Thank you to everyone who has sent greetings to me via FB, text and phone call. I am blessed to be surrounded by such amazing and loving friends and family. Since the same auspicious date a year ago I have had 2 very different adventures to Morocco and a very memorable trip to Boston and NYC. Also I have entered a very convoluted long distance relationship , spent many hours in the gym, walked dogs endless kilometers and drunk many a long black. And most importantly I have laughed, laughed till I have cried in fact, on a daily basis ,especially in my workplace and with my family. I have also faced an age related crossroad and have resigned from my job after 14 years. But it is onward and upward for me now as I slowly pack up my life here and prepare to embark on a new job and an international move.