Worried about a terrible 2012? International Business Times UK takes a look at some of the things that may brighten the year ahead for some people.

With economic forecasts of rising unemployment, another recession for Britain and an overall "gloomy" outlook for the entire year, there appears to be little to get excited about.

So although 2012 looks set to be a bit rubbish, fear not, because amid the doom and gloom there are a dozen things some of us at least can feel good about.