I'm taking our calm and connected countdown to Christmas a step further - and am stepping away from the online world for December.
I want to focus on home and start the new year with a calm mind and a clear vision.
A thought to leave you with - especially relevant at this time of year:
Our presence is the best gift we can give our loved ones - particularly our children.
Our presence tells them they are noticed, important and loved more than any present ever could.
I'll be back in the New Year.
Wishing you a calm and connected festive season. xx
My weekly columns will continue to appear in Monday's Newcastle Herald until the end of the year - I just won't republish them here.
This Monday I wrote about supporting local garlic growers. I included a list of local Hunter region garlic growers.
edited to add: I've just realised half of the Hunter garlic growers were dropped off the article. The list should have also included: