Well, ladies and gentlemen, the turbulent year that was 2013 is almost at an end.
It has sadly been a year mostly of instability and despair-but also a year of moving on.
It has seen the deaths of three great heroes of our time-Hugo Chavez, Seamus Heaney and Nelson Mandela-and also the death of Britain's greatest modern villain,Margaret Thatcher.
It has seen Euroscepticism rise significantly,particularly in Britain.
It has shown us that five years on from the financial crisis, the threats get worse and worse-but this year has shown the potential definitely exists for us to fight against them.
It has seen so much, to summarise. My next update will be in the new year of 2014.