I'd like to wish you all a comfortable holiday with lots of congenial times and good entertainment, stacks of filling, tasty food, and pleasant mood music. Then good sleeps and lovely soothing dreams.
In other words, take a break from thinking about Badman and Balls and the creaking tumbril of government as it wends its way through the streets to oblivion.
If you have snow, get out there - fill your lungs with healthy fresh air, and shout with your children, if they are so inclined.
I'd like to thank all those hardy souls who have followed me around peculiar routes of my sometimes convoluted logic and put up with my annoyance at the government and agreed with my feelings that home educators will win any battle thrown at them.
Thanks to everyone on all lists that I visit and thanks especially for the privilege of being able to listen to fascinating conversations and follow interesting points I hadn't thought of.
May your holiday give you everything you need, including time to kick back and relax with your youngsters.
And let 2010 be the start of a decade dominated by common sense and a repeal of the robots who wish only to apply their sad, sorry pathetic rules to other people who aren't robots.
Let the new year be one where people start to respect others. Let it be filled with exciting learning and increasing health for all. Let it be OUR YEAR.
Thanks for reading.