Saturday, 19 December 2015

Happy Christmas

The cases are packed
The gifts are wrapped
The cards have all been posted and
a holly wreath decks the front door.
My sincere hope to you all is that you enjoy
a wonderful Christmas,
wherever you may be.
Thank you for your warm friendship,
 and the thoughtful exchanges we have shared over the past year
linocut Robin courtesy youngest son

42 comments:

  1. I wish you a verry good Christmastime, and a good and healthy 2016.

    Greetings,
    Inge, my choice

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  2. Wishing you a Christmas Merry and Bright and may the New Year be blessed with Health, Joy and Delight.
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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  3. My only wish for you on this new year is that May God give you the best of health so that you can prosper in every single endeavour of your life! Best Wishes ! Olympia.

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  4. Best wishes to you, too, friend!!!

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  5. Hello Rosemary, Very Happy Holidays for you and your family.
    --Jim

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  6. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

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  7. Wherever you reopen those suitcases for your Christmas celebration, I hope you and your family have a blessed and wonderful time dear Rosemary.
    Thank you for sharing so much beauty from around this amazing planet yet again this year. Next year? Who knows where we will find ourselves, hopefully still standing in awe at something historic and wondrous, or a spectacular, natural beauty only Nature can built and paint. All is inspiring and raises our curiosities, all will, we hope, remain standing for the generations to come, and we pray they get to view them in a safe and peaceful world.

    Christmas blessings, see you in the New Year.
    Hugs - Mary

    P.S. Your son made such a beautiful wreath - an English robin is always such a beautiful image for Christmas.

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  8. Dear Rosemary. I have enjoyed following your journeys throughout the year , wishing you and your dear ones a wonderful Christmas !

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  9. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. I've so enjoyed reading your blog this year.

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  10. Dear Rosemary,
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, together with your family.
    I have so enjoyed all your wonderful posts throughout the year.. always and ever so interesting.
    with love Val xxxx

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  11. Thank you Rosemary. I always enjoy your blog, and will look forward to more posts after Christmas. Have a lovely festive season!

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  12. Thank you Rosemary. I enjoy reading your blog and appreciate your blog friendship. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.

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  13. Happy Christmas to you to. Looking forward to your 2016 posts.

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  14. Warmest wishes for Christmas and the new year Rosemary.

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  15. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and, most importantly, Healthy 2016. I look forward to following your posts next year.

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  16. I so enjoyed your travels through ancient history and art this almost past year Rosemary, hope you continue sharing the beauty in this world coming year with us too.
    Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016!

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  17. Very much enjoyed your travels this year, Rosemary. And guess what, I'm actually doing a bit of traveling myself this Christmas time. Going to North Carolina to visit my daughter, her hubby and my grandchildren. Can't wait to see them. (They moved down there in August and it seems as if I haven't seen them in AGES!) So Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Rosemary. Safe travels and God bless.

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  18. It's been a pleasure Rosemary. Have a very Happy Christmas.

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  19. Thank you Rosemary, and I wish you and your family a most wonderful and special Christmas too. I always eagerly anticipate your blog posts and receive much enjoyment from your travels, both to Turkey and locally. You always find much of interest, and the photographs are always beautiful. All the best for a safe and happy new year, and I look forward to your new posts for 2016.

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  20. A wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family, Rosemary - and thank you for all your delightful blog! Britta xxx

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  21. You are already ready, great for you. (I'm not still ...)
    I wish you very Merry Christmes and Happy New Year.

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  22. You are so well prepared, Rosemary. I enjoyed accompanying you to the places I’ve never been to in person through the year. Wish you a heart-warming Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year.

    Yoko

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  23. Thank you and each other Merry Christmas.

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  24. Dear Rosemary,

    Thank you for your warm friendship too! Wishing you and your husband a wonderful time. Merry Christmas!

    Madelief x

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  25. Dear Rosemary, Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas too and thank you for your warm friendship and support over the years. Sarah x

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  26. Thank you for brightening my year with your wonderful posts. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. x

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  27. Rosemary,

    it is always a treat to visit your wonderful blog. Have a safe trip and Happy Christmas to you. janey

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  28. Dear Rosemary,

    Thank you for a wonderful year, all beautiful and inspiring posts and most of all for friendship and your always warming and kind comments. You're a star sweet Rosemary.♥

    Happy Christmas!

    Charlie
    xx

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  29. HAPPY CHRISTMAS Rosemary...
    Warm hug from Titti

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  30. Dear Rosemary,
    Thank YOU! You are an inspiration. I've discovered so many new plants and places thanks to your posts. Warm wishes for a beautiful and bright Christmas!
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  31. Merry Christmas to you and your family dearest Rosemary!
    Love, Olympia

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  32. Merry Christmas Rosemary from the other side of the world. Val.

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  33. Dear Rosemary,

    Merry Christmas, to you and your family, happy holidays and best wishes for good health and happiness for 2016.
    Thank you for your friendship and all you have shared.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  34. Thank you for your good wishes for Christmas. A little late to wish the same for you, but I hope you have enjoyed the day and that you had the company of family. I love your pretty Christmas wreath. Did you paint the robin yourself?

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  35. Just noticed that your son is responsible for the pretty robin - lovely.

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  36. Your gifts have come to me regularly all year long - and they have been cherished, Rosemary!
    Wishing you and all of your family the best and brightest in the New Year!!!

    Mary in Oregon

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  37. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2016 xxx

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  38. I am so happy to have discovered your blog! Hope your Christmas was everything you wanted it to be. I am looking forward to more vicarious travels in 2016! Happy New Year!

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