I'd like to wish everyone the very best for 2016.
I'd particularly like to thank everyone at Ataxia UK. 2015 was a "difficult" year for me personally, and Ataxia UK (esp. John Williams) were always ready with a supporting hand.
And to everyone who contributes here. There are no words to describe how supportive it is just to converse with someone who knows exactly what you are talking about. Particularly when that person is a complete stranger, to begin with anyway, and when not much is said really. A simple "keep your chin-up", said at the right time, is priceless. Thank you all.
A special mention goes to Nigel Heath (nigelrheath on here). Always so positive. And your positivity DOES rub-off Nigel. This forum is a much better place for your contributions. Thanks! And living down in Southampton, you might be interested in this :
And in a similar vein of positivity, and if anyone lives in the London area (or will be visiting on that day), I'd like to welcome everyone to join me for a morning stroll around Hyde Park on Saturday 23 January. Which also just so happens to be my 50th birthday (50? So soon?). It's only a 4km walk, on very level paths, so is suitable for everyone. And to thank those who will join me on the day, I will hand out, randomly, a £50 voucher for lunch for 2 at the Urban Meadow Cafe. The voucher doesn't have to be used on that date though.
I hope that 2016 will be a better year for you too!