This year, like most, has had its ups and downs but overall, I think it has been a belter which has seen my hair get ever-greyer and my children get ever-taller, louder and messier. I find myself looking at them with more and more wonder, amazement - and occasional horror - as we hurtle into the school years and beyond.
This year, I attended the first ever CyberMummy conference where I nervously, but proudly, read this post and found out later that same day that my blog had won an award. I then had lots of large G&Ts to celebrate and felt a little ropey the next day!
I also took the plunge and started my online blogging workshops which you can read all about - and book - at the Inkwell Writers website.
I also, in 2010, wrote 60,000 words of my first women's fiction novel, helped by a huge spurt in November as part of the National Novel Writing Month. This will - hopefully - be finished in Jan/Feb and I will then start to submit it to publishers - ahem - if any are reading! I am also planning to release 'Hot Cross Mum - the ebook' in the early part of next year - so get those Kindle readers at the ready!
And just before I hang up my blogging boots for 2010, I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for the 'British Mummy Bloggers - Brilliance in Blogging Awards' for the funniest post of 2010. You can check all the nominees and vote for your favourite in a range of categories here.
So, that's it from Hot Cross Mum for this year. Here's to a fantastic 2011.
Now, where is that bottle of wine. Ah, there it is. Cheers.