Monday, 26 December 2016

Boxing Day

Hope that you have all had a happy seasonal holiday whether you celebrated or not
A gift of a pen and ink drawing by one of our granddaughters
and hanging hooks made for us by our grandson
A brisk walk in the winter sunshine followed by an easy meal of leftovers from Christmas Day. Tomorrow we shall be on our own again, but lots of clearing up to keep us busy - take care♡

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  1. Hello Rosemary, I am glad you had a pleasant holiday, and such nice hand-made gifts from your grandchildren. The weekend passed quietly here, as the big celebration is not until Chinese New Year next month.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I shall look forward to hearing about your Chinese New Year next month - the Year of the Rooster, I believe.

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  2. Dear Rosemary, Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration with your family. The gifts from your grandchildren are very special. Immediately I was wondering if the large hand in the pen and ink drawing had a special meaning. The hanging hooks, placed in front of the Morris wallpaper, are extra special... carefully cut out and carefully painted. What treasures.

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    1. Dear Gina - hope you and Mr. G had a lovely time.
      The large hand is just illustrative I believe - big man, big hands.
      You are right about the William Morris design but it is in fact a tablecloth, we haven't got around to putting them up as yet.

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  3. Hi Rosemary,

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. You certainly have talented grandchildren! ;-)

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    1. Hello Catherine - so lovely to have things made for you - it feels much more special. Hope your day was happy too.

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  4. Wonderful gifts and I love that typically English scene. May you have a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2017.

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    1. It is a view looking over the R. Severn towards Wales on the other side.
      May 2017 be a good year for you.

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  5. Talented grandchildren! Both gifts are lovely! Glad you had a nice Christmas.

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  6. Wonderful presents from your grandchildren and a lovely sunny view to enjoy today too! Enjoy those precious moments before they head back home. Sarah x

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    1. Love the gifts Sarah - five have left already and four still to go. I think that I will take my time clearing up, it will help the winter to pass.

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  7. Very talented grandchildren you have and I too have huge messes to get started on tomorrow.

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    1. Yes, loads and loads of washing and tidying up here.

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  8. Beautiful hand made gifts from your grand-children. Your sunny walk looks lovely.

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    1. They had put a lot of time and effort into them which we really appreciated as well as loving them

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  9. You had some beautiful gifts, Imlike that drawing.

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  10. I did and hope you did too. Love your presents.

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    1. So pleased to hear this - yes we love our gifts especially as they were made for us.

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  11. Nice artwork and landscape photograph. Hope you have a Happy New Year as well.

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    1. Wishing you all the very best too - Happy Hogmanay

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  12. Your gifts are of the very best kind - handmade and personal. Leftovers are some of the best things about Boxing Day. We had a lovely Christmas and are still enjoying the holidays.

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    1. So pleased that you had a lovely Christmas Lorrie - enjoy the rest with your family before the return to school.

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  13. What perfect gifts from your talented grandchildren. The birds really made me smile - a woodpecker and a robin, just perfect. I hope you are enjoying the post-Christmas relaxation time - and the leftovers!

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    1. I am very impressed with your British bird knowledge Patricia - make the most of your precious time left with the grandchildren.

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  14. The gifts are indeed lovely.
    Wonderful English scene there.

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  15. You've got some very creative grandchildren, very sweet drawing and awesome hooks !I really envy you the english countryside , so beautiful .

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    1. Ah! but you have lovely landscapes in Italy too - I feel the need to return to Italy again as I have not been for a few years - it is a must for 2017

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  16. Phantastic presents, phantastic walks - a great Christmas, Rosemary!
    And all my best wishes for a Happy New Year! Britta

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    1. Cheers for tomorrow Britta and have a happy day.

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  17. Dearest Rosemary,
    Sounds like you did have some great family time with the three generations! Lovely handmade gifts which are always a lot more sentimental.
    We drove the four hours to Florida for being at Midnight Mass in Jacksonville at the Basilica where the Symphony Orchestra did play with their choir and organist for a heavenly Mozart Mass. That to us was pure Christmas and we quietly walked the 7 minutes through the balmy weather, to our Hyatt Regency for only $ 90 (a steal for such accommodation!). It's only the two of us in this continent and we've never done any gift-giving. We used to do that back in The Netherlands for St. Nicholas on the 5th or 6th (children, early morning...) of December, with poems about the receiving person, highlighting the past year.
    Fond memories!
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette - that sounds such a delightful way to spend Christmas, so pleased that you had a lovely time.
      I don't like the commercialisation that surrounds Christmas, and am much happier to received gifts made and given with love. One of my other granddaughters gave us a food box of goodies all made by herself and her boyfriend.
      A peaceful and happy New Year to you both♡

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  18. I wish you a peaceful and happy New Year!

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    1. New Year greetings to you too Giga

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  19. What absolutely wonderful presents, Rosemary. May I wish you and your family a very HAPPY NEW YEAR as well. Take good care and thank you again for your beautiful blog.

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    1. New Year greetings to you too Yvette and look forward to seeing your posts in 2017

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  20. Wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year with lots of wonderful photography moments. I always enjoy your photos, art and history in your blogposts.

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    1. Thank you Janneke - hope the New Year is both a happy and healthy one for us all.

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  21. You have talented grandchildren Rosemary. So glad you had a lovely Christmas and now I wish you and your family all the very best in the new year 2017. I've enjoyed reading your creative and interesting blog over the last year and have appreciated your blog friendship.

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  22. You are so blessed with such priceless presents created by such talented artists, Rosemary. Nice to know you had a lovely Christmas.

    Yoko

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