A difficult year draws to a close. Many times over this last year we have been shocked and shaken by events we didn’t see coming. The impermanence of life and of our ‘civilisation’, the structures and values we take for granted have undergone and are still undergoing seismic changes. We don’t know, cannot trust what will happen next. If we can, it would be good to bring humour to the situation – this journal spread began as a review of the last twelve months and descended into chaos (just like real life!) The phrase ‘In my defense I was left unsupervised‘ is taken from a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. It feels appropriate.