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I had no idea where it would lead when I discovered blogs and started my own, almost three years ago. I would have been astonished indeed to know that my stats now show over 36,000 page views in that time!
But much more precious and special is that blogging has led to lovely friendships with like-minded blogging friends all over the world.
It has been a privilege to meet you and to share a little bit of my life, while learning much from you all. The comments are of course where all the action takes place, and I love the interaction.
More importantly, it has taught me more about myself, and given me extra self-confidence. I never anticipated that people I have never met could be so caring, and also that I would find that I care very much for them too.
I know many people read and do not comment; it is not everybody's cup of tea. I am honoured that you drop in!
No, I'm not going anywhere, but I am here to wish you all a peaceful, joyous and very special Christmas.
I'd like to share with you this Australian Nativity painting, by Aboriginal artist Duwun Lee...
and one more Australian carol -
The choir from Eltham East Primary school, sing Christmas Day, a carol describing the celebration of Christmas in this hot brown land:
I'm going to cool off -
It really is very hot this year.
Merry Christmas to you all!