A very Happy New Year to you all

I always start these posts by apologising for my lack of activity on the blog and  with a promise (never kept) to post regularly. So in keeping with tradition, I’m kicking this blog post off the exact same way.

Sorry I haven’t kept the blog updated.

With that done, it’s onwards and upwards and we’re in a very good place from which to do so. 2014 was a fantastic year for us here, and we’re hoping for more of the same from 2015. We’ve had two books published, one in digital format, the other in paper (available from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Sicilian-Dynasty-Daniela-Di-Benedetto/dp/0991588614/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420390651&sr=8-1&keywords=sicilian+dynasty), new clients, more work, we’ve been back to England, bought marmite and had it confiscated at the airport, tried pig-skin pasta and lambs brains for the first time, made new friends, seen new places, tried new things.

So here’s to 2015. Regrets, I’ve had a few, resolutions I’ve had even more, but here are three for the year ahead (apart from updating the blog more regularly):

1) to be kinder. In one of the childrens’ english books, in amongst such gems as mince pies are made of minced beef, I found this: “English people are known for their kindness” and I thought wasn’t that a lovely thing to be known for. So kindness.

2) to not waste two whole afternoons wandering around M&S. It’s embarrassing when people ask you if you have seen the latest exhibition at the Tate Mod and you have to admit you spent most of your time ricocheting between BHS, M&S and Debenhams. Culture not consumerism.

3) to be happy and healthy, obviously, and that loved ones are happy and healthy too.

2015. May it be the best year yet.