"Dear Ken Friends,
From a hot and windy South Africa where we complete the final Wallander, a belated but heartfelt Happy and Healthy New Year to you all.
As over many years before, I am humbled and grateful and very very touched by the continued support of you all, both in my work itself and in regard to the jaw dropping amounts you have now raised to help others.
This year I hope to once more repay a little of that amazing dedication with some work that I am very proud of, including a new adventure that I think will be of interest to many of you.
For the miracles of the birthday gift, for the invaluable calendar that now accompanies me everywhere, for your unending enthusiasm and kindness, I once again offer my most sincere and passionate thanks for the support of a lifetime.
Wishing us all the wealth of health in the next 12 months,
Your proud friend,