Recently I conducted a comprehensive survey of Hanno and I and discovered that we have the warmest, friendliest and most loyal readers in the entire blogdom. Thank you for your visits and comments this year and for supporting the Down to Earth forum. Thanks also to the wonderful group of ladies who help me on the forum, I couldn't do it without them. You'll find their blogs on my blogroll. It's been an absolute pleasure for me to discover more about you during the year and to have so many of you come out of hiding. I look forward to next year when we'll all move together towards a simpler life.
We'll have two more kitchen sink posts and then I'll have a some time off.
I found this Michael Leunig poem on Duckherder's blog last Christmas and have never found another Christmas poem I like more. So, for those who missed it the first time, and for those who love it as much as I do, here it is again. Merry Christmas everyone, and Duckie.
I see a twinkle in your eye, so this shall be my Christmas star and I will travel to your heart: the manger where the real things are.
And I will find a mother there who holds you gently to her breast, a father to protect your peace, and by these things you shall be blessed.
And you will always be reborn and I will always see the star and make the journey to your heart: the manger where the real things are.