Phew. It's been exhausting. It's all happened: the Queen's speech, the Labour leadership battle, party conferences, the Autumn Review, loads of new laws. We had a bit of time off before the end of 2015, but that was taken up with Christmas and other festivities. So. In short, it's been a pretty busy few months.
Parliament, then, has packed up for a week off. No laws, no committees, no debates. They're off today and won't be back until 22nd February. They will be working, though. For almost all MPs its a chance to catch up with constituency casework. Which also means it's an opportunity for you. Next week is a great time to speak to your MP about whatever you care about. Get on the phone!
Finally, why not use this week of leisure to help out a friend? Tell them about us! Since launching in June, we've gained a few thousand social media followers and this email goes out to a few people each week, but we want to do more. We want to help more people understand and stay on top of politics. If you have an idea that could help us spread the message - please get in touch.