Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I have scanned a Christmas card we received this year, it is painted by a water-colour artist who lives in our village...... you will see how well she has painted the rock that is featured in my heading banner.

I hope you all had a ‘Happy Christmas’ and I would like to wish all my dear blogging friends a happy and healthy New Year.
Pity I forgot to take off my pinny.
My camera is not working, so I am using pictures taken on Christmas day by Ulreke my SIL

As always on Christmas Day we have daffodils in flower in the village, in fact they were in bloom in November.

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and laboured here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest


Willow said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Marion!

Barbara said...

I am glad you visited and posted Marion. Would you believe it, I was lying in bed this morning wondering if you were OK.

Happy New Year to you both too.
Nice photo in your kitchen but how typical, gent in bow tie and lady in pinny.!

Mountain Mama said...

I'm glad you posted. I have been checking your blog for quite a while and was wondering what had happened to you.

Your friends painting is lovely. I enlarged it to see it better. She does wonderful work.

I am amazed that you have Daffodil's at Christmastime. We had snow. Lots of it!
I like the picture of you in the kitchen. You both look so very happy.
I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Happy New Year my dear Marion!

I wish you and your family a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Isn't it just exciting with a new blank page in the garden calender. I got such a high hopes for a beautiful and bountiful garden in 2009.
Soon Marion, we can start with our seeds and seedlings....

xoxo and cheers/ Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hello Marion, my post disappeared so I'll have a go again.

I Wish you and your family a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Tomorrow it is 2009 and we turn the page. A new blank page in the garden calender, isn't exciting!
I have such a high hope for a beautiful and bountiful garden in 2009....and soon Marion we can start with our seeds and seedlings again.

Lots of Love Tyra

Val said...

Its a wonderful kitchen photo! No need to apologise for the pinny.

I hope you have a happy New Year and its a good year ahead for you and yours.

Betty said...

Dear Friend Marion,
I worked outside yesterday in 70 degree weather and didn't check blogs.....wonderful picture of you and John and I love the poem....you will never know how much my family and I enjoyed the phone calls on Thursday and Friday....made our Christmas so special....

Will write more later....Love, Betty

Kerri said...

That's a lovely photo of you and John, and the pinny adds such a nice touch. I'm glad you left it on :)
How wonderful to have daffs blooming in December.
I hope you had a very merry Christmas. Wishing you joy, good health and many blessings for the new year.
Thank you too for the beautiful Christmas card. We loved hearing from you!
We have about 4 inches of new snow here today!
I hope you get just enough to make the landscape pretty :)

Michelle said...


I stumbled across your blog when you were preparing to visit your friend in the states. I've been enjoying the reading since then and wanted to drop by and wish you a Happy New Year!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

A very Blissful New Year Marion, to you and yours. BTW I'm not sorry you forgot to take off your pinny as it's a very pretty pinny. ;-)

Daffs in flower in November and December, colour me surprised.

Barbara said...

Thank you for your good wishes which I want to return to you too. May 2009 be a healthy, lucky and good year for you. A lot of success and positive surprises in your garden, dear Marion!
Have a good time and enjoy winter!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Happy New Year Marion! Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have an award for you!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Happy New Year, Marion...Great picture of you and John...What is a pinny...an apron? Just wondered..