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Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Dolly's Blog, happy birthday to you.

So it has been a year, blimey, doesn't time fly when you don't understand the concept of time. I have no new year's resolutions. I can't be arsed to - tee hee. But this year will be busy. Apart from doing my degree, I am about to start a new part time job with Mind in Camden's Hearing Voices Group as a temporary Development Worker, which I am really looking forward to.

There is a book that will be out this year that I have written a chapter for. It's called 'From Communism to Schizophrenia and Beyond: One Man's Long March of Recovery' Its main authors are Gordon McManus and Jerome Carson, and it will be published by Whiting and Birch.

I will also be co-writing a book on my own recovery with Jerome Carson, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a very lovely man.

And now that it is 2009, I can say 'Next year I will be 40.' I have already had my midlife crisis so I am very much looking foward to it. I will have a party where between 12 and 1 million people will be invited!