Where to begin? Probably best not to go back over the last year, it's not a great place to visit. The most worthwhile thing I can do is write it off and begin anew. This means I am in the real world (as apposed to academia) and hunting down an illusive job. Unfortunately this is harder than I imagined due to my apparent lack of experience (catch 22 situation; how to get experience without them giving me a job....). Anyway, this means I am now back home while I get back on my feet, hopefully bouncing back as soon as possible.
If anyone reads this, give me a shout to let me know how you are getting on. Have lost contact with so many people this last year, which is not good.