A happy new year to all; I hope that you have had plenty of time to relax and recharge your batteries amidst the usual rush and mayhem of Christmas! I had a great time relaxing with family and friends as well as catching up on some reading, working my way through a stack of books that had accumulated during 2012!
My new year was spent in Allendale watching the ancient, traditional Tar Bar’l ceremony. Shortly before midnight, barrels of flaming tar are paraded around the town held aloft on people’s heads and closely followed by a brass band. The lit barrels are then thrown onto a huge bonfire in the town square along with much cheering and music. It was great fun and if you haven’t yet been, I recommend a visit.
I’m delighted that due to your confidence, your praise and your loyalty I have enjoyed a successful 2012. In late March this year, my business will be 2 years old and, despite the recession, I am looking forward to new challenges and opportunities which I’m certain 2013 will bring.
I’m excited at being back in the studio, beginning treatments on some new items which arrived shortly before Christmas. My January newsletter is already in progress and I’ll look forward to meeting many of my regular clients as well as new ones in the coming year.
All the best and many thanks!