We're back from our Christmas week blogging break - I hope you didn't miss us too much! I trust you've all had (been having - it's not over yet!) a wonderful Christmas, whether you're in Andalucia, elsewhere in sunny Spain, or back in the old country with friends and family. Tomorrow we start a new year, and with it come new challenges and excitements. Once those 12 grapes have been swallowed at the stroke of midnight, as is traditional on Nochevieja (New Year's Eve) in Spain, our thoughts will turn from the year now finished, full of British pride with the Jubilee and Olympics, to the year to come: 2013. Despite what you may have read in the British and US media, there is plenty to be positive about in Spain. This animated video by international tax consultants Grant Thornton, "Welcome to Spain: The Crisis from a different perspective", offers a more upbeat outlook, looking at Spain's world-leading companies in many sectors including fashion and green energy. The video has been doing the rounds on Facebook for a while now, but in case you haven't seen it, here is an uplifting note on which to end the year.