Now it's the tail end of January and I am in the throes of packing for my forthcoming trip to Australia. When the work is over I'm hoping to visit a couple of places I've never been (including - finally - some proper red desert Outback where I'll meet a taciturn Drover-type who turns out to be perfectly charming and also possessing a white dinner jacket.) On the way back from Oz I'm spending a couple of days in Abu Dhabi which will be my first new country visited in 2013. (I have actually been in the airport in Abu Dhabi on a previous trip but I don't think it counts unless you actually step outside the airport.)
I leave you now to go and celebrate International Potato, Wine and Crossword Day (this is the annual commemoration of my Granny's birthday; though Granny is no longer with us we like to think that she's still enjoying the aforementioned potatoes, wine and crosswords, which were three of her favourite things.) However, I promise, PROMISE, that I won't wait another month to post.