Well another year is over. It has been a very mixed year for me with the recession certainly having an impact on the business, but I’ve come through it stronger I think. Next year is looking like a bumper year of weddings, with already more in the diary than I did in 09, and getting close to topping 2008 as well. The new training business is going to be launched properly in 2010, after a few problems this year – mainly my stupid injury!I am launching a brand new portrait service for 2010 as well, which I hope will be a success.

2010 kicks off with the annual SWPP convention in London, which I’m speaking at for the third year in a row. I hope to meet up with many friends there, both old and new. Come and say hello if you’re there!

I’ve been nine and a half weeks (nice movie) in plaster now after tearing my achilles tendon back in October, which has been a real pain in every sense, with me struggling to do much, but again I’ve almost got through it. Three more weeks and I’ll be plaster-free and starting a recovery plan. I have discovered over those long weeks just how vulnerable we are in this business, and at the same time I have found that I am a much stronger, more determined person than I ever imagined. I’ve had a lot of help from both family and friends during this time and for that I will always be grateful. They say it’s at times like this you find out who your true friends are, and I certainly have. Thank you to every single one of you for support, encouragement and just making me laugh when I felt down!

I’ve finished the year off by choosing my favourite 10 wedding pictures of 2009.

I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year  I hope 2010 is a great one for you all!

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