And so, once again, it’s time to sit back and congratulate ourselves on having got through another year. 2016 has been interesting, hasn’t it? – much in the manner of the old Chinese curse, ‘May you live in interesting times’. However, here at The Idle Woman there has been some light and happiness so, in the interests of peace on earth and goodwill etc., I thought I’d focus on the good stuff.
Work, for a start, has been wonderful, full of all sorts of exciting challenges. I was delighted to see that so many people enjoyed my posts on the French Portrait Drawings exhibition, so perhaps there’s scope for a bit more curatorial stuff in the future. As for the blog, it was relaunched with a new look at a new domain back in June and I’m really pleased with the revamp. It means I have space to share other projects too, like Rock School, my research on the Original Idle Woman, and some of my illustrations.
As ever, thanks so much to all of you for reading the blog. A special festive hug to those lovely people who say hello, leave comments and offer new recommendations. The Four Musketeers of the comment box are, as always, the wonderful Heloise, Dehggial, Isi and Helen, with Sandra and HMH having also given me plenty of cause to smile. You brighten my day and I strongly encourage any lurkers to comment once in a while. Just think how happy you’ll make me!
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and all health, happiness, prosperity and success for the New Year. Let’s hope for a kinder, more compassionate, more tolerant 2017 – and for many more exciting books, operas and exhibitions to discuss!