1 Jan 2018

Happy New Year

Here are a few photos chosen from the many taken over the Christmas period when our daughter came to stay. We gathered together with some of the family members who could come to our home for the day on the 26th and enjoyed Christmas Day at our local daughter's home.


The evening before our daughter went back to her home in Berkshire she cooked a delicious meal of lasagne, which we had with a mixed salad, and with a starter of melon and prosciutto.


We had more snow which lasted for a few days and then on New Year's Eve the sun came out and there was an opportunity to go into the garden and do some more tidying up.  Mr. P hung up a bird feeder full of seeds that one of the grandsons had given us and hopefully we'll see some more birds in our garden.
We had many lovely Christmas gifts from friends and family including flowers, fruit, an indoor pot plant, books and a food hamper.  It's good to see the shoots appear from bulbs that were planted in small pots in November.  


Yesterday evening we saw the new year in at home as usual, this year just the two of us, and watched the BBC broadcast of the firework display from London's Thames Embankment. This evening we shall go to our local daughter's home for an evening dinner and a time together.



Thank you for your good wishes sent recently.
Sending my love and wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful new year 2018.

24 comments:

  1. Time spent with family is always a celebration, even if it's a small group. Happy New year.

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  2. Happy and colourful New Year to you and your dearest, Linda!

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  3. My eyes went right to the lasagna in the first photo, i started to drool. i do love pasta of any kind and gave it up last January. i hope to add it back maybe once a week or month when i reach my goal. your holiday sounds good to me and i enjoyed all your photos. they tell the story in picture form. Wishing you a blessed new year

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  4. Another lasagna fan here too - so pleased that you had a wonderful family Christmas - we did the same as you last evening, and not too late to bed. Health and happiness to you both in 2018.

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  5. It sounds like a lovely Christmas celebrating with family. We were on our own for New Year's Eve too, Daniel had gone home after Christmas and Eleanor was in Sheffield with her boyfriend. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2018.

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  6. We had lasagne between Christmas and New Year too. It sounds as if you have had a lovely, quiet, family Christmas. Best wishes for the New Year:)

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  7. Happy New Year to you and your family. Isn't so great to see the bulbs pushing through.

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    1. Oh dear - meant to say 'isn't it' - what a difference a word (or a missing word) makes.

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    2. It's good to hear from you Molly.

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  8. Sounds like you had some nice gatherings over the Christmas and New Year season! A very happy New Year to you and yours!

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  9. Sounds perfect. Weren't the fireworks good this year, of course it totally passed me by that most of the music was by female artists! Wishing you a very Happy New Year. x

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  10. Happy New Year Linda. Looks like you had a great Christmas and yes it was very cold here too!!! Have a great week :)

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  11. I enjoyed your pictures so very much. You look very happy and I wish you a happy new year.

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  12. Awesome pictures... Looks as if you and the family had a wonderful holiday season....

    Happy 2018..... I pray for good health and lots of joy for you and your loved ones.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your dear family. I wish you all the best for the New Year! Pat xx

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  14. Sounds like some wonderful gatherings creating lovely memories. Best wishes for 2018.

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  15. A beautiful gathering and lovely gifts too! The lasagna dinner looked scrumptious. It is amazing to me that you can have snow and then in a few days go out and work in the garden. The ground is very frozen solid here now. God bless you in this new year!

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  16. Lovely photos... Happy New Year! Jx

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  17. The older I get, the less I care about having a New Year's Eve celebration. We usually just have a couple of friends over or go to there house and pop our champagne early because we don't want to have to finish a bottle of wine after midnight due to our advanced ages! Looks like you've had a lovely holidays!

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  18. Dear Linda,

    Happy New Year to you and your family and looks like you have been enjoying some lovely days with the family. Enjoyed seeing your photos.
    Best wishes for a wonderful 2018 with good health and happiness.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. Oh I thought I had already left a comment. Thanks for sharing this special time of year with us. Happy New Year to you.

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  20. What a lovely post, looks like you all had a wonderful time. All the very best to you and yours. Have a happy, healthy 2018.xxx

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  21. It looks and sounds as if your Christmas was great!
    My good wishes for 2018.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Merry christmas dear friend!

    i can imagine your happiness when your daughter visited you :) this is so nice that you have one of your daughter living near you so you can visit her any time,

    loved these wonderful family photos and how great that finally sun wellcomed new year and you got opportunity to visit ,enjoy and tiding .
    my heartiest best wishes to you my friend!

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