I would like to wish a Happy New Year/ Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku/ to any readers who have taken a break from the shopping and getting ready for the party to look in. I'd like to thank you all for taking an interest in some of this stuff, whether you agree with me or not. I've had some fun and found it useful putting it down on paper and it is satisfying that readership figures are for some reason taking off quite noticeably.
I was hoping to do a review of the year on the "PACHI" blog, but when I wrote it, it was neither very interesting, nor very edifying. In fact it was downright discouraging. But that in itself encourages thinking more about a way forward, doesn't it?
So here's a topical picture of a Slavic-looking Janus looking back at a difficult and somewhat dissatisfying year when seen from the point of view of collecting issues but looking forward with brighter expectation to some long overdue changes in the situation surrounding no-questions-asked and irresponsible erosive collecting of archaeological artefacts.