Last year I made a mistake and accidentally published my Christmas post before I had intended it to go out. This year I am being more careful, but I'm deliberately publishing this well before Christmas Day, in the hope that lots of my loyal readers will see it before the holiday begins.
The Marksvegplot blog has expanded its readership enormously during 2012, and now attracts about 23,000 pageviews a month, which is very gratifying for me. It is nice to know that what I publish is of interest to so many people. I hope you enjoy what I write and the photos I publish. For my part, I have surprised even myself by continuing to publish a post every single day - occasionally twice a day! I thought I would have run out of ideas long ago, but it seems not.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my readers a Happy Christmas, whatever their faith, and whether or not they celebrate this as a religious festival. I am basically agnostic, so I see Christmas as being primarily a Family occasion; an occasion on which to get together to enjoy each others' company and partake of some of the best food and drink offerings we can muster. This year is even more special than last year because we now have TWO grandchildren to brighten our lives!
I wish you all the best and I look forward to having your (virtual) company next year.