What a year 2008 has been. A year of ups and downs, highs and lows, pain and growth.

I love that my dear daughters are with me through thick and thin, growing up so fast with so much humour, fun and intelligence. We have had a joyous year together. I can’t wait for them to grow up for me – but at the same time I want them to stay young. It’s a mother’s dilemma I’m sure. But I know they will grow up good. They are beautiful souls. Both of them.

I love the new friends I have made and am getting to know offline and on. You are each and everyone of you an inspiration and a joy to me. You make me learn and laugh.

I dearly love and admire my long time faithful friends who remain close and are always there for me. The support, acceptance and love they share with me are what gets me through and keeps me going. Always.

Personally, I hope each of you and your respective families have a wonderful festive season, that you enjoy copious amounts of whatever takes your fancy, that many laughs are shared, and that above all you stay safe over this period.

I look forward to catching up with you early in 2009, in what I think will be a challenging but fun filled sparkly year ahead for all of us. Bring it on!!!!

We all deserve the best. And I wish you the best.

To my friends and family, love you lots.
With kisses from Helen (aka Charlie) xc