Run up to the festive season

As I’ve done for the past few years, the next twelve days will feature some of my favourite photographs from 2018, eight of which feature on this year’s holiday card. Thereafter, I’m going to take a bit of a break from blogging until the New Year, and do a spot of much needed housekeeping on the site.

Unlike the last couple of years, we’re spending most of the holiday season at home. I say “most” because we’ll be spending Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Italy – a first.

Our favourite hotel in Alassio decided to remain open and we’ll be there to help them celebrate. My beloved, who’s a total kid about Christmas, is delighted. After his hip replacement operation at the end of October, he’s made excellent progress but will enjoy wallowing in the Thalassotherapy pool and walking along the sandy beach to wear off a few of the calories we’ll no doubt be consuming.