...and I hope everyone has had a lovely festive season. We are home again after a long and relaxing time staying with our daughter and her family. If the weather chose not to come to the party a little rain didn't dampen our spirits and we shared a perfect family Christmas.
Now it is New Year's Eve - the last day in a year that as Queen Elizabeth once said has been an ' annus horribilis' -I cannot wait to turn the page and start a new one.
As I didn't blog, or even keep a list of the books I read in the first six months of 2014 I am not making any ' best of'' or stats lists but yesterday enjoyed a quiet time catching up on my Feedly posts. With family expected over the next few days I sadly don't have time to stop and comment and will have to try and make up for that later in January.
Not many moments for reading either but I took The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola away with me and am halfway through and loving it. Not the wisest choice perhaps as my carefully laid plans for January's reading now have to be rearranged but then those plans also include the resolution to follow my heart and not the 'I should be' voice so if some books have to wait a bit longer so be it.
Hopefully I should be back to a normal blogging pace by the beginning of next week.