Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas greetings

Just back from the shops getting last minute things we need for Christmas.

Thinking about Christmas and looking back, I think of this as the year we began rediscovering New England. Just as it took New England many years to decline in public prominence, so its rediscovery takes time.

One aspect of this is the way in which easily available material on New England, the broader North, vanished. Now it's starting to come back.

My thanks to all my friends and colleagues, new and old, for your support during the year.

Back on 31 December 2008, Belshaw’s World: Christmas in New England provides one picture of a New England Christmas. There are many others.

May you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas.  


John Caling said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Jim and all the best for a happy, safe and healthy New Year

John & Lisa Caling

Jim Belshaw said...

Thank you John and Lisa.

Greg said...

Cheers Jim, I hope your Christmas was peaceful and relaxing. Here's to success in the new year!

Jim Belshaw said...

Thanks, Greg. It was a pleasant Christmas. The new year will be interesting.

Christine King said...

Hello Jim,
Whenever I see someone with the name Belshaw, I have to contact to see if they are a relative... as you are from Sydney, ya never know!
If you'd like to respond to me, my e-mail is
Cheers, Christine

Jim Belshaw said...

Hi Christine & thanks. Will email you.