So, 2009 is just under 4 hours away and it's about time for me to log off the WWW and enjoy a quiet drink at home with my wife. Overall, it's not been a bad year. We've had a successful 12 months at work, with Xmas sales a lot stronger than the corresponding time last year, and my wife won an LCD TV and a Blu-ray player in competitions. We managed to get away for a 3 day break by the seaside in July and although it pissed down with rain for most of our stay, it didn't seem to matter. On the film and music front, a lot of the cinema, DVD and CD releases passed us by (due to a lack of cash), and this situation will certainly get even worse with the current recession which will badly affect almost everybody.
On the blogging front, it's often been difficult to find time to update anywhere near as regularly as I'd like and this is something I'll strive to rectify next year. I'd like to thank those who took time to read some of my stuff, and who also took the trouble to leave comments. The feedback I receive does keep me going, I assure you.
I'd also like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe New Year. 2009 will be a tough year to negotiate, but I hope we can all meet the challenges and also find time to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Happy New Year!