And now 2012 must come to a close in the same awkward fashion of all years. That bit 'twixt Christmas and New Year. When there are still Christmas films showing all day on TV and leftover chocolates and turkey (or whatever you eat come Christmas), but the cheer's slightly gone out of it all. The tree is drooping and many of us had to exchange the twinkling fairy light glow for harsh flickering strip lights at work. Where we realised it is frowned upon to take naps in the afternoon, naps that have very quickly become part of your routine over Christmas and Boxing Day.
So instead of living in the present, or planning New Year's Eve (always a slight disaster) we reflect on our favourite moments of 2012... (Gareth is excused because it's his birthday today!)
2. 2012 has brought us many British thrills and spills. From the jubilee to the Olympics, we were all like "Hurrah! We're so awesome." Britain took it that bit further and invented this whole Legacy malarkey. Investing in the community and stopping the couch potato epidemic. I sauntered into one of these Legacy projects and finally realised the connection between a healthy body and healthy mind. Squeamish Bikini also decided to tantalise our readers ears as well as eyes. We jumped from written word to spoken as we embarked on our first ever podcast. We interviewed lead singer of Izo FitzRoy and The Royal Bastards. 2013 may sound unlucky but we predict a fabulous year of more fascinating features and reviews! Squeamish Nicola
3. We've known each other for over a year now, as you will know from the memorabilia that flooded the shops, we celebrated one year of Squeamishness in August. In our ongoing series Educating Sue we saw Squeamish Sue get in to the University of Warwick. 2012 seemed to be the year many a feminist project got going, inspired by the fight for pro-choice rights, the shooting of Malala Yousafzai and Pussy Riot to name a few. The Squeamish family got a little bigger with the additions of Chris Bell and Becky Shepherd. I think 2012 was just the beginning. 2013 is what it's all about. Squeamish Kate
4. I wasn't really involved in any of the big events of 2012 - I was out of the country for the Jubilee, didn't to to the Olympics. But it still felt like an amazing year. I had several personal highlights, including Bicon. I've loved so many of the posts the rest of the Squeamish team and guests have written this year that it's impossible to say I have a favourite. But I love this post by Squeamish Kate on slut shaming and recommend you read it. Here's to a bigger and better 2013, let's see revolution, grrrl style! Squeamish Louise