**Announcement** You may have noticed that I've been conspicuous by my absence over the last week and a half and there is a reason, well there are many reasons and I feel I need to own up to my own failings. The past two years have been the hardest of my life for a number of reasons, many of which are too personal to go into. Mumpreneur UK has gone from having a staff of 15 to just little old me and I have a terrible habit of being an ostrich. When things get busy, when that to-do list goes beyond a certain point or when I feel totally overwhelmed with work... I hide. I bury my head and pretend it's not happening. I pretend that there isn't a humungous list of tasks that require attention and completion. This of course only makes matters worse. I often look at the pages of your businesses and wonder how you manage to do SO much! How do you manage and cope with the tasks ahead of you? I look at you all and you inspire and motivate me endlessly. Following last weeks conference & awards I've had many, many congratulatory emails, texts and messages all of which praise me for managing to pull it all together and for doing such a great job but the truth is, YOU deserve the praise, the thanks and the congratulations because without YOU Mumpreneur UK wouldn't exist. Today I've made myself a promise. No more hiding in my tortoise shell. No more burying my ostrich head in the sand. From today I will try my hardest to ensure that Mumpreneur UK continues to be here to support, celebrate and inspire you all, after all, it's what you do for me. So not only is this post an apology for being so invisible recently, it's also a thank you. For your love, support and encouragement. Without you, I wouldn't be here!