2014 turned out to fulfil pretty well all its promise as far as we've been concerned here, whatever is going on in the wider world.
2015 will be the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, so expect to hear more from James Burke as he battles against the wily French at the climax of the Napoleonic Wars. And then, who knows? More from John Williamson, back in the UK after his adventures in the Indian Mutiny? Or another adventure for Burke?
It's January: there's plenty of time to plan for the year. I hope all is going well with all of you and that you can look forward to peace and plenty in the year ahead.