Was it just me or did that Christmas and New Year period come and go so quickly.

Our Christmas was one of meeting friends and entertaining; you can see some of our revelry on Facebook.

We hope you had a good time and that the Year End activities went smoothly and you are now looking ahead to another challenging year.

From an international and political point of view, 2016 demonstrated a major demand for change and my personal wish is that whatever changes come, they are peaceful and considerate of everyone.

Best wishes for a healthy and peaceful 2017.