It's been a challenging year, to say the least, but we've made it out intact and alive, and, for that, I am thankful. Despite the setbacks, and the losses, there's a lot to be positive about - new friends made, old friendships repaired and existing friendships strengthened. Projects were finished, new ones undertaken, discussions had and existing projects worked upon.
To paraphrase, you've given me a lot to think about, a lot of great discussions and I'm a better person for knowing each and every one of you and I thank you all.
As 2017 moves to a close I will reflect upon the insanity that it was (hey, nobody has told me I can't say Merry Christmas to anyone - imagine that) and put it behind me. I won't forget it, but I shan't dwell, or agonise, over it anymore than I need to.
May 2018 bring prosperity to us all, and a calmness that the world, and all of us in it, so desperately need.
Keep fighting the good fight and rem…