Alice bought me this gorgeous peacock bauble this year!

I wish you all a happy and healthy new year and apologise for not being around for the past few days.  We developed a fault on our land phone line just before Christmas and were told it couldn’t be repaired until the 28th December.  Our internet gradually got weaker and weaker until it virtually disappeared but, as you can see, all is well again and we can communicate with our friends and relatives and I can find out what everyone else has been up to!  I had got behind-hand with my blog and post reading even before we discovered the fault on the line because my daughter’s lap-top had to be repaired and so she borrowed mine.  I don’t own a smart-phone and I couldn’t keep up!


I will be visiting all your blogs in the next few days and will be acknowledging all your kind comments too.