We've had the brown paper parcels wrapped up with string and now here are a few of my other favourite things from this year:
A day with blue skies is (almost) always a good day.
Classes and experimenting with light. I've been a little remiss in keeping up with classes, especially at the end of this year but I miss it and I can feel the slow in creative growth. So this goes straight back to the top of my priority list.
London. Every time I feel stuck or frustrated or jaded, a trip to London - even just for a wander - hits the restart button for me.
My girl. Growing before my eyes and making me want to burst with pride.
I finally got the shoes I have wanted since I first saw the Wizard of Oz.
Paris. Through new eyes.
The beach. Empty beaches in August in Northumberland. Fresh air, happy kids, tea in an enamel mug, fish and chips and a trip to the 2p slotties.
Happy, happy things.
What are your favourites this year?