Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 26...Nine Bells...and All's Well...

Happy New Year!

Kids are gone (some temporarily)...
and the house is sighing with joy and relief

Tomorrow morning, the tree will come down,
and the decorations will be lovingly stowed away 
as we prepare to ring in the New Year.

This year will be a separate celebration...complete with
decorations and attitude.
Old friends will roll in New Year's Eve,
and two of our four and a half kids will come back
to herald in 2012 with us.

Dinner will be risotto with curried shrimp
and an avocado and tomato salad

with the Grande Dame in attendance

we will dash to the Cenotaph at midnight to welcome the New Year
with our neighbours and friends...

and will I be tossing that fistful of glitter in the air?  Without a doubt!
New Year's Day will be brunch at our neice's home and then 
January 2 we will bless this life as we get set to do it all over again in 2012!

Happy New Year Everyone!


  1. Good to see you've invited The Widow; she will also be in attendance chez Cro.

  2. Decorations down so soon? We all wait for twelve nights before going back to normality - if we put them up in the first place, and if we have anything normal to go back to.

  3. She's an expensive guest this side of the pond Cro, so has to be savoured on these most special of occasions.
    Yes, Tom...Christmas decorations go up the beginning of December, so they've been around for a while. I like to make NY as separate a celebration as possible even though it nips tight at the heels of Christmas.

  4. I have got to come to Canada!! You girls do know how to party!! Best wishes Jacqueline for a glorious New Year...may all your sparkling wishes come true!!
    Jeanne xxx

  5. Anytime Jeanne!...I think you would love both Toronto and Niagara on the Lake.

  6. I love the photo with the rain is amazing.


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