We spent a week in London absolutely flat out seeing wondrous things from the Tate's Pre-Raphaelite exhibition to Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in Twelfth Night to renewing last year's acquaintance with the British Museum and the V&A and a boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich.
We also went to a candlelit performance of the Messiah at St Martin in the Field's, which was one of the highlights of the trip. I loved the simplicity of this statue in the porch
There are some incredible embroideries in the V&A
Then back to London for New Year
We did manage a couple of hours in the Louvre and saw the Mona Lisa, some wonderful Veroneses and the amazing Nike.
Then it was over the Alps in the Bernina Express,
coughing and feverish but still relatively cheerful - here we are looking wan in the train to Milan