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 townโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 โ€œThank youโ€ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, British ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, and French ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท history, and this time even some Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ and Dutch ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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