Dear You,TOO LONG!, you complained. Yes, I'm sorry: the last letter was TOO LONG... Mea culpa.
And I cannot blame Facebook or Twitter or whatsoever that it reduced the human attention span (TOO quick you get TOO many of Tweets and posts and whatsoever). Imagine your name were Elizabeth von Arnim and you sat somewhere far away in a bare German landscape - you would have jubilated to get a long letter from me, but here? In Blogland? Thank you, but thank you very much.
Yes: I changed my blog title again - I just wasn't happy with "Britta's Letters from Berlin". Looked for a better one.
And remembered Son's question when I thought about buying a new car, (my - realistic - dream car is a newer Jag, the car above would demand too much to give up for it). He asked: "If not now, then when?"
To be honest, I was slightly offended at first. But he is absolutely right!
If I have a dream, or you have a dream (as I hope you have!) we should not wait a few decades until we try to fulfill it. They might take away our driver's license then :-) So: the Jaguar will be bought in spring (though it will not be Morse's MK II, sorry).
Ah: and I took my Greta Garbo-glasses off again (though I had a very good reason - on Facebook - to put them on, figuratively) - and returned to use a photo of me, and my real name (though 'Hill' is the utterly correct translation).
So - that's it (in a nutshell - more walnut than hazelnut, but it takes time to reform).
Bear with me!
Yours (snowbound) Britta