Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Day 2012

We have opened our presents, feasted, and listened to the Queen.
Lovely daughter-in-law made crackers, and handmade gift wrapping for some of the presents. My cracker present was this linen shopping bag showing one of youngest son's linocuts which I am delighted to have.
A beautiful sky at the end of a lovely day. Hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful time.

28 comments:

  1. Hallo Rosemary,Merry Christmas!Love your linen shopping bag!Your family looks so cute!Here we had a beautiful day for the first time for so many years!20c!It was like Easter!Wishing to you and your family a Happy New Year!Take care my friend!
    Dimi..

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    1. Hello Dimi - how lovely to have enjoyed such a beautiful day - next celebration is to welcome 2013 - sending you my very best wishes.

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    1. Hope you have enjoyed a happy day Bertie, and that all is going well with your new post at Kew.

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  3. Special pictures, have a Merry Christmas.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Hope you have both spent a lovely day celebrating whilst on your trip.

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  4. Hello,

    This looks like the perfect Xmas day! :)

    Merry Christmas
    XX
    Jérôme

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    1. Hello Jérôme - nice to hear from you and do hope that you have been having a lovely day.

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  5. Hello Rosemary,
    beautiful posts!
    I wish you a new year full of joys and accomplishments

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    1. Dear Antonio - wishing you happiness and lots of success in the New Year to come. Thank you for your visit.

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  6. Very pretty and unique gift! Wonderful sky! But most of all, I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas day with loved ones Rosemary. That's what makes Christmas so pretty. We spent the afternoon at my parents with the rest of the family. It was a full house and a very good time as well. Yes we enjoyed this Christmas day. Merry Christmas!
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Dear Marian - delighted to hear that you had a lovely visit to your parents with all of your family. Enjoy the rest of the Christmas holiday and the New Year celebration to come. I have enjoyed all of our exchanges throughout 2012, and value our blogging friendship.

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  7. Dear Rosemary,
    I feel your happiness .. what more could one have.. our children grandchildren and presents made by hand..
    I love your bag..
    pleased that your christmas day was a happy one.
    My christmas too was delightful. 27 around our christmas table.. Laughter, joy, catching up.. seeing my children
    loving and smiling with one another..
    A blessed time.
    Happy boxing day to you and yours Rosemary.
    your blogging friend.. val

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    1. Dear Val - so pleased that you had such a happy family day - one to treasure. 27 is a huge number to cater for, my mind boggles at the amount of food, dishes, and cutlery for so many people.
      Luckily the weather has turned mild here, so no opportunity for snowy photos at the moment. Off to Norway in the New Year but my son says the snow has melted there.
      Have another lovely day with your family Val♥

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  8. Dear Rosemary - First of all, I have to comment that you have a beautiful family — one need only look at those eyes to see the lovely personalities behind them. And then of course, I'm continually impressed with what a creative clan you are! I hope you're having a wonderful reunion(s)!

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    1. Dear Mark - the creativity is ongoing at this moment from the visiting clan. My son is doing a linocut, grandson is making origami, the girls are reading whilst their mum is crocheting. I shall miss them all when they leave tomorrow.

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  9. Hello Rosemary, Lucky you, you not only got a hand-made present, but also one of his best designs.

    Have a good trip, and looking forward to your Norway pictures--snow or no snow.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Hello Jim - I spoke to my son on Skype and at the moment the snow in Norway has all melted, but who knows.
      I was delighted with my bag which they did themselves. Apparently you can buy some fabric transfer paper which goes through the computer printer in the normal way, and then you just iron the design on to the material. They also gave me a gorgeous life size bronze acorn.

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  10. I am glad you had such a Happy Christmas with your family. We did too. Much quieter than usual but that made it better I think.

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    1. Dear Olive - we have been severn for 5 days. I alway worry that I might have too little food, but of course we have far too much. H and I will be eating turkey curry etc until the New Year.
      Sometimes a quieter, please yourself Christmas can be very nice for a change especially as, I think you said, CC will be away next Christmas

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  11. What a lovely gift and wonderful presentation! And your sunset photo is lovely. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the year as we slide into 2013 :)

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    1. Some of the skies we have had lately have been beautiful - looking forward to seeing your photos and thoughts in 2013.

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  12. A lovely time, thank you, Rosemary, though we didn't have your glorious sky. I'm glad your day was so happy.

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    1. I am sure you had a happy time with your family and grandchildren - the weather is very strange, one minute glorious winter sunshine, the next a rainswept landscape.

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  13. Looks wonderful.... time spent with family, there is nothing to beat it! A very happy (if slightly late) Christmas to you Rosemary!

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    1. Hope your day was filled with happiness and laughter.

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  14. Lovely post.........beautiful handmade gifts and wrapping, I love them all, love creativity.

    Yes, you're right, it is Hesketh Crescent and the Osborne Hotel is in the center - we've stayed here annually since the family home was sold and really like the apartment we rent overlooking the bay........even in the rain!!!

    Happy New Year - may it be the best ever.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. The crescent must be lovely at this time of year, that is when the rain disappears over the horizon. We have friends who have a timeshare in the crescent, and have stayed several times.
      Glad that you are having a happy trip back to your homeland.

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