As an amazingly great sabbatical year draws to a close, I am grateful for the connections and re-connections we have made. Visiting family and friends in the States, savouring France and enjoying the delights of Cambridge made this year so memorable. We made new friends and had 3 wonderful home exchanges, two in France and one in the US. Looking through the photos makes us feel very fortunate indeed.
Connectivity-wise, we discovered satellite radio while driving through the Rockies and Pandora radio in friends' homes (Pandora just became legal in New Zealand--look for it in the App Store). Spent lots of time waiting in line for service from Orange in France and enjoyed high-speed wireless at Cambridge. Spent more time on Facebook and even got to visit their campus. I also spent more time writing this blog than I had imagined, but enjoyed it more than expected. I hope you've enjoyed it and/or found it useful.
What will we remember about 2012? Smartphones taking over the world (and driving us crazy), as the PC era officially ended. The cloud capturing our data and our imagination. And, the Pope taking to Twitter, which pretty much says it all.
From the first time zone, Happy New Year!