Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year

Just calling in to wish you all a very, very Happy New Year and to let you know I will be away from my blog until the spring.  I’ve so enjoyed visiting all your blogs this year, and I thank you for visiting me here. Your comments always make me smile and sometimes laugh out loud. More often than not, they make me think and send me off to do more research! I’ve learnt so much from each of you, and I’m immensely grateful to be part of this great big blogging community. Most of all I thank you for your friendship which I value more than you can know.  I hope 2018 brings you all much happiness and love.




Vintage cards from my collection.

57 comments:

  1. Thanks Barbara! It has been a pleasure visiting your blog this year. I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and creative 2018. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie and I wish the same for you.
      Happy New Year.
      Big hugs Barbara

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  2. A very happy New Year to you and yours as well.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog posts. Have a heap of fun, and I look forward to your return in Spring.

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    1. I’ve loved your blog posts too and will have lots to catch up on when I return.
      I hope 2018 brings you everything your heart desires.

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  3. Happy New Year. Thank you for the interesting posts

    Julie xxxx.

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  4. Happy New Year, Barbara! Have a wonderful start to the year. I'm already looking forward to spring to hear of your memory-making adventures. Enjoy!

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    1. Happy New Year Marcia, I will try to make my spring post entertaining for you.
      Thanks for all your visits to my blog I’ve appreciated all of them.

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  5. Good morning dear friend! I hope that your time away until the daffodils, blue hyacinth and tulips rise with praise to the sky will be restful and rejuvenating!

    You are always such a dear to visit my Instagram. Have a sensational break and happy 2018!

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    1. Hello Anita, thank you for your good wishes.
      I always enjoy visiting your Instagram and will look forward to more lovely photos next year.
      Happy New Year.

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  6. Welcome New Year.....
    We look forward to you
    A year of wonderful happiness
    A year of good health
    A year of great success
    A year of incredibly good luck
    A year of continuous fun
    A year of world peace
    Happy New Year 2018!

    I suppose l've enjoyed this Blog over the
    last 100yrs...HeHe! And..you ALL know l'm
    not into books, but, the great thing is
    with your posts Barbara, so cleverly written,
    l can work around them, and make things up as
    l go along...Thankyou! :).

    Sayings..mmmmmM!
    "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us
    to get it right". – Oprah Winfrey-

    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the
    courage to pursue them". – Walt Disney-

    “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
    And next year’s words await another voice.”
    ― T.S. Eliot-


    "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year
    to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'"
    - Alfred Lord Tennyson-

    So..Remember...
    "Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply,
    Speak Kindly" Amen!

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    1. It’s not been a hundred years Willie. It just feels that way sometimes... :-) I thank you for all your visits and entertaining comments. I love that you can make things up (like your New Year poem, which is very good).

      I love the sayings too, thanks Willie you are a treasure.

      I hope your Christmas weekend with family is going well.

      Happy New Year to you all.

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  7. Your blog is a joy, dear Barbara. Wishing you all the best in 2018.
    We'll leave the light on for you.
    Hugs

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    1. That is such a lovely thing to say, thank you Sandra. x

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  8. I will miss your blog! I do wish you an absolutely fantastic visit to Australia -fancy having 2 summers this year! Come back to us with many amusing /interesting stories and photos! Not a tall order- you are a magnet for adventures and photos- i will never forget your badger adventure-just one small example... Sending you BIG (((HUGS)))! See you in the Spring!

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    1. I won't ever forget that either Colleen, it was such a thrill!
      It is so lovely having friends from around the world, and I will miss everyone very much, but I’m looking forward to another summer :-)
      Much love and Happy New Year.

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  9. I'm so very sorry you'll be off blog for the next few months -- although I understand needing a break. I should do that sometime but i can't seem to stop. But you will be very missed by me and many others. Hopefully, your blog will remain up and active so we can revisit some of your wonderful posts and art.

    Meanwhile, sending hugs and wish you a very Happy New Year!

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    1. My blog will still be here Jeanie it’s just me taking a break.
      Thank you for all your visits and comments during 2017, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you, and I will be back to say hello soon.
      Happy New Year to you and your family. Barbara x

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  10. Is it Spring yet??????????

    Since this is the last day of 2017, I want to personally wish you a safe, healthy, and creative New Year and a joyous 2018.

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    1. It will be in three months 😊
      Many thanks for your good wishes and I wish the same for you.
      Happy New Year x

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  11. You will be missed my friend! Your blog is a treasure! I love coming to it!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Happy 2018, filled with dreams coming true! Here's to good health and lots of love!
    Big Hugs!

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    1. I will miss you too although I will try to visit your blog from time to time – it all depends on internet access!
      Thank you so much for the New Year wishes I wish the same for you.
      Happy New Year and Hugs Barbara

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  12. Happy New Year, Barbara. Enjoy your time away. I'm sure it will involve hunting down some more special books to share with us.

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    1. You know me so well Lee!
      Happy New Year I hope 2018 brings you good health and good fortune.

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  13. Enjoy your break! I will look forward to your posts in the spring.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018. It sounds like you are starting it off properly. :)

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    1. It’s definitely time for some R&R, but I will be back to see you in the spring.
      Happy New Year, Barbara

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  14. Have a wonderful break. I look forward to reading your posts when you return. Sending Happy New Year hugs!

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    1. Thank you Darlene, I will look forward to catching up with you soon.
      Happy New Year x

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  15. Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope you have a wonderful 2018 :)

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    1. Thanks Nikki! Happy New Year, see you soon. x

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  16. Hi Barbara,

    I'm grateful for you being part of the amazing blog community and indeed, your wonderful blog posts.

    Looking forward to your return in the season of renewal that be spring.

    A happy, hopeful 2018 to you and your loved ones, Barbara.

    Gary πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks so much Gary. I always enjoy visiting your blog and look forward to new post from you, and I will be over in the spring to see what I’ve missed out on.
      I hope the New Year brings peace and happiness to you, your lovely son and Miss Penny. :-)

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  17. Happy New Year, Barbara! I hope you've had a wonderful start to 2018!

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    1. Thank you Nasreen.
      I hope the New Year brings you much joy.

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  18. Dear Barbara, Happy New Year! Hope you and Terry have recovered from your cold and are raring to go. Thank you so much for all your wonderful posts. I looked forward to your posts eagerly and I am going to miss them very much. Your blog has been a big source of wonderful information and the eye candy has been too good. I wish you and Terry safe and happy travels. Take care and i shall await your return eagerly in the spring. Ah Barbara what are we going to do without your posts!πŸ˜”

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  19. Dear Shashi, thank you so much I will miss you too. I feel quite overwhelmed by your lovely comment thank you for being my friend. Hugs Barbara

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    1. Thanks Sharon and a very Happy New Year to you too! x

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  21. Happy New Year to you, and I'm absolutely thrilled to have met a new friend, Barbara! You've taught me so much, and I wish you lots of smiles and much peace for this year! Hugs...RO

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    1. Oh bless you RO, I feel just the same about you. Happy New Year, hugs Barbara

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  22. Dear Barbara - will miss you until spring - hope you have a lovely start to the New Year. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie, see you in the spring. Hugs Barbara

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  23. Enjoy your time away! I've been absent more than my fair share, and it was good. Wishing you a wonderful break.

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    1. Thanks Crystal. I will look forward to catching up with you in the spring.

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    2. Thanks Crystal. I will look forward to catching up with you soon...

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  24. Thanks Crystal. I will look forward to catching up with you soon.

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  25. I'm slightly late in getting to your blog!

    Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year.
    I always enjoy your blog posts, and look forward to your return in the Spring.
    In the meantime have fun.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  26. Apologies it has taken me quite so long to drop by, blessings to you and yours this coming year.

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  27. Happy New Year and wishing you all the best for 2018!

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  28. Enjoy your long break, dear Barbara! Hope you and Terry have a wonderful time in Australia & NZ!

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  29. I hope 2018 is treating you well. :-)

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  30. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts and words Barbara. Those same good wishes to you and yours. Enjoy your break and your trip and catching up with your loved ones.
    It's always a pleasure to visit you and to receive your kind and thoughtful comments at mine. Hugs, Sue xx

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  31. Ah...Yes, indeed. For old times sake..:) Happy new year, friend! Wishes..

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  32. Just peeking in to let you know I'm thinking about you and hoping all is well! Hugs...RO

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Barbara xx

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