As I sit here in my London flat after the shortest day and gaze out at the intense blue skies I wonder if this is really Christmas.
But I know it must be: my tree is decorated, gifts awaiting wrapping are stacked on my dining room table and the fridge is already groaning.
In Australia my friends and family are suffering from temperatures in the 40’s and for me, lovely London is amazingly warm around 15.
The world is a crazy place and I have had a crazy year – joyful, full, exciting and utterly peaceful over my summer in Tuscany.
I will be delving into La Toscana for a bit of winter in February and I may just send you a missive from a very different kind of place than you got used to in the summer months.
Thank you for being my faithful audience during the year and I wish you and your loved ones the best of a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous and fun 2016.
Tanti auguri e buon anno.