Happy New Year 2015

Thanks to all my followers and virtual blogging friends for visiting my blog this year and liking and/or commenting so often. It has been a delight to get to know you and visit your blogs and I have enjoyed your company. It is this community spirit that makes blogging so worth while and I hope to see many of you in the New Year 🙂

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I was lucky enough to meet two blogging friends this year in Australia which was so exciting! Thank you M-R for your delightful and interesting company and the lunch/brunch and thank you dear Meg for your hospitality in the south.  A most enchanting region and one I hope to return to some day. It felt as though I was meeting up with old (OK less of the old) friends.

I shall leave you this year with a collage of some of my favourite photos from New Zealand, a country I have wanted to visit for a very long time and finally did! And of course, my youngest grandson, Lorenzo, who was my raison d’être for visiting the Antipodes.

Happy New Year everyone, wishing you many happy, safe travels in 2015!

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

42 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2015”

  1. 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 2015

    1. I want to see more of NZ so I shall have to endure that horrid flight at least once more! I do miss that cute smile, but have lots of photos of him to enjoy. This year is my ‘find a house’ year Jo. I need to put down some roots.

        1. Not near at hand 🙂 Just watched the Sydney fireworks courtesy of The Telegraph. Did you see them? Looking forward to London’s effort.

        2. Sydney always puts on a good show, but it is so busy and impossible to get out of the city afterwards, apparently! But that’s probably the same in any city.

  2. I will still be around in 2015 Jude, all being well.
    My best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and the OH, and all the family too. As always, Pete. x

    1. I shall look forward to our chats Pete, and reading more about life in the country. HNY to you and Julie and Ollie – stay safe and warm 🙂

    1. I loved NZ H, I wasn’t sure that I would as you hear so much about the south island and touristy places and I knew I wasn’t visiting those areas. What can I say? I fell in love. With my delightfully cute grandson and with NZ. See you next year – though I guess it already is for you guys!

    1. and you MrsC. I hope you post more next year, I have missed your phenomenal sense of humour (oh and thank you for introducing me to Wither Hills SB – our Tesco now stocks it and I remembered your recommendation)

  3. It has been a pleasure to discover you in the blogging community this year. Thank you for sharing your world with your amazing photographs!! Looking forward to more in 2015 … happy new year!! 🙂

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