Next year is looking good: a golden jubilee, a Titanic anniversary, a Dickens of a bicentenary - and a wee sporting event in London.
And, toot the trumpet, Rory Keegan (Mr Gnome's under writer) is available for employment from 1 January.
Hating to be a bore, Keegan nonetheless boldly invites random readers of Mr Gnome's blog to peek at his new Rory is available blog.
And (why not?) pass it on to a potential employer - or contact Rory for a chat.