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Saturday, 31 December 2011

The sun sets on 2011

Did you have a lovely Christmas? All that preparation and then it's over in a jiffy! Our Christmas was undramatic with some lovely food – which is as it should be really, I was recovering from a cold virus so any plans for more adventurous celebrations were put aside and I concentrated on staying in and getting better by Christmas Day.

The highlight of Christmas morning was a special breakfast treat . . . poached eggs from our Araucana pullet, served on toast with smoked salmon. They were very very good indeed! We read through all the name suggestions sent to me via Twitter and Facebook – there were some very good ones but one stood out as being perfect – Pearl. It was suggested on Twitter by swanimages, which also meant that I discovered Miriam's beautiful photography, you can see it here and her garden photography here.

We've had a busy week since Christmas, visiting friends and relatives, and now here we are at the end of another year . . .

 

 . . . the sun has set for the last time in 2011

 

I took these photographs a couple of hours ago as we finished our final check of the 15 mile walking route that Cliff is leading tomorrow.


I wonder if the first sunset of 2012 will treat us to a light show to match the New Year's eve 2011? If you'd like to join us the details are on the walks calendar on The Cambridge Rambling Club website.


Wishing you all a happy New Year's Eve however you plan to celebrate – this year I think I might have an early night and see in 2012 snuggled up in my bed, after all I've got to be up before dawn to eat a big bowl of porridge and make the ham and pickle sarnies for our New Year's Day walk :-)

Thank you for following PPPs over the year and leaving interesting and encouraging comments – I enjoy reading them all and love following the links to new pages and new discoveries. Thank you too for popping over to my facebook page and for the banter on Twitter.

I'm planning lots of new adventures in my studio and garden (and maybe further afield)
so see you in 2012

Celia
x



18 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Celia! I shall be seeing it in from under the covers too! Enjoy your walk tomorrow, I hope the weather is kind, your sunset is beautiful. See you in 2012, Penny x

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  2. Happy New Year! Hope you have a lovely walk tomorrow and that 2012 is a great year for you. Su

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  3. Wishing you & yours a most joyous New Years..full of adventure, laughter, &, in the fullest meaning of the word, prosperity :)

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  4. A New Year's Day walk sounds like just the thing to do. I will be joining you in spirit as I do my own. It's supposed to clear up (cold and rainy right now) and be lovely. Maybe even the little dog (who refuses to wear a warm coat) will be able to join us. Wishing you all the best in 2012. May your art muse be with you.

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  5. Happy New Year! It has been lovely visiting you. x

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  6. What a wonderful sunset to end the year on! London weather has not been so kind, giving us dreary leaden skies and rain and looks like more of the same for New Year's Day. Never mind, plenty to look forward to in the spring! All the best for 2012 and continued blogging. x

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  7. Dropping in on your world is a joy Celia. It always inspires. Sadly our sunset was non existent here in the far west - too much rain and mist to see a hand in front of your face. Hope you had a great walk and are now raring to go for 2012!

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  8. Great name Pearl, our smallest dog is called the same. Loved the photos, very fitting, happy new year x

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  9. Hope you enjoyed the early morning ramble Celia. And a Happy New Year to you too.

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  10. Happy New Year to you and yours Celia, I hope the walk went well.

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  11. Happy New Year to you celia. We only just found your beautiful card and the precious honesty seeds yesterday - lurking at the bottom of the letterbox. It was so lovely to find them, thankyou!

    All the best of warm wishes for the next twelve months x

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  12. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2012.

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  13. If only I lived that tad nearer I would certainly join you on your walks. They sound fantastic.

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  14. Oh how lucky you were with that sunset, North Wales has been totally sodden for days!

    Happy New Year Celia, and may 2012 bring peace, health and prosperity to you and all who you hold dear x

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  15. A belated happy New year Celia
    Hope the walk went well
    Jane

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  16. What stunning photographs. I wish you all the best for 2012. I am so glad I found your blog.

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  17. Your Christmas decorations were much admired again this year on our tree - tucked them all away again yesterday sadly!

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  18. Thank you everyone for the New Year good wishes. We had a lovely walk – and as ever it was more about the chatting with friends than just a walk. Yes I manged all 15 miles, though I was a teeny bit achy the next morning!
    We really must make a record of all the walks – that's yet another project for 2012!

    Celia
    x

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