Dear Readers,


The picture of the week is a throwback to my first winter in the United States.  It is a picture taken from the deck of my house in New Jersey.  A beautifully green state full of lovely gardens and lush woodlands and forests teeming with wildlife.

I miss my friends and neighbors back in NJ so this is a shout out to them; to those neighbors who sent their kids on four wheelers to check I was ok whilst walking the dogs in the woods when bears were active, to those neighbors who were there in an emergency and to friends who were there when I made heartbreaking decisions or came over for English tea and crumpets and to chat.  To all those wonderful East coasters who made my life in NJ wonderful, this picture is for you.