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Goodbye 2015

Well it's the very last day of 2015. Time to reflect on the year that's behind and ponder on the year that is to come. 

2015 was a difficult year and one I am happier than normal to see the back of. There have been so many opportunities over the last twelve months for me to say "why me?". And in all honesty, there have been so many times where I just couldn't cope. My mental energy to deal with all the assorted crap that has been thrown, was zapped and useless. This year more than any other, has seen me falter in my normal optimism and cheerfulness. I have hidden myself away, I have cried and I have sunk into some pretty deep black holes.  I don't need to go into details of what went on; those who need to know, know. And for those who don't know, just trust me when I say that we've dealt with some very serious and heavy (for want of a better word) stuff. And it's been exceptionally difficult. 
But you know what? I'm okay. I am alive. And I AM…
Our elf Bernard arrived here last week. He turned up in our Christmas tree on the front porch, wrapped in brown paper with postage stamps on him, and he even had a suitcase this year!!! I feel like he's making himself comfortable!

We did have to rescue him and bring him inside though, as he somehow ended up on the front lawn during the course of the day. We're not sure if a passer-by was trying to steal him, or an errant dog or cat thought he'd be fun to play with but either way, he needed to be inside! He mustn't have minded us having to pick him up though, as he has been up to all sorts of mischief since then!!

He wrapped up Montgomery the Moose head in Christmas paper (quite badly too I might add!), 

spent a bit of time in the freezer with the Lego men and Christmas tree icecubes!

We've also found him hiding under my paper Christmas tree forests, swinging from a garland, chatting with old Ted, and hiding in the plant on the kitchen counter. This morning we foun…