Trawling back over thousands of photos (there are lots of shamefully clumsy ones and I don’t inflict them all on family, friends or even blog readers) reminds me what a privileged life we lead.
We’ve spent time in eleven countries. It was nearly twelve, but Scotland decided not to secede.
We’ve spent time with old friends and made some lovely new ones.
We’ve eaten some great meals, seen some wonderful cities, enjoyed books and films and plays and I’ve even written a couple myself.
So it took me a while to decide what the focus should be for this round-up post. I’ve put it off for weeks, being in holiday mode. In the end I decided to keep it simple, posting a collection of shots of places that have given us so much pleasure in 2014.
Many thanks to the people whose visits, comments and encouragement have kept me blogging, and may 2015 bring you all you could hope for.