'If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.' Marjorie Garber

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


I'm sad to say 'goodbye' to 2012.
For me, personally, It has been a very memorable year for all the right reasons. A year to be proud to be British.

But it has been a year of extremes: the amazing achievements of the Olympics and Paralympics; the diamond jubilee celebrations; the half-centenary celebrations of dear friends and my own...the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in the US; the cyclone in Samoa; severe drought in West Africa; earthquakes in the Middle East, the Philippines and China; the floods here and other countries; too many natural disasters to list, but 2012 also brought avalanches, tornadoes and flash fires. Then there is the list of man-made events. Right now, the ones that come most vividly and tragically to my mind are the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse, and the senseless killing of the innocent children in Connecticut. Tragic beyond words.
I hope 2013 will be a year to reflect.
I wish you a
May your 2013

Sue x