That's me, as they say in Derby and Glasgow! All set to head to church and then a whole octave of free time spent travelling around England, catching up with family and friends. Bags packed, lunch packed, cat organised, car fuelled (seems to have cost less than this time last year...).
Huge thanks to all readers and commenters (especially Perpetua who valiantly continues despite, in spite or to spite the dreadful comment facility on this platform).
I end 2013 having been discharged by the plastic surgeons (reconstructive stuff) and will begin 2014 with my annual check-up with the fantastic breast team at Western Infirmary Glasgow.
I end 2013 happy, hopeful and broadly healthy (even if the number of pre-exisitng health conditions on my travel insurance documents is scary!!) and look forward to many speciual times in 2014 - including New Zealand, Finland and hte Commonwelth Games in Glasgow.
God is faithful and has brought me through another year of growing and experiencing - and I commend myself and my coming year to God.
Wishing you and those you love a peaceful, hope-filled 2014.
Bye for now!