Happy New Year & Welcome to 2010

Happy New Year to all and a big welcome to 2010.

I am looking forward to begin a new year and happy to put the old one behind me. The last half of 2009 wasn’t that great. Among other things I lost a close friend, who died of cancer, and shortly before Christmas my father died totally unexpectedly. Added to that, it was a hell of time at work during those last weeks of December, and now I am sitting here looking at the dreary January sky with a massive cold making me feel stuffed and slightly depressed. So GOODBYE 2009 and a warm welcome to 2010. It can only get better.

Don’t want to make this a too depressed post, so I hasten to add that the first part of 2009 was great. I finished my Master’s Degree at university, got a good job (and a new job description later), I went travelling with family and I read a lot of good books! I also met so many new friends in the book blogging community and I am grateful for all your well wishes and messages. Thanks again. It means a lot.

My father’s death meant that I haven’t really had the time or energy to blog or be much online. I had a lot of things planned for the last week’s of the year, but I guess I will have to plan and make those things happen in January instead. I am sorry I haven’t been round visiting and commenting. That will improve over the next weeks as well.

Until then, I wish you all a very Happy New Year and I look forward to see you all ๐Ÿ˜€

The photo is from flickr and is taken by zeropro.