Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Christmas Day in our New Home

Christmas Greetings to all my wonderful friends all over the world and here in NZ. We woke to rain, and Boris leaping on the bed to say hello at a very early hour.

It was all too much for him and he yawned as he had a rest.Then promptly went back to sleep

Boris Christmas Day 2018 #1

Boris Christmas Day 2018 #2

Felicity has  found a hidey hole amongst boxes in another bedroom,and is happy there in peace and seclusion. Here she is in an earlier photo.

Felicity on the wall

Santa has arrived, another goody is in the post,  A wonderful new Samsung Smart Phone at an equally wonderful early Boxing Day special price!!!

and we have dear friends coming to visit this afternoon. Phone calls, and a mystery  parcel that arrived some days ago. It was printed? and had an Auckland address!!! No-one admitted to knowing anything about it, and when I opened it, the calendar had some beautiful photos for each month. However it was not until I opened January’s page that I knew who sent it.Jenn??? Am I right?? Then again  I recognised Junior bear by the feeder.

I am so happy I waited until today to see these lovely photos. Many.many thanks Jenn.

Tigger for January

Junior Bear for May

We have had rain most of the day, and thunderstorms all afternoon.

Many heartfelt thanks for your care and concern as we packed, moved in, and are slowly getting settled. I hope that everyone up North has a truly Joyous Christmas, with family and friends .We are so thankful for our new home, wonderful neighbours, blog friends far away and closer by, I treasure each one of you specially  at this time of the year.

Christmas Greetings to you all, and Best Wishes for the New Year and may 2019 be all you wish for.Challenges and sadness that have been overcome, health problems to be faced with love and courage, and much more.

Quotation of the day, 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 from Jean.


Susan Heather said...

So glad you are settling into your new home. We awoke to sunshine but later on had some heavy showers.

Jenny said...

A special day indeed, your first Christmas in your new home. Merry Christmas to you all - and don't forget to let us know your new address.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So happy to read that you are in your new home for Christmas and getting settled in.

Have a wonderful 2019 ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

eileeninmd said...

I am so happy for you and your new home. I hope you are very happy in your new place. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wish you all the best in 2019, a Happy New year!

Out To Pasture said...

Merry Christmas to you, Jean! How clever of Jennifer to send you her personalized calendar. So glad that you've settled into your new digs with adventures and discoveries to come. I've been enjoying every one of your posts and hope you keep 'em coming. Cheers! (Glasses clinking.)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Merry Christmas! So glad you are in your new home, and are having a nice holiday. I wouldn't mind some rain today, a good day to snuggle inside next to a warm fire, watch Christmas movies and pet my new fabrics.

The Furry Gnome said...

Merry Christmas Jean! After the year I've been through I treasure my blogging friends more than ever, and you're one or the most faithful. Have a wonderful day in your new home!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It sounds like a very lovely day indeed! Merry Christmas!

Carol Mattingly said...

So very happy to guys had a wonderful Christmas holiday. I spent time with my family this year, but instead of staying a second day in Louisville, I came home early as I had caught some creeping crud that is going around. Home is the best place to be when you feel ill. But it was a wonderful time with food and gifts and everything else. Carol

Nancy J said...

Update... Jenn managed to somehow find my address from a friend? Who was that? And Stew, tears down here as I read your words today.We are so blessed to have blog friends in many places. And as today up North is your Christmas Day, enjoy the love and friendship that goes with Christmas Pud.XXX

Julie Fukuda said...

How special to be starting your first year in your new place with that special calendar, The cats seem to be making the transition well too, and I wish you all the blessings of the holidays and the coming year.

Sharon - IN said...

How wonderful to be settling into your new home and enjoying the Holiday Season there! May you have many more years to enjoy it, and the longarm! In the house! Have fun this coming year, Jean, with your quilting & life adventures.

Inger said...

Your kitties are so adorable. I had a mystery package too, but it is now solved and rain as well. It must have been so nice for you to spend Christmas in your new house. So glad all that moving is over with.

QuiltGranma said...

So glad you are getting settled into your new home by Christmas. We up north... WAY up north in Oregon, USA, have had some fits of snowfall/rain mix. Then a herd of around 13 deer pass by my window to the south just beyond my computer screen. You've got a snuggly kitty! envy! Enjoy and have a Great New Year!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤Happy New Year!! As the year ends, I wish you all the best and much happiness and health as a new chapter begins in your lives!

KB said...

I am late in reading this because our puppy is keeping me very busy. It sounds as if you had a wonderful Christmas in your new home. It took a long time to make the transition, and I feel so happy that you are settled in. I am sending love and hugs to all of you!

Barb said...

I came by to wish you both a Happy and Healthy New Year, Jean. I'm so glad you're getting settled in your new home.

Jenn Jilks said...

You are such a special person. I'm so happy you are happy in your new home!
We're still debating Daisy. I'm so sad.

Fundy Blue said...

Happy New Year to you and Hugh, Jean! I am glad that you are settled in your new home. We're tearing our hair out over what to do. We've been looking at a senior housing cooperative, but I'm not sure that is for us. We didn't even look for homes while in Arizona. We do love our current place in Colorado. It's hard to decide what to do as one gets older. I'm glad to see that things are going well so far in your new home. Certainly the kitties look like they're doing well. Wishing you all the best in the new year! Sending you both a big hug!