The blogosphere has provided me with many cherished friendships, several I'm sure will last a lifetime. Although it should always be a time of goodwill, alas, we all know it's not. However, now seems the perfect moment to say 'thanks' to everyone who reads my blog, has ever left comments or has encouraged me on my sometimes arduous writing journey. I know there's still a long way to go, writing-wise, but I really do appreciate each 'n' every one of you. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very 'Merry Christmas.'