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Christmas is almost here so I thought I’d wish you all well and I hope you have a wonderful time over the coming week.

If you’re wondering where your card was, well, I didn’t send any. It wasn’t because I was lazy or couldn’t be bothered. It’s not because I don’t like you any more, so please don’t take it personally. Taking a leaf out of my friend’s book I decided that instead of spending all that money on cards and postage, giving a few meagre pence to charity in the process – those card makers are so generous! – I thought I’d put the money directly into the charity’s hands by making a donation in honour of all of you.

Totalling up how many cards I probably would have sent, including the postage, I figured a donation of between £50 and £100 would probably cover it, so I made a donation to St. Mungo’s, a charity I ran the Bath half marathon for earlier this year, for £75. Hopefully that money can do some good instead of lining the corporate pockets of the companies who make the cards etc.

2012 is going to be an interesting year. For one thing, my divorce will be finalised – I got the paperwork last week, nice Christmas present; thanks! – so I’ll no longer be married. That’ll be weird. I’ll also be turning 40. Okay, I guess it’s not as big a thing as it used to be but to be honest, the way things were in my late teens/early twenties I’m actually surprised I’ve made it this far. Mid life crisis here we come!

This Christmas is going to be a bit strange. I won’t be seeing the girls until the end of next week and I know I’m going to miss them so much over the coming days. I’m going to have plenty of people around me this week so I’m sure I’ll struggle through, and with the amount of alcohol Tony will attempt to get down my neck I’m sure I won’t even remember what day of the week it is!

So with all that said, a very merry Christmas to you all and a happy new year!

P.S. If you’d not noticed, there are a couple of new photo galleries up from last weekend with the girls. Just thought I’d mention it 🙂