Merry Christmas!

Ghirlandaio: Adoration of the Shepherds

Domenico Ghirlandaio, The Adoration of the Shepherds c. 1483, S. Trinità, Florence

It’s that time of year again and I wanted to take a moment to wish you all an extremely happy Christmas and all the very best for next year. Just think: 2015 is already on the horizon: I can hardly believe it! Thank you all for your continued support of the Idle Woman and a special thank you to the loyal band who leave comments and send links and emails and all sorts of wonderful extras for me to follow up. You’re all fab.

It’s been an incredible year for me: something of an annus mirabilis in fact; and some of the fun has seeped through into the blog. I think we’ve all learned far more about men singing in high voices than any of us expected to, back in January, but that’s the great thing about writing this: I never quite know where it’s going to go next. The Baroque definitely promises to become a regular feature here – and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many marvellous people through this new hobby – but I’ll also make sure that you also get your regular doses of books, Vikings and swashbuckling. Just in case anyone was concerned.

You’re a lovely bunch of people. Corresponding with you is one of the great pleasures of life, so keep the comments and recommendations coming, and let’s look forward to discovering a whole world of fabulous new stuff in the New Year. In the meantime, have a splendid holiday and hope you all get the presents you asked for…

With love,


6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!

  1. The Idle Woman says:

    Oh at least one more year, Isi. I bought a lot of books about Vikings at a book sale recently so I think they might be making an appearance fairly soon. And of course there's always the new season of the TV series as well. 😉 And I know I've said this before, but on the swashbuckling front, there's still Alatriste! Let's get started on that in January! x

  2. The Idle Woman says:

    It most certainly is! My parents and I have our feet up with a glass of wine watching the Christmas edition of Downton Abbey 🙂 The perfect way to relax after a *very* busy day yesterday. Looking forward to the next Alatriste! x

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