We were more than happy to put 2009 behind us and we're very much looking forward to the coming year. The family has endured a year of ill health, bereavements and redundancy. However, looking to the future, we welcomed two beautiful babies to our family, Luigi (12 March) and Amber (30 November). We also welcomed Adam, when he married Teresa in September. We wish continued good health to Nanny Ann and Auntie June, two matriarchs of the family who we love and cherish very much.
Granny Wendy had arranged for Coby, Al and I to go to Disneyland in Paris for what would be her 65th birthday in April. We nowhave this holiday to look forward to and know she will be with us in spirit.
Finally, a quick anecdote to share with you. I returned to work on Tuesday and began to tidy the children's section when I came across a small tag poking out of a book. It looked like it had been dropped there and it simply said "without my friends, I'd be nothing". Indeed, we are very much blessed with wonderful friends and family and, particularly within the last week since Wendy died, they have proven to be even more wonderful. One of my personal new year's resolutions is to give more time to them all and appreciate them even more than I hope I already show.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE - MAY IT BE HAPPY, HEALTHY AND ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!