Friday, 21 December 2012

Happy Christmas Everyone

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year, but from tomorrow the days will gradually get longer - what a lovely thought.
This is my last post in the run up to Christmas and the New Year. Sending you all my warmest wishes for both a Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your friendship and thoughtful comments throughout the year. 

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  1. Ι wish you a Merry Christmas and may this festival bring abundant joy and happiness in your life!
    Olympia

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    1. Have a wonderful time with your family Olympia, and look forward to connecting with you next year.

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  2. Hello Rosemary, I wish you a very happy and enjoyable Holiday season. Jim

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    1. Have really enjoyed our exchanges this year Jim - enjoy the festive break.

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  3. A very happy Christmas to you and yours, Rosemary and all the very best for the New Year. I love the fact that in the depths of winter the days begin to lengthen again.

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    1. Looking forward to our continued friendship Perpetua, and take care on your travels. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

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  4. Sending you greetings for a very peaceful Christmas and in the coming new year. Looking forward to our blog friendship after the festive season.

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    1. Dear Linda - have a lovely Christmas, and I too look forward to our continued blog friendship.

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  5. Beautiful images of Christmas, Rosemary. Best wishes for a happy and joyful Christmas and for the New Year. It has been a pleasure meeting you in the land of blogs! Patricia

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    1. Dear Patricia - if all the world blogged I am sure that it would be a much happier place. Sending you joyous Christmas wishes, and look forward to our continued friendship next year.

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  6. Dear Rosemary,
    Wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    See you next year.
    Mette

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    1. Dear Mette - enjoy your Christmas time with family, I shall be in your homeland at the beginning of January. Take care.

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    2. Have a great trip to Stavanger!
      Wish we could meet once, when your visiting Stavanger in the warmer months.
      Take care you too.

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    3. I shall literally be there for 4 days only, so hope the snow doesn't do its worst.

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  7. Dear Rosemary, have a wonderful Christmas !!! Best wishes for the New Year !!!

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    1. Dear Dani - it has been lovely connecting with you this year, and I have really enjoyed seeing your wonderful photos.

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  8. Dear Rosemary,
    I send my best wishes for a joyous Christmas for you and your family. I hope the new year brings health and happiness to you all and look forward to reading your wonderful posts in 2013!

    Warm regards,
    Erika

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    1. Dear Erika - I send my warmest Christmas and New Year regards to you and your family. I have really enjoyed reading your posts on a subject that I am not familiar with but which I am finding so interesting to learn about.

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  9. Dear Rosemary, It has been such a pleasure to get to know you. I have so enjoyed your beautiful photography and well researched blog posts. Your snowman collage is my favorite, but then I also like every other image realizing how much work went into them. I recognize each PicMonkey feature and must give you the "Picture Publishers Award" for ingenuity. And you are correct; if everyone blogged this would be a much happier place.
    From the bottom of my heart I wish you and your family a very joyous Christmas.
    ox, Gina

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    1. My dear Gina - It feels as if I have known you for such a long time, and yet, it must be less than a year. First of all I want to say how greatly influenced I have been in my own endeavours by your posts which always remind me of a glorious still life painting. Also a big thank you for introducing me to 'pickmonkey' an addictive but also useful site don't you think?
      Wishing you and Gene my warmest best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
      We are off to the land of the midnight sun at the beginning of January so hoping that the snow doesn't bring any difficulties for us.
      Take care and enjoy♥

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  10. Rosemary, Merry Christmas and A Prosperous New Year to you and your family. Thank you for reading my blog and for your wonderful comments. It is also fun to have known you through your blog. Take care, Pamela

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    1. Dear Pamela - Happy Christmas and good New Year to you and may all of your hopes be realised. It is lovely connecting with so many wonderful friends, such as yourself, throughout the world.

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  11. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Rosemary. I, too, so love your wonderful posts, so often incredibly informative, and always, always beautiful to look at. These images are gorgeous. Fondest wishes to you and yours, and thankyou for all your support this year....blogging friends are amazing. Jx

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    1. Dear Janice - my life has been enriched in so many ways that I never dreamt of. I never imagined that you could connect in such a meaningful way and make so many bogging friends.
      Sending you my warmest greetings, and may the difficulties of the last few weeks ease as we travel into and through 2013.
      Take care Janice♥

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  12. Dear Rosemary -
    Many thanks for sharing all your lovely posts and fantastic photographs in 2012! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! And a beautiful and bright New Year ahead ~
    Warmly,
    Loi

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    1. Dear Loi - I have really enjoyed our exchanges during 2012 and seeing your wonderful interiors.
      Have a happyl Christmas with Tom and all of your family. I am off to Norway for the first few days of the new year but look forward to catching up with you again on my return.

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  13. Great work! That must have taken you ages to do. I love them all.

    Happy Christmas, Rosemary! All the best in the New Year.

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    1. Have a wonderful Christmas yourself Marie - I have loved seeing you images during the year. It is always interesting to see what you have photographed. Enjoy the New Year.

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  14. You have been creative! Love the images you made!
    Many, many merry greetings for Christmas to you and your family and a very happy 2013. So glad I discovered your blog last year. It's always a treat to visit here.
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Dear Marian I am delighted that I found you too. I always enjoy seeing your very creative photos. Enjoy the Christmas season with your family, and look forward to connecting with you in 2013.

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  15. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013.

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    1. Enjoy your Christmas Susan - I wonder if you will be visiting with your husband or have friends with you? Whatever you do have a happy time.

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  16. Dear Rosemary,i love your wonderful posts and enjoyed your beautiful photographie!I'm so glad i met you!Love your Christmas greating cards!
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
    Take care!
    Dimi..

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    1. Dear Dimi - you are always so very generous with your comments which I have really appreciated over the short time that I have known you. Glad you like the cards which I made on picmonkey.
      Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very happy New Year.

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  17. That's a lot of Christmas cards. Merry Christmas.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. I was being creative on picmonkey Filip, anyone would think that I hadn't anything better to do, for example making some mince pies would be a good idea.

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  18. A lovely post, dear Rosemary! I like the last pictures a lot - that drop is poetic! Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a wonderful and happy New Year! Thanks for all your very valuable and interesting and lovely documented posts! Christa

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    1. Dear Christa - it has been lovely getting to know you over the past year. I find your pictures delightful and enjoy dropping in on you.
      Have a very special time with your family, and look forward to connecting with you again in the New Year.

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  19. Dear Rosemary, I too have enjoyed your lovely posts, since I started following your blog during the year. Thank you for your always kind comments on my blog.
    Good wishes to you and your family for a wonderful time together during this season of good cheer and look forward to more informative and beautiful posts in the coming year.
    Kind regards, Betty

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    1. Dear Betty there is no better tonic in the world than looking at your glorious garden photos on a grey gloomy day in Britain.
      Have a wonderful Christmas with all of your family.

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  20. The red frosted leaves are stunning Rosemary. Have a very blessed Christmas.

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    1. Dear Karen - sending you and your beautiful family a joyous Christmas time and a happy New Year.

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  21. What beautiful images.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours. A trip to Norway and snow sounds a good way to bring in the New Year.

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    1. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas too, and may the New Year be all that you hope for.

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  22. Dear Rosemary,thankyou also for your support of my own blogging throughout 2012, it is much appreciated. In response to your question about pruning the olives. It is indeed something you need to learn and we have been taught over the years by the locals.
    Meanwhile I wish you a wonderful Christmas season and hope you will have time to call by and listen to the music on News From Italy over the holidays.

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    1. Enjoyed getting to know you Lindy and learn more about your life in Italy. My Christmas greetings to you and yours♥

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  23. Joyeux Noel, Rosemary: what a beautiful collection of greetings. I have had a lovely year reading Where Five Valleys Meet. Thanks for all the things I have learned, and the visual feasts you have laid on so regularly.

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    1. Dear Kate - I am continually charmed by your delightful family and of course not forgetting the antics of Macaulay and Clive.
      Wishing you, Phil, Maddie & Felix a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for your family in the New Year.

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  24. Dear Rosemary,

    I wish you and H and very merry Christmas and holiday in Norway. I enjoy your blog so much, and it's been a delight exchanging comments with you throughout the year. I wish you and your creative family all the best in 2013.

    Mark

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    1. Dear Mark - H and I both send you our very best wishes for a Happy Christmas.
      It was mainly you and Kate (who has commented above you) that set me on the road to blogging almost 18 months ago.
      I have learnt so much from your blog with its beautiful presentation and enjoy our exchanges too.
      I expect that you will be spending time with your family. Our youngest son and family arrive tomorrow, just hope I have enough food until next Thursday. A quick clear up after they have left, and then as you mention we are off to Norway to be with eldest son and family.

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  25. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..I like your graphics :)

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    1. Happy Christmas to you and yours - look forward to connecting with you in 2013

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  26. I wish you a Merry Christmas!!!
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    …………….♥ Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Happy Christmas to you and good New Year 2013

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  27. A very, very Happy Christmas and New Year to you too Rosemary.

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    1. Enjoy your Christmas with your family Paula, and look forward to connecting with you in 2013.

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  28. Rosemary, I'm so happy to see those red, sugar-tipped leaves make their return as a Christmas card, they couldn't be more perfect! Wishing you and your family a happy, cozy Christmas and a bubbly-as-champagne New Year's Eve!

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    1. Dear Rosemary - I have enjoyed exchanging comments and views with you over the past few months so much. I am sure that you will have a wonderful Christmas with your family. I have just escaped mine for a few minutes, they are playing cards, reading and some are drinking mulled wine.
      Look forward to meeting up with you again in 2013 ♥

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  29. Rosemary, Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas too and thank you for all your comments. I shall enjoying seeing more of your wonderful photography and picking up such interesting facts next year.
    Sarah x

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    1. Dear Sarah - so glad that we met - enjoy Christmas with your family and look forward to visiting you in 2013.

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  30. Have a wonderful Christmas Rosemary.
    Our days are getting shorter........it happened so quickly! x

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    1. Great Christmas to you and yours too - isn't the world amazing. I am so much more aware of the changes going on in the world since I have been blogging. The seasons now seem to rush by, we even have bulbs in the garden rapidly shooting their way out of the ground.

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  31. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Rosemary, full of the yummiest food, great company and oodles of laughs. I am already looking forward to seeing what the new year will bring in your blog. Merry Christmas & a happy new year to you! Paul :)

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    1. Dear Paul - enjoy your Christmas, I suspect that you deserve a long leisurely rest with little elves and fairies waiting on you hand and foot.
      I too look forward to seeing where 2013 takes you and the adventures that ensue.

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