Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Greetings

 

I send to all my wonderful friends, those here in New Zealand and  in  many other countries, overseas,   the Best Wishes for a Joyous Christmas, Peace, Happiness, and  Good Health We might not know each other by meeting on the street, having a phone call, or travelling together, but our friendship  is so strong.

These last few months have shown me the true and so very real value of friends here in Blogger, you have all been so caring, and supportive with comments and emails, sending love, wishes for Hugh to improve, and messages for me too. I thank you so much.

Hugh is well, he has  recovered from Cardiac Surgery ,and is looking forward to next year with maybe a new challenge, or two or more.His List is impressive!!!

My  “Bucket List” was short, for 2013, I hope to begin a “ Diploma in Digital Photography” and finish the many started projects , but it must surely include one most important item"

“ Travel overseas and meet all my friends”

Take care, enjoy some time to  rest, reflect, join in celebrations, and  begin  the New Year with happiness in your heart.

Some photos from our home, our trips around New Zealand, and sunrise to sunset.

Quotation of the day, for Christmas 2012 from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ I heard the bells on Christmas Day their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men”

Greetings to all from Jean

23 comments:

Susan Heather said...

Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013. It has been great to "meet" you.

Nancy J said...

Wow, that was quick, I had trouble loading the video. Susan, many good wishes to you, yes, wonderful to meet, and maybe one day we will meet in person when we travel to Tokerau Beach. Thank you for your lovely words, so special. From Jean

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Wow - if you can create a video like that I dont know if you need to do a course!!

Cheers

Linda

Nancy J said...

I do Linda, I had so many problems, it wouldn't load, had trouble viewing it, then found out (and why dont' they/someone/anyone tell me first) that I couldn't view it until my blog was published!!! Dreams are free, and so is SIT, apart from course fees, no student fees, and I can do the diploma with "distance learning". another very hot day here, garden is drying out even with watering every day. Cheers from Jean

Brit said...

GOD JUL og GODT NYTT FOTO-ÅR !!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Jean ~ I am so glad to read that Hugh is well and has an impressive list of things to do in 2013.

Have fun getting your digital photography diploma.

Your video was beautiful with photos and Silent Night.

May you have a blessed and joyous Christmas ~ FlowerLady Lorraine

Shelly Taylor said...

Hey Nancy, that's a very heartwarming christmas greetings. Let me express my season's greetings to you as well.

Merry Christmas!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great video....sad to know you are so far away.....
Merry Christmas to both of you...

Kat said...

So blessed to have "met" you this year, my friend. Wishing you a happy, HEALTHY and peaceful holiday season and a blessed new year! xoxoxo, Kat

Nancy J said...

I have "met" so many wonderful friends this year, my DREAM is to travel and meet you all,and I do truly thank you for messages, for the Christmas Greetings to me and to Hugh, and for all caring support and love sent over the past weeks.Thanks seems to be such a small word ,even in my valued Roget's Thesaurus I cannot find one that will "speak" volumes.Brit,Lorraine, Shelley ( new reader) Lindsjo and Kat,
Merry Christmas to you all, from Jean and Hugh

Jenny said...

What a beautiful video - you are very talented indeed.

Wishing you both a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Jenny

Gayle said...

What a lovely video. I'm inspired, but tired. ;) What a beautiful spread you have. Perfect lawns and they even look beautiful under snow. May you and Hugh have a wonderful Christmas. I am so glad that he is recovering. I hope 2013 brings you many new adventures and blessings.

Nancy J said...

Gayle, down here Jenny and I and others are sweltering in about 30C,= to 86F. Yes, I was quite pleased/ elated/ so happy when the video finally loaded and played.Take care up there in -37C or colder, thank you Gayle for your lovely words, and yes, I'm sure 2013 will be different for us both,Hugh's adventure plans far outpass my gentle ideas, so wait and see is what I will do. Greetings to all at the White House, The Two of You, plus Muffy, in the caravan, with all Good Wishes from Jean and Hugh

Lori Skoog said...

Jean and Hugh...Skoog Farm is sending back all those Christmas greetings you sent to us. And let me say, as one of your blogging friends, you have an open invitation to spend some time with us if you ever get to this part of the world. You have been so good at keeping in touch. May 2013 bring you peace and good health!

Nancy J said...

Thank you so much Lori,these last few months and more have shown me the true value of all my blog friends, and YES PLEASE, would love to visit,Peace and Good Health, to you too. Cheers from Jean

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You've set some great goals for next year, and I hope you achieve them! I love meeting new bloggers, and have met a few in person, which is always a lot of fun! I've enjoyed 'meeting' you too this year, and look forward to our blogging-friendship continuing in 2013!

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Nancy J said...

Kim, I so enjoy reading your blog, seeing the family you have now, the seniors who have gone to the Rainbow, and all your wonderful everyday news. Your words, heartfelt and lovely, and I too hope next year my new friendships will continue. Christmas Greetings from Jean and Hugh

Kathy Brown said...

That's a very touching and heartwarming video christmas greetings. I am so touched. So sad that you're miles away. Merry Christmas to you, from me to yours.

Nicky said...

Lovely Jean, you are very clever indeed! Merry Christmas to you and Hugh, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas day, and all the very best for 2013.

Love and hugs, Nicky x

Nancy J said...

Hi Kathy and Nicky, yes we have had our present-opening, my day started about 4.30 a.m. and the early sky was beautiful, too good to pass by.Lovely words, thank you so much . Outside we have...36.9 Celsius in the sunshine, so all cool breezes, if any, are coming in the door on the west side. Christmas Greetings reciprocated in full, from Jean

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Oh what a wonderful soothing video I just loved seeing your country side. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Oh I am getting so excited about getting a new camera. Found a group at flickr for the FZ200 just looked at the photos so far and am impressed with both the long distance and close-ups. Take really great action shots. In other reviews I did read those looking to make really huge photos like over 20X might get into some graininess. Also can get a little grainy at high IS0, but aside from the cost still has great reviews from everyone. Especially older serious photographers who nolonger want to pack all the gear or spend time holding the heavier cameras. I too would love to take a course once I get the camera. When I loaded my video into windows live writer I was able to view it before uploading. I used the embed link when I added it. Anyway so glad you got it up.

Nancy J said...

Carrie, yes I was so very happy when the video did load. I am looking at Vimeo, as a trial, not the super pay site they have. Your camera choice is good, have you held one yet? Hope your trip goes well, Cheers from Jean

Tanya said...

Beautiful slideshow!