Just over 3 years ago I gave up employment as I knew it to work full-time on Alpkit and at the same time became a father to the first Alpkid, Aimee. The 2 have grown very much together, both vie for my attention, seem to drain my pockets of money and have provided me some of the most memorable moments of my life. This Christmas is the first Aimee really knows what is happening, and maybe this was the first year we knew what was going to happen with Alpkit. Hopefully you all got your presents in time, it was touch and go for a while there with the new Filo. 2007 has passed so quickly I cannot believe in just a few days it will be in 2008. In that time we have answered well in excess of 10,000 emails and it seems our lives have become tied to the computer. Not through personal choice I have been in radio silence from the internet over the Christmas break, but sometimes a forced break can make you appreciate what you have.