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Monday, 31 December 2012

Farewell 2012 – Welcome 2013


I hope you had a peaceful and happy Christmas, the festivities came and went before I realised that I hadn't put a Chritsmas post here on PPPs. The weeks before Christmas were for me, busier than I could have foreseen – but thanks to my very efficient and reliable frame maker, I was able to keep the galleries supplied with framed prints for their Christmas/New Year exhibitions. Then, in the week before Christmas two non-festive things happened . . . we were woken in the night to learn that Cliff's elderly aunt had passed away, she was frail and approached her life's end slowly but although her passing was inevitable we were sad. Then, just two days later, a dear friend, weakened by past cancer treatment, lost his battle to withstand a chest infection . . . his death was a jolt and saddened us much more.

So Christmas for us was a quiet and reflective time.

We are now at the turning of the year . . . a time for new beginnings and looking forward, which is just what I need.


Here's to an inspiring and creative 2013,

Celia
x

22 comments:

  1. My Christmas was the first without my dad, so it did have a different side to it, but, I just tried to channel that into bringing the true intentions of Christmas to all my family, and I think we all had a really lovely time! I was dreading it, so I think Dad ensured we enjoyed ourselves!
    I am very much anticipating the new year, looking forward and making changes. Spending a quiet evening in tonight, and will enjoy waking up fresh tomorrow, the rain might have stopped for a long walk!

    As you said, Here's to an inspiring and creative 2013!

    Katie

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  2. hear hear.......love the stag picture

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  3. Why do these things always happen around Christmastime? Hope you enjoyed your quiet reflective Christmas nevertheless. I have enjoyed your posts this year and look forward to more of the same next year. Wishing you everything you hope for in 2013.

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  4. Sorry for your loss. All good wishes for 2013.

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  5. Condolences on your losses. Here's to a joyous 2013!

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  6. Oh dear, so sorry to hear that your Christmas was tinged with sadness. Hope 2013 will be lovely for you.x

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  7. My sympathies for your losses! Hoping that the rising sun on 2013 sees joy & laughter greeting you & yours.

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  8. So sorry to hear your sad news.I have loved reading your thoughtful and informative posts over the past few months and wish you a happy and creative 2013.

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  9. Oh Celia, I am so sorry to hear of your loses. Christmas is such a highly charged time as it is and so reflective, I can't help but think of those I wish were round me but are sadly gone.
    I hope 2013, though it is just another day in reality, can bring a sense of a fresh start and that your gardening and art give you solace and joy xxx

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  10. Best wishes to you from New York on New Year's Eve, Celia.

    I am very sorry to hear of your recent losses and so also send along my condolences.

    Might I also include in this message yet another mention of what a great pleasure it was to actually meet you in London last spring? I do hope that we will have many other similar opportunities in the year/s to come.

    xo

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  11. wishing you happier times in 2013 Celia x

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  12. Sorry to hear the year has ended with sadness for you Celia. Wishing you a happier and healthy New Year.

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  13. Happy New Year! I'm starting to think seed packets, spring must be coming!!! :) x

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  14. Your losses remind us of those we miss but who enriched our lives when they were with us. Kind thoughts to you both. Best wishes for the year ahead.

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  15. Wishing you a peaceful and blessed new year! x

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  16. One of the nicer aspects of the year just gone was meeting blog friends.
    Here's to a happy and fulfilling year for all.

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  17. Very sorry for your losses, hopefully the New Year will heal your hearts. All my best for a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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  18. I think it was a quiet and reflective holiday for many of us Celia. So sorry yours was tinged with sadness but I join you in that positive wish for 2013. I hope it brings creative and professional fulfillment for you too.

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  19. I hope the new year brings happier times for you Celia xxx

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  20. Here's to moving forward creatively in 2013. HNY!

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  21. Thank you all for your kind words... I'm feeling positive about the New Year but had hit a low moment when I wrote this.

    Celia
    xx

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