It's very odd, having a blog that you can look back on and see how the year's gone.
It's been brilliant, largely. A few...well, bits that weren't so fun. But overall, fantastic.
Reading over the past year has made me determined to dwell less on the past, and try to stop having so much self doubt. As many of you have pointed out, John and the boys don't seem to have those doubts, so I shouldn't either. That's been difficult to get my head around, really, but it's clearly true. And I think, a year in, I feel more confident about my place in their lives, what we are to one another, all of that. And that helps a lot.
So my resolutions are to work at maintaining a better work/life balance, to enjoy everything that comes to us, to keep having lots of fun and to do my best to remember that I've got brilliant people around me, and I can rely on them.
Yesterday was amazing - I mean, seeing in the new year. As most of you probably read in comments we got a great view of the fireworks over the river, all of us, together, and it was fantastic.
And here's the first picture I've managed to get of Mercury. It's not very flattering, but I had my phone out to take her picture, and she wanted to investigate it.
We'll get a picture of them asleep at some stage - they cuddle right up together, in a heap. Very sweet.
And now Nicky, Mark, Carla and Paul have headed home. Sherlock wants us to go on the Natural History Museum Tour (it is his last day of school holidays tomorrow), and I want to go to bed...