It's been a year.
A year that started with the excitement of filming an episode of Kirstie's Homemade Home in January. Followed by my mums diagnosis of stage 4 cancer only weeks later, on Bella's birthday in the beginning of February. Followed only weeks later by Jim's redundancy. Followed only weeks later by the confirmation that we were going to be featured in Ideal Home magazine.
From a work point of view it's been a fantastic year.
From a personal point of view it's been the worst year of my life.
From a roller coaster point of view, it's been the biggest, scariest, most challenging one you could ever imagine.
It's been a year that has changed me irreparably. A year that sees me grateful for whatever time there is. Grateful that we're all still together. At the beginning of this year I didn't think we would be.
I don't know what next year will bring. I know that I intend to make the best of it. And I know that I'm scared.
But that's life.
Scary. Exciting. Sad. Amazing. Beautiful and terrifying.
I hope 2011 brings you all everything you want and dream of.
And I hope. I just hope.