(The Kenmore Arms, 2009)
I'd like to send a personal thank you to each and every one of my readers for an incredible year. It's been such a rewarding ride, this blogging business, and I feel so privileged to have met so many kindred souls. You are all witty, erudite, and fascinating and I look forward every day to reading your quips, comments and recommendations. Your unbounded generosity has helped "A Bloomsbury Life" sprout buds and tendrils that reach to every end of the globe; as of today, we're nearing 200,000 unique hits for 2009 and count readers in such farflung places as Jaipur, Lisbon, Ile-de-France, Rekyjavik, Istanbul and Hemel Hempstead.
"A Bloomsbury Life" is about many things, but if I had to distill it into a bouillon cube, I'd say it's about living surrounded by what you love. About creating a well-seasoned life for yourself. It's about passionate curiosity. The charms of disorder. Embracing eccentricity and imperfection. And finding enchantment in the everyday. We're here for the merest blink of an eye on this swiftly-moving planet; let's make the journey a fabulous one.
See you in 2010.