Friday 20 December 2013


I was really interested to read all your thoughtful comments on my previous post - thank you
With less than a week to go this is my final post until after Christmas - may you all have a wonderful and joyous festive season wherever you are and whatever your plans may be.
When I first began blogging just over two years ago, I never imagined that I would experience and feel such a strong connection to the many friends made here in this space. I have been profoundly touched by so many of you during this past year - sharing in your pleasures and happiness, but also your sorrows and grief. I have been moved in ways that I never would have expected. For several of you 2013 has been a year of great sadness - some of you have been ill or are coping with illness within the family, and a few have suffered the terrible loss of a loved one; your courage and strength fills me with admiration - a salutary example to many of us.


  1. Dear Rosemary, your words touch me too! May you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends and I am thankful that I have discovered you and your blog - it is so enriching! Happy days! Christa

  2. What a nice words Rosemary.
    I wish you a verry good Christmas time with youre family and friends.
    And I'am glad that you found my blog, and I found you...youre posts are always verry interesting, so I'am learning from you.
    I'am hopping that we are still blogging for a long time.
    Also I wish you the best for 2014.
    Enjoy the Season.

    Warm winter Greetings,
    Inge, my choice

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Rosemary. The pleasure has been mine to find you and your beautiful blog.

  4. Beautiful Christmas greetings, Rosemary. I wish you and H a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Blogging friendships are very real and precious.

  5. Beautiful words, Thank you very much, I feel you are also part of my life.



  6. And a merry Christmas to you as well. I have enjoyed reading your blog posts. May you have many more years of blogging. I find it a wonderful outlet of sharing and meeting new people from around the world.

  7. Thank you, Rosemary. I appreciate our blog friendship. Your blog posts are always most informative and enjoyable. May you and your loved ones have a very peaceful time over the Christmas period and a good New Year.

  8. I like your artwork...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Rosemary.

  9. Thank you dear, your kind thoughts and words are the greatest gift for Christmas............please come back refreshed after the holidays and share more loveliness, color, and interesting stories with us. Meanwhile enjoy each moment and have a beautiful Christmas.

    Thankful for your friendship.
    Hugs - Mary

  10. Dear Rosemary,

    I wish you, H and your family a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2014!


  11. Warm wishes to you dear Rosemary, blogging with you has been such an enriching experience.

  12. Hello Rosemary, It is we who have been honored with another year of your gracious and beautiful posts.

    A very happy Holidays to you and your family.

  13. Dear Rosemary - Warm greetings for a joyful holiday season! Merry Christmas to you and yours!! Cheers, Loi

  14. It has been a real pleasure to find your blog this year Rosemary. I've enjoyed following you on your travels and learnt a lot too. I hope you have a very Happy Christmas.

  15. Happy Christmas to you Rosemary

  16. Thank you for your beautiful words Rosemary. I am so glad I found your blog, for your posts are always so very interesting reading framed with the most beautiful pictures. I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  17. Dear Rosemary,

    Such a beautiful and thoughful post! I feel fortunate to have a blogfriend like you.

    Wishing you and your family all the best for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Madelief x

  18. Also a super Christmas for you and your family.


  19. Happy Christmas, Rosemary! I'm looking forward to more wonderful posts from you in the coming year. Greetings from Manitoba, Canada.

  20. I always enjoy reading your posts, Rosemary, even if I dont leave a comment very often.
    May I also wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family!!!

  21. Thank you Rosemary, for beautiful images and touching words. Your blog is always fascinating, and I am so glad I found your blog and that you visit mine, too. It is a wonderful and enriching experience to connect with others throughout the world; I have learnt much and enjoyed the friendships too. Wishing you and H all the joys and blessings of Christmas with family and a happy new year in 2014!

  22. Dear Rosemary. Wishing you a lovely Christmas Holiday and all the best for you and your family. I am the one to thank YOU for all your wonderful posts throughout the year, interesting and inspiring. xo

  23. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,dear Rosemary!It's always a joy reading your posts!
    Happy holidays to you and your family!

  24. May you have a Merry Christmas and all that you would wish yourself for 2014. I really enjoy your posts.

  25. I hope your Christmas is a peaceful and happy one, Rosemary. I love the cards. Did you create them? If so I would guess you are a professional artist - I specially like the one with the trees.

  26. Lovely words Rosemary and I agree with you about blogging bringing a host of lovely people into our lives. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New year.
    Patricia x

  27. Our dear Lord's blessings to you and Mr.H Rosemary.
    You cannot know how I look forward to reading your posts.. you have given me such strength through blogging. I have a few tears reading what you wrote.. It is so true.. I have met people I dont know, and feel a connection to them.all. I have made such wonderful friends.
    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas ..together with all your loved ones.
    Thank you for all your kind and generous comments.. so much appreciated.
    love val xxxxx

  28. Dear Rosemary, Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas too! Your words are so true. I started blogging 2 years ago today and have met so many lovely people.. Thank you for your inspiration, encouragement and friendship. Sarah x

  29. Happy Happy Holidays to you too!!!!!!
    Love your blog, keep up all the wonderful posts!!


  30. Have a very happy time over the holidays. Joyeux Noël !

  31. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Rosemary!

  32. Dear Rosemary, Thank you for your informative and beautiful posts throughout the year. I have enjoyed them so much.
    May you and your loved ones share a beautiful Christmas. I look forward to friendship through blogging in 2014.

  33. Rosemary, you are a natural not only on camera but also in designing. My favorite is the third one. Best wishes to the peaceful Christmas with the warmth of family together.


  34. Dear Rosemary,
    I wish you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    From: Bea Cupcake

  35. Dear Rosemary,
    What a lovely post. Your blog is one of the reasons that I am myself now blogging; so I thank you too! AGA and I are in the wilds of Burgundy at present but here I am, checking in on what is happening in the blogging world. A very merry Christmas to you and your family Rosemary. and a prosperous 2014.

  36. Dear Rosemary,
    Lovely designs - I love the second one best.
    Merry Christmas

  37. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

  38. Wonderful words Rosemary, I also had no idea I would make so many wonderful connections two years ago. Your blog is a wonderful inspiration.
    Your silhouette designs reminded me of the work of Jan Pienkowski. I am very fond of his magical collaborations with Joan Aiken.
    Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and New year. I hope your family member didn't have to endure too rough a crossing today. Paul x

  39. Thank you for this beautiful post dear Rosemary, thought provoking words and lovely festive images.
    Blogging has opened up a whole new world to many of us with new friendships formed with like minded souls all over the globe.
    There have been ups and downs for several of my blogging friends too and I have felt their pain in a way I would not have thought possible, of someone I have not met personally. Sorry a bit muddled, it's late and my brain is tired after a long day...

    Our Christmas Day is almost over in New Zealand, we have just spoken to our daughter and her family in France and theirs is just beginning....
    Thank you for your friendship this year Rosemary - Christmas greetings to you and your family!
    Big Christmas hugs

  40. I. Have so enjoyed your beautiful blog....Merry Christmas! Janey

  41. Dear Rosemary , I would like to thank you for this post and your kind words that they touch my heart .
    Also thank you for your blogging friendship ! Merry Christmas to you and all your family .

  42. Your Christmas images here are so beautiful. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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