Thank you everyone for being such a rich part of my blogging world and for joining me as I peregrinated through 2015. Thank you especially to my five top conversationalists according to WordPress statistics, in alphabetical order – heyjude, lucidgypsy, pommepal, restlessjo and my non-blogging longtime friend Rosemary – but also to everyone else who took time to read and comment. My favourite part of blogging is the exchanges I have with you.


This time of year is usually a time of some excess – of food and drink, of get togethers, of family, of crowds in usually uncrowded places (at least in my south coast paradise), of hospitality, and of flamboyance and clamour. So I'm offering you, along with my heartfelt good wishes for 2016, something a bit subtle and serene to rest your eyes and your heart.