These days, the years pass by so quickly, I'm starting to feel, well ... old!
And my body has started to show it too. Not just aesthetically, but physically as well. This year I seemed to battle a host of health problems and all at once. Groan.
There were highs and lows, and the usual rollercoaster that seems to pick us up and carry us along throughout life.
But enough of that.
I choose to relive my favourite moments of 2012, rather than the ewww moments. And the cool moments definitely include my visit to Bangkok and reunion with former highschool friends Ian and Carolyn.
It had been a long time since I'd tumbled out of a cab at 5 am following a drag show ... in fact make that a first time! We had the time of our lives, and as a former tourist I enjoyed rediscovering Bangkok through the eyes of locals.
The kids have been strong and healthy, doing well at school and at home, and were towers of strength whilst I was sick.
We added chihuahua-pomeranian cross Lucy to our menagerie, and she's added much joy (and many poos and wees) to our lives.
Christmas was the usual Down Under Yule in the country, celebrated in the air-conditioning with a swim after lunch for the kids.
This New Year's Eve we are going to be 'chillaxing', whatever that involves, and hoping for a better 2013.
Wishing you and yours a blessed 2013 too. Or at least one that totally rocks.
Carolyn and I with the Concierge who escorted us to the lifts after every night out in Bangkok.
Shopping at the nearby floatng markets
At the Ancient City
Ready for another night out...
Readers, what was the highlight of your year?
And happy 2013!