There will be no 2016 retrospective from me. Instead here are a few photos of shoppers at Montpellier's Arceaux Market managing to match the products or stalls they are standing at, their enthusiasm for the sea, fresh pasta, and penicillium literally worn on their sleeves, in perfect harmony with the objects of their gustatory desires.

One of my resolutions for 2017 is to bring my better camera to the market and get over my inhibitions about taking photographs of people. Asking permission and making apologies will be good French practice.

Bon courage and good luck in the new year, everyone!