When I began blogging in 2004, I promised myself I'd never begin a post by saying, apologies I haven't blogged for so long. But I might break that rule this time.
I didn't blog regularly last year — well, not here anyway. The book blog went from strength to strength and most of my energies were devoted to maintaining it. But sometimes I do things — trips away, gigs attended, wanderings around London and so on — that don't fit in with a book theme, so this is the perfect place to dump them. Except I never get around to it.
I'm going to try to post here more often in 2013. Hence the new look.
The new banner, by the way, was taken last week when we were staying in East Sussex. It shows the 15th century church of St Thomas a Beckett, which sits slap, bang in the middle of a sheep paddock. We first visited it in November 2011 during a 25-mile cycle through the East Sussex countryside and it made an impression: I'm not religious but it appeals to the architecture and history buff in me.