And 2019 Arrives

We spent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day morning with friends who live in the west, near Bristol.

[Screen capture.]

They are not far from the town of Chipping Sodbury – where I grabbed this photo (and I was not driving):

[High Street, Chipping Sodbury. Photo by me, 2018.]

Yes, the town’s name is “Chipping Sodbury.”

And, yes, I admit I kinda like saying, uh, “Chipping Sodbury.”

I can be such an American at times! LOL! 😉

Interesting fun fact: author J.K. Rowling was born in the area.

Before everything closed down on New Year’s Eve, we headed off for a wander around a town a short car journey away: Nailsworth. We have been there before, but it has been a few years:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

The Nailsworth Society is having a tea party on January 5.

Yes, really, “Nailsworth” is its name.

It is pleasant town of mixed old and new:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

And there is an excellent-looking pub:

[Photo by me, 2018.]

“The Britannia,” of course.

Our trip to the West Country now over, we are back home this morning…

[New Year’s Day, outside of Codicote, England. Photo by me, 2019.]

…just north of London.

I want to begin the new year by saying “Thank you” for your readership. Some of you have stumbled upon me due to my most recent novel, in 2017:

[Excerpt from Conventions: The Garden At Paris on Kindle for iPhone/iPad. Click to expand.]

While others I know have been readers for years before that…

[Passports (2013), Frontiers (2014), and Distances (2015), paperback versions. Photo by me, 2018.]

…so I suppose I must be doing something right. 🙂

Whether you have been around since 2013, or since just minutes ago, I hope 2019 will be another new novel year, hopefully by mid-year:

[Planned cover for Tomorrow The Grace, 2018.]

Muskets and bonnets at the ready once more… again amidst some actual American 🇺🇸, British 🇬🇧, and French 🇫🇷 history, and this time even some Spanish 🇪🇸 and Dutch 🇳🇱 too. 🙂

Have a good day, wherever you are in the world.


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