We spent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day morning with friends who live in the west, near Bristol.
They are not far from the town of Chipping Sodbury – where I grabbed this photo (and I was not driving):
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:
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:
And there is an excellent-looking pub:
“The Britannia,” of course.
Our trip to the West Country now over, we are back home this morning…
…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:
While others I know have been readers for years before that…
…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:
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.