The English Eye wishes you a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013.

New Year's Day should see the TEE cameras hauled on a long stomp around White Horse Hill, near Wantage, Berkshire, followed by a pub lunch with other keen walkers. There'll be a photo report on that, especially if the weather is kind and gives us a break from the cloud and wet.

Meantime, here are shots taken during Christmas week, spent in the Yorkshire Dales. I spotted the nifty pub sign in the busy market town of Skipton, and since the world didn't end in 2012, there's no need to claim your rebate from the adroit management of The Woolly Sheep!

Below, handsome young beasts cool their heels in the fast-running stream that runs through the pretty Dales village of Malham. It's a gateway to two Yorkshire treasures: Malham Cove, with its vertical face and limestone pavement, and Malham Tarn, the highest lake in England.

It's a magical area, and I recommend a stay in one of the many pubs, small hotels or B&Bs, especially when we get free of winter time, with longer evenings and warmer weather. More on the Malham area in a few days, when the pix have all been edited.

Again, very best wishes for 2013, and to note that some new introductions are coming with the New Year, including downloadable art for you to print, and signed limited editions to order. More news on these as things develop.

The last image reveals a line of bare trees and a lone barn, all silhouetted against stormy skies after Boxing Day last week.


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