Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Another year...

Well Good Morning Friends
I hope that Christmas went well for all of you and would like to wish you all a very Happy 2013.

My goodness where does time go?  The older I get the quicker it passes..
We had a lovely Christmas here in Raindrops land.

We had red skies

We had blue skies

but most of all we had lots and lots of  Raindrops ...

I did lots of eating
I never seemed to leave this table...

I sat by this fire drinking wine...

I lazed on the sofa watching movies and eating chocolates...
I did a little walking
no I lie,
 I only walked the fields at the back of the house

and now
I am ashamed to admit it  but I have put on 6lb over the last week or so
 so I will be pounding the roads until next year trying to get rid of it!!
My jeans are snug and my tops even snugger!!

But isn't that what Christmas is all about!

I think that Oscar is glad it is all over
he was not impressed with his new Christmas hat
bought for him by lovely daughter
but today the sun is shining, the bulbs on the windowsill are budding

and because the sun is shining it is showing off all the dust..
I started cleaning my dresser, it took me forever but at least one part of the kitchen has had a springclean!
I bought myself some pretty plates in the sales

and so another year has begun.

Thank you all for your wonderful friendship and support
I hope that 2013 will be a good one for all of us.


Gosh it is so long since I did a blog post that I published this one before I had even finished typing!

Laughter is timeless,
Imagination has no age,
And dreams are forever ~TINKERBELL~
  if anyone is interested in participating in  
Green Day it will be back again on Friday 


babs said...

So nice to see a post again. Happy New Year, Fiona!

Jill said...

This is a beautiful montage of your year!

Happy New Year and may you have many blessing, dear Fiona!

Claudia Moser said...

Good to have you back, happy 2013!

Sandra said...

Nice to see you posting again, Fiona!
I enjoyed looking at all the colourful and cheerful images and your lovely Christmas table.
Wishing you a scintillating year, with or without raindrops!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Loved the photos and the thoughts. Happy New Year to you and those you love!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Happy New Year Fiona!

joy said...

Happy New Year Fiona, good to see you back in blogland, Joy x x

Sherry said...

I thought those were Cath Kidston plates before I saw that they were in fact! They're gorgeous!

Oh yes to gaining weight over the holidays -- simply because we don't move about enough -- if we were more active I'm sure it wouldn't be as bad...so here is to refreshing and awakening walks that help to shift the new weight and clear our heads.

Glad to hear that your holidays were so lovely -- wishing you and yours a most spectacular 2013 with many pleasant surprises along the journey. xo

Barbara F. said...

Happy first day of 2013! Happy you are back up and running. Lovely photos as always, Fiona. Yes, eating healthy and moving more must start in earnest for me. xo

Ayu Maselli said...

FIONA......welcome back!
Gosh..,i just have opened my pc...so happy indeed to find your new post.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and happy belated Christmas.
Green day..sure!
beautiful photo as always
cute dog
I love those Provence roses plate-set
I am wishing you all the best.
warmly hug

Giga said...

Dobrze, że Święta się skończyły i już się nie objadasz, bo byś się nie zmieściła w spodnie. Oczywiście żartuję. Czy dostałaś od Mikołaja nowego laptopa ? Myślę, że tak :). Życzę dobrego 2013 roku i pozdrawiam.
Well, the holidays are over and I do not overeat, because you would not fit in my pants. Of course, I'm joking. Did you get a new laptop from Santa Claus? I think so :). Have a good 2013 and greet.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Happy New Year Fiona..
It sounds like your 1st of jan was a good day. The weather looks similar to here.
Your house looks lovely and cosey and I love your new plates.
You must have your computer back now..!!
best wishes

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you are well and happy in Rainbowland.
Lovely budding plants and new dishes.

Eat, drink and be merry is my motto too.. worry about the weight gain later ~:)

Rosemary said...

Poor Oscar - he certainly looks a bit fed up with his lovely outfit.
I had the same dust problem today, the sun is so bright but low in the sky that every little cobweb and bit of fluff was showing. I just decided to forget about it until I feel like starting on the big spring clean.
Glad you have sorted your computer.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm working off a few pounds, too. :)

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Fiona!
Thank you for stopping by and I want to wish you a Happy New Year. I love your photos especially of the horses and Kath Kidson. Welcome back!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful images. Oh Green Day...lucky for you the Panton color for 2013 is EMERALD GREEN...how about that!! Happy New Year to you and yours.....

Jen said...

So much beauty and fun in your pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed them! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona, YOu always have the most fantastic photos. Oscar looks sweet in his outfit.
Look forward to Green Day. Blessings to you in 2013.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- That is too long to wait to post, then! Happy New Year, Fiona- xo Diana

A Well Styled Life said...

So glad you're back Fiona!!
Happy New Year, this is going to be a great one. I love your pictures they are so pretty. Oscar looks adorably miserable in his outfit :)

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

So happy to see ya back :)
Happy New Year.

Lynne said...

I always enjoy a visit from you. Love seeing glimpses of your home and hearth. Oscar no doubt prefers to be in original dress . . . Love your new dishes . . . A "few extras" crept on me in the past days too . . . I am promising mmyself not to complain as I remember how much I enjoyed each and every morsel.

Happy Day and New Year Fiona . . .

Your quote . . . I love . . .
Laughter is timeless,
Imagination has no age,
And dreams are forever ~TINKERBELL~

Ellie said...

Hi Fiona, so nice to be here again :))
It sounds as if you have had a lovely festive period. I too feel as if I've put on some weight - but you are right that's what this time of year is for, isn't it???
I LOVE Tinkerbell's quote - so true :)))
I must get out and take some 'green' pictures for green day.
Take care!!! :)

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year!

all the best in 2013!:)

DIMI said...

Lovely post Fiona!Welcome back!!Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2013, with lots of joy, health, happiness and love!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Fiona,
Happy New Year!!
Glad to hear everything is well with you!! Have a great 2013!
All the Best,

eileeninmd said...

Hi Fiona, glad to see you posting again. Great post, I enjoyed all the pretty photos. I wish you and yours all the best in 2013. Happy New Year!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I was happy your post popped up, Fiona. It looks like a bit of "Sense and Sensibility" was on your movie list; fine choice!

Your lovely ornament is now safely packed away until next Christmas. Perhaps I can link my current post to your Green Day so that everyone knows it went to a good home. There are some balsam fir needles there, if that's enough green to get me into the gathering!


SizzleandZoom said...

I've missed Green Day. This is a wonderful post. I love Oscar all dressed up and your new Kidston plates and your lovely photos around home. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Dear Fiona,
It's so nice to see you back! I'm very glad to have met you in 2012.
Have an amazing new year! :)

flowers on my table said...

Fiona, you were very brave going on the scales, I wouldn't dare! So glad you had a lovely Christmas. I wish you a truly happy and fun-filled 2013, with lots of lovely memories. Oscar looks absolutely gorgeous! Much love to you, Linda xx

Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Fiona
Wonderful photos and I enjoyed your comments too.
I love Oscar's photos he looks so smart even if he wasn't keen on the hat business.

wishing you a very happy New Year!

Amanda xx

Giveaway closes 6th January...early evening

Bia Hain said...

Fiona, que belas imagens de Natal! O chapéu do cão é simplesmente encantador! Minha postagem para o Green day está esperando, na sexta estarei de volta. Um abraço!

Renae said...

Fiona! Such a fun and fulfilling post. Thank you for sharing. Many today are sharing the type. It didn't even dawn on me to do that type, but I am loving the ones I am seeing.

Marlys Folly said...

Happy New Years! Looks like a wonderful holiday season for you... I love your new dishes.

SweetMarie said...

Oscar looks adorable! Your photos are always so lovely. I've got about ten pounds to lose myself! :) Happy New Year!

Pat MacKenzie said...

It's good to see you back Fiona. A happy new year to you. It's nice to see your bulbs sprouting already. Ours won't start till the snow is gone in April.

Chatty Crone said...

Just stopping by to say hello and wish you a Happy New Year! sandie

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

It sounds like you did the holidays up right! I look forward to reading more in the New Year! Best wishes to you!

lambs and ivy designs said...

Happy new year Fiona!
I hope the new year brings lots of sunshine and a quick loss of your new 6 lbs!

Hugs to you and a big hug to Oscar too...he looks so cute !


Renae said...

Fiona! I didn't have a computer for a while either (12-19 to 12-26) and it drove me NUTS!!! Now my sister's is broken. Don't we just hate that feeling of being able to communicate with our blogger dudes?

Thanks for your nice words on my post today!

Love Bears All Things said...

Loved this photo journal of your holidays....
Thanks for stopping by to let me know you're back to blogland....
I've hardly posted at all the last month or two but I think I'm ready to get back to it....I think.
Time does indeed pass quicker the older we get.......I'm so ready for some sunshine...but at least it isn't raining today, just cloudy.
Mama Bear

Ashling said...

Good to see you back, glad your holidays were festive and fun. Happy new year!

Life, Loves...... said...

Bac in action!
Love Oscars xmas outfit!

Ailime said...

Olá Fiona, fico muito feliz em saber que passou um excelente Natal! Adorei as suas fotos! A sua casa, o seu cão, os animais no campo! E os céus lindos! Cá estarei na Sexta feira. FELIZ ANO NOVO. Abraços Ailime (Obrigada pela sua visita)

Heidi said...

Dear Fiona,
Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year. May all your dreams come true.
Glad you are back online.
Take care!

cherry said...

Glad you are back... love the new dishes and the cute Christmas hat..lol

Happy New Year I wanted to let you know that my Blog address has changed. I do hope that you will stop by and rejoin/ continue to follow.
hugs, Cherry


Betty said...

Great to see you back blogging!
Love those bulbs on your window-sill. The lovely perfume of hyacinths and jonquils lift the spirit on cold winter days.
Looking forward to more newsy posts and great images.
Happy days,

inge said...

Fiona so glad you are back it was not the same it gout you. I agree on the weight thing it's detox and an active life for me.

I love Oscars hat

Happy new year to you and your family and every best wish for a happy and healthy 2013

Crafty Gardener said...

Hi Fiona, good to see you back in blogland ... does this mean the end of the computer problems? Oscar looks so cute in his outfit. I'm sure we all put on some extra weight over the holidays. I know I'll have to work at getting rid of it. Glad you had a good holiday.

Pamela Gordon said...

I am now following your blog. I used to check in once in a while when on the PC but forgot to add you to my blog roll on the Mac. ;) Blessings. Pamela

me (maria) said...

Dear Fiona..I am glad you are back.. happy new year to you and your family!!

Vane M. said...

Oi, Fiona! Por motivos pessoais precisei alterar meu blog (Mirante da imagem) e a partir dessa semana começo a participar do Green Day com meu novo blog e perfil, Compilado de ideias. Um abraço!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Happy New Year Fiona! It's good to see you back. It looks like you had a great Christmas.
Thank you for your kind comment today.

Riet said...

Happy newyear Fiona. Wat a lovely post of your year such a good idea.

CameraCruise said...

Glad to see you're back!
What a great post.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Bonnie said...

Happy 2013! Don't mean to sound dumb but what does DOH mean?

I am feeling the same way about where in the world did the year do!

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