A quiet month but a thoughtful one. From a wonderful quote to start the New Year and a quick review of a great book about the many quirks and anecdotes of the different languages of Europe, More Thoughts, Vicar looked back at the blog’s evolution since that 2014 New Year’s Resolution. There was a pause to hear God’s Word the day after the horrendous killings in Paris, a day when the call to love was a call to the whole of humanity. And then another blogger prompted a trip down memory lane to a time back in the USSR, a theme picked up in reviewing a delicious book mixing Russian food, history and family life. And then a final thought towards the end of the month on asylum – there is so much to say on this theme, but so little that can be said on a public forum when vulnerable lives are at risk.