Some of you have already commented on my new header for "A Bloomsbury Life." It was created for me by supremely talented graphic designer Hillary Weber. I love it, plain and simple. Using photos from my life, she created an artful montage which feels both personal and full of personality. Hillary, thank you so much for your artistry, your unerring eye and your ability to perfectly distill the essence of my blog into 650 pixels.
(Enchanted path, Normandy, France, 2008)
On another note, I've been writing "A Bloomsbury Life" for about six months now and I want to thank everyone who continues to pop by. Honestly, I am so grateful. From Oman to Ohio, from Finland to Peru, from Scotland to Tasmania, I never cease to be amazed by the breadth of places that my readers hail from. And I so appreciate all of your comments and recommendations. I love when you recommend books for me (A Super Dilettante, I just ordered "The Englishman's Room", thanks to you) or inform me that my heraldic crests hail from Spain (gracias again, "Rocio") or send me a link to a country house you know I'll drool over. I started this blog for a variety of reasons, but one of the most rewarding results has been discovering that the world is full of kindred souls. Eccentricity and idiosyncrasy are highly prized on this site, and I love that no matter how unconventional one's tastes, through the miracle of cyberspace I can meet people who not only share my passions, but who can lead me even further down enchanted pathways of discovery.