 is kinder to them too.
Have a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.