Merry Christmas!


Well, another year has flown by, and once again I haven’t been as regular a blogger as I’d like, but I very much appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to read my posts, and also those of you who listen to Simon and I rambling away on our podcast, Tea or Books?. Thank you so much for your support! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my adventures in life and reading, sporadic as my postings are. Next year I am going to do my best to give you a little more variety; I want to write about some of the topics I’ve been learning about as part of my Victorian Studies MA, and also return to my ‘Notes from the Classroom’ series. I’m also thinking about experimenting with posting some excerpts from my fiction writing…but we’ll see how brave I’m feeling!

For those of you wondering about the picture I’ve used to illustrate this post – as always, London has provided a cornucopia of beautiful Christmas displays, but my favourite this year was Liberty’s gorgeous Nutcracker inspired windows. The above image is a glimpse of one of them, but they are all marvellously inventive and if you have the chance to pop by and have a look over the holiday, make sure you do!

I hope you all have a marvellous Christmas, eating lots of delicious food, reading plenty of exciting new books, and spending quality time with your family and friends. See you in the New Year!



  1. However sporadic, your posts are always hugely enjoyed. Grateful thanks from a non blogging lurker who doesn’t comment very often but reads and loves your blog nonetheless and has done for many years. Festive greetings.

  2. Merry Christmas to you too, Rachel. Perhaps you will finally get Mary Barton finished over the holiday? No pressure though.This should be a time of year for reading what you enjoy.

    Thanks for finding time to blog (quality over quantity I think) and in particular for the enjoyable podcasts with Simon. I have been saving the latest one to listen to in the gap between Christmas and New Year.

    1. Hi David! Thanks so much for your lovely message. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my posts this year and the podcast – I really appreciate your support. I did get Mary Barton finished – quite the depressing read but at least a note of hope at the end!

  3. Rachel: Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope that you continue blogging. Whenever I receive a notification that you have added a post, I can’t wait to get home to read it you. You always bring me joy and I wish you the same. Regards -David

    1. Thank you so much David – what a lovely thing to say. I appreciate that very much! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and will have a very happy new year.

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