So, yes, the other thing that happened in 2012 was that Boyfriend Smile asked for permission to become Mr Smile, and I granted it.
Now this is all well and good in theory, but then of course one realises that one has committed oneself, so we're (by which I mean, I'm) just getting over the freaking out phase.
We have made some plans already, and hopefully the nuptials will not be too far off, but the best thing is that this means I'll no longer have to have Boyfriend Smile coming round every evening to be entertained; instead he will actually live here (I'm not moving house; he's coming here), and can entertain himself without my help. So I should have more time to blog and so on.
I would promise not to bore you all to death with the wedding details, but I'm sure you will appreciate that I'm so unlikely to mention it that it's more likely you'll be begging for details. We'll see.