Sunday, December 22, 2013

Season's Blessings

Just a shortie before Christmas. I thought readers might enjoy a break from my usual ramblings, so here are some images of the Oude Haven at Christmas time, when many of the boats are adorned with lights. I think you'll agree it's a pretty enough sight for anyone.





Here's wishing you a lovely festive season, whatever your persuasion, and a peaceful, positive and prosperous 2014. But most of all I hope you have heaps of fun and pleasure in whatever you are doing because that's what life's about, and if it isn't, it should be :-)

17 comments:

  1. And the same to you, Valerie. Thank you for all your wonderful support to me as both blogger and novelist; it has been unstinting. Good luck for the launching of Vereeniging in 'Harbour Ways'. Wishing the best for you in 2014. :)

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  2. It looks really pretty Val. I too like Christina want to thank you for all your comments and tweets and Facebook posts,they mean a lot to me. Have a lovely Christmas.

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  3. Have a great Christmas, Val - see you on the other side!

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  4. Chrstina and Anne, I feel the same. We have a wonderfully supportive internet community here, and I am grateful and happy to be part of it. Wishing you both a lovely Christmas and New Year with love from the wetlands!

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  5. Thanks Jo, I didn't see you there! Have a lovely rest with your family!

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  6. Lovely pics of the Oude Haven, and now I am reading your book, I can place it in context, too. Have a great Christmas and I am glad we met this year in Blogland!

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  7. Hi Val - I always used to love seeing the decorated boats, buoys et al in the harbour at Newlyn, just outside Penzance .. and Mousehole!!

    Enjoy your time .. and so these bring memories back for me .. cheers Hilary

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  8. Thank you, Patricia! I'm glad it helps you place everything, and yes, I'm also glad we met in Blogland. Merry Christmas to you!

    Hilary, Lovely to know these bring back memories for you too. I didn't know they decorated the boats down there in Cornwall. It really is very pretty. I love to see them all lit up. Have a lovely Christmas and I hope 2014 is a good year for you and all of us!

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  9. Val, it's been lovely hooking up with you this year. I hope we can continue swapping posts in the New Year. I wish you a wonderful Christmas time and all the best for 2014.
    I am very happily touring Spain at the moment. D

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  10. Thank you for your lovely Christmas greetings, Val, and the atmospheric photos. I hope you and yours enjoy your watery holiday season, and look forward to your postings in 2014!

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  11. Thank you, Jenny! Absolutely the same to you!

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  12. They are far more pleasing to the eye than certain houses around here decked with reindeer! Happy Christmas and let's drink to a healthy and happy new year x

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  13. Thanks for your blessings on my 50 States of Pray blog-hop ... I hope you're safe and dry, we are here .. but some not - I'm just glad I'm in situ ...

    Happy christmas and New Year - Hilary

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  14. Ros, they are lovely, aren't they?


    Hilary, thank you for the kind thoughts. It's been pretty bad over here, but just wind damage. In my little Zeeland cottage, half my garden wall has collapsed. It was covered in ivy and the wind just ripped at it until a whole section of wall came down. We were safe, but I am very sorry for those who have suffered major destruction and worse. This is a nuisance. a lot of work to repair and a cost, but not life threatening, so I count myself lucky! As for my barge, it's been rocking and rolling, but is otherwise fine! I think of all those poor souls in the Philippines who are left with nothing, or worse.

    Happy Christmas to you both too, and yes, i agree Ros. Lets' all have a healthy and happy new year!

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  15. I love the photos, Val. Beautiful and peaceful.
    Happy Holidays to you. I wish you happiness, health and a Happy new year. I am blessed to have you in my life. xo

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  16. I also love the beautiful photos! They really reflect the spirit of the holidays! Hope your Christmas was as merry and bright! Wishing you all the best in the New Year, Val!

    Julie

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  17. These are really great photos!

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