One turkey has been finished, two argumentative families have been visited, a state of the art smart phone has been drowned in a pitcher of bucks fizz and another Christmas has been and gone.
Unfortunately, a predictable tightening of my waistband has led me to start thinking about my New Year's resolutions. It seems that spending too much time on the sofa and watching as many Christmas specials as possible only happens once a year for a reason!
So, apart from the inevitable (and largely unachievable) New Year diet plan, I have been wondering about the other wonderful things I would like to accomplish throughout 2012.
The thing is, I've never really been the type for sticking with planned out ambitions, so I need to think very carefully about the type of missions I will assign myself.
It wouldn't hurt to give my van an extra hose down once in a while, and to be honest, I probably wouldn't notice too much of a difference if I finally made the swap from full-fat coke to coke zero, but my trousers might see the change.
I could join the gym at the New Year's special discounted rate, offer to do the monthly shop for my wife, and even give up drinking beer.
On second thoughts, who am I kidding? You only live once, and there'll always be 2013!