So, the Noughties are finally edging to a close, giving way to the first double-digit decade this century. It's been a challenging year for many of us, but we've got through it. I hope the powers that be all over the world have learnt their lessons. I don't want to be in a deja vu time warp this time next year, reading the same headlines.

As for me...I'm looking to the future for positive changes. Next year can only get better. After the decade that brought us the first African-American president, 9/11, Twitter, and Jordan back in the jungle, anything's possible. But we only have one life, so live it well.

I hope that the new year brings you lots of the L word. Love, laughter, and loot!

Happy New Year to one and all.

Sibel XX