Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A day for Royalty.

I am honoured to receive ~ The Most Regal Blog Award from the Duchess of Rosetea Cottage.
She has a delightful blog, so do go over and visit her and meet the sweetest blogging friend and see all the beautiful things she has to share. Thank you very much.

Prince William has made his first official visit, representing his Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The Prince proved a popular Royal envoy on his visit to NZ, meeting All Blacks Rugby players, sailing on America's cup yacht on Auckland Harbour.
William opened the new Supreme Court building in Wellington, then he placed a single rose on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
He also visited the Wellington hospital and charmed the sick children. He brought grins and shy smiles to their faces.
He visited Kapiti Island, where he was greeted by sunshine and birdsong as well as rouge weka and takahe.
His Royal Highness Prince William apparently, got behind the barbie and flipped a few sausages as part of his Summer experience.
Australia is the next stop on his tour, down under.

Country Living

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti ~ may they get the much needed help, food, water and hospital care. It is so sad seeing all the destruction, from this most devastating earthquake.

I hope that you are having a lovely week.


  1. Oh Congratulations Carolyn on the award.

    Sounds like Willam has been very busy.

    It's just so heartshattering what's happening at Hati.

  2. Thank you Dustjacket for your visit, always lovely to hear from you.


  3. Carolyn darling thanks for the sweet post, you are so kind. You deserve the award and so much more for this lovely blog and for being such a good friend. I am so glad we have met and I look forward to our future visits.

    Love & Hugs

  4. Carolyn congrats on the award :) You deserve it! Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me such a beautiful birthday wish! You & the other ladies truly made my day! Thank you from my heart :) Besos, Rose

  5. Congrats on the award! You definitely deserve it! And Prince William is such a good guy... his mum would be so proud of him if she were alive.

  6. Congratulations, Carolyn, on just a regal award which you richly deserve and how appropriate that Prince William came to visit **wink**

    Such devastation. It is so sad.


  7. What a wonderful award!

    I was in tears this morning while they were showing a sweet little girl crying at the sight of any woman that came near her. Her mother is dead and she just calls for her. It's heartbreaking!


  8. Good for you, you deserve to win that award!
    There is no words to describe the sadness of what is happening in the world today.
    I think that Prince william will be good for England, the Queen should pass her crown to him.
    Margaret B

  9. Congrats, Carolyn!
    Isn't Duchess lovely?
    Have a beautiful day, my friend!

  10. Congrats on your regalness. :) I continue to think upon and pray for all that are in Haiti suffering and all who are there to help and serve. Such an enormous task. Blessings, Tammy

  11. You deserve the award, congrats!

    Love William, he reminds of his mum so much.

    Prayers and thoughts are with Haiti.

    Lovely week to you.

  12. He is such a handsome fellow and he seems to be following in his mother's footsteps with his kindness toward others.

    I too pray that Haiti will get the assistance she needs to get through this difficult time.



  13. Thank you Duchess, for your lovely Award you gave me. You are the sweet, kind one.
    It made my day!

    Many thanks Rose and I really hope that your birhtday was the happiest one ever and a great year ahead, for you, sweet friend.

    Hi Haute- Shopper,

    Yes, William seems to have all the lovely qualities, his Mother had.
    He asked to be called Sir, instead of ~ His Royal Highness.

    Many thanks Marsha, always great to have you come and visit me.
    Yes, a Royal day! ... with Prince William and then getting the Regal blog award from the Duchess.

    thanks Jo ~ it is such a heartbreak to see all the little orphaned children and homeless people.
    I hope that more help will come quickly.

    Hi Margaret,

    I think Prince William would be a great choice to take over from the Queen. She really does not seem to be wanting to do this in a hurry.
    Watching a documentary the other night, she is looking great for her age.

    Thanks Christina, the Duchess is lovely. Have a great day.

    Hi Tammy,

    Such a mammoth task ~ it would be hard to know where to start, with the hospitals, buildings and roads all destroyed and the need for the infrastructure having to be rebuilt.

    Thanks Slices of Beauty.
    Prince William does have his Mum's good looks.

    Hi Kim,

    Lovely to see the Prince following in his Mothers footsteps she had such a kind and caring spirit towards others.
    Prayers go out to all in Haiti.


  14. Hi Carolyn,
    Just wanted to stop by and say "HI" and also to thank you for your birthday wishes for our daughter. ♥How very sweet♥ Have a wonderful day my friend....it's a very rainy day here today, but I love it.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  15. you are a queen indeed, darling! :) well deserved award!
    my heart is so heavy for Haiti... so so so sad.
    sending hugs your way!

  16. Me again... almost forgot to congratulate you on your award. Contratulations!!! :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,

  17. Congratulations on the pretty award! How perfect fitting - an award with a crown and the royal visitor of NZ! I am sure he loves it (it's winter in Europe and William visits your country while you have summertime :o) AAAH, I also would love it!)
    Lots of hugs to you, Traude

  18. Big concratulations on the award! How wonderful that Prince William made his first official visit! He's such and handsome young man and has the heart of his dear mother.

    Love and hugs,

  19. Hi Ana,

    Many thanks for your visit and I hope that your daughter's birthday was a very happy one.
    We would so love to have some of your rain, the poor old plants are looking so sad. Enjoy your day.

    Lovely to have your visit Susan, thank you.
    Yes, very sad indeed for the people of Haiti.

    Hi Traude,

    I would like it to if you could come over to escape your winter and experience a little of our Summertime. Thanks for your visit.

    Hi Karyn,

    Prince William has got a warm and caring heart, like his Mother had.
    I appreciate your visit, thank you dear friend.


  20. Hi Carolyn...
    Lovely post. Congratulations on your award! Very deserved!

    He is a pretty handsome Prince, isn't he! He really does look so much like his mother. So sad that she is gone.

    Love that lantern...so pretty.

    Wishing you well this week!
    Hugs, Nancy

  21. Thank you very much Nancy and yes, he has inherited his Mother's good looks.
    Have a wonderful week


  22. Congratulations on the lovely award Carolyn. I am so pleased that you would write about the princes visit. I was always such a huge fan of his mothers. She was so full of compassion for others and I hope that the prince has these qualities as well.
    My heart is broken over the suffering in Haiti and I hope that the people will be comforted and know that the whole world is praying for them.

  23. I came upon Rosetea Cottage a few days ago and her blog is beautiful. Congratulations on the Royal Honor! I hope all is well in your world!

  24. Congrats on the deserving award Carolyn. The pictures you used especially the light are just beautiful.

    Love Renee xoxo

  25. Many congratulations on the award...you definitely have a regal blog!

    I read about Prince William- such a handsome young man. He reminds me so much of Diana.
    (I have a friend who just visited NZ and adored it! You have such a lovely country.)

    RE: Haiti: It is heartbreaking and I'm afraid it can only get worse as more news gets out. My heart goes out to them and donating to The Red Cross or an organization like that is the only way we can help.

  26. Dearest Carolyn~
    I am so glad you popped by for a visit! Congrats for the award dear one.

  27. Dear Carolyn,
    Very well deserved congrats too! Yes, life in Haiti is very grim unfortunately. Dreadful.

    Thank you for all yr lovely comments!

    xOXO LOLA:)

  28. Hola dear Carolyn, the prince is so handsome, my god, much more like his mother Lady Di!!!!!
    The foto of the big ship and tiny boat is a very lovely pick!!!
    I´m so sorry for the Haiti people and all the devastation this heathquake has brought. In Chile we are very used to earthquakes, we have them all the time up north, in central part where I live and in the south but here all constructions are made to cope with earthquakes so everytime one comes there`s not many devastation, thanks god. The last one we had where I live was in March 1985, it was 7.9 richter scale and it lasts 1.45 minutes, a lot, more than others, it did was a huge and destructive one, and it was earthquaking for 2 weeks...We, chilean people know what earthquakes are and are very sorry for Haiti.
    Muchos cariños, dear friend
    Maria Cecilia

  29. Congrats on your award, darling C!


  30. CONGRATULATIONS on your award!
    My... how the prince has grown into a man!

  31. Congrats on your award. I agree we all need to do our part.... big or small!

  32. Thank you for your visit June, always great to hear from you.
    I think we all loved Diana, for the lovely and kind spirit she had and her clothes were always amazing.
    Yes, I am sure the whole world is praying for the poor people of Haiti.

    Hi Sares,

    Glad that your found Rosetea Cottage and yes, her blog is beautiful.
    All is well in my world, just a little busy. I hope life is treating you well.

    thank you, dear Renee, for your visit.

    Hi Barbara,

    Many thanks for your visit.
    glad that you had some friends that could come to our Country.
    It is a lovely place and I hope that you will be able to come and see for yourself.
    Yes, all we can do is donate and pray that they can get the help that is so badly needed there.

    Dear Lulu,

    I feel I am now up with you a little, with the Regal look to my blog. I do love your Avatar, such a wonderful colour.

    Dear Nora and Lola,

    Thank you so much for coming over to visit me, always great to hear from you.

    Dear Maria Cecilia,

    Many thanks for your visit and kind words. Prince William is lucky to have inherited his Mothers beautiful looks.
    Some parts of NZ are on a fault line too and yes, the construction of our houses and building have to be built to rigorous planning rules.

    Thank you very much CC

    Hi Fifi,

    Yes, a handsome and tall young Man.

    Thank you very much Carole, great to have you come and visit.


  33. Congratulations on your award; it appears we are fellow recipients!..,


    (While I take "a wee bit of a rest" from full time blogging on my three blogs), I have decided to nonetheless, to post this weeks little, "virtual tea party", my dear and you are most cordially invited to attend our little , Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee, tea party this week!..,

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee @ Silken Purse

  34. Congrats on your award Carolyn!!! Boy you do get a lot of awards...but I'm not surprised...you have such a warm and welcoming blog and you are one of the absolute sweetest people in blogland!!!

    Happy Wednesday!

    :) T

  35. Thank you Wanda-Lee and congratulations to you!
    I would like to come over for tea, thanks.

    Many thanks Tracey, you are one of the sweetest blog friends around.


  36. Congrats on your much deserved award!
    Say hello to the Prince!

    Many prayers have been said for Haiti. So tragic.


  37. Congrats on the award Carolyn. Your site is Regal! Thanks for the "Royal" scoop and
    Prayers for the people of Haiti and those who are assisting them now!


  38. Thanks for your visit, Anne.
    Sorry the Prince has left for Australia before I could say hello, from you.

    Hi Constance,

    Thanks for your visit and kind words.
    Yes, our prayers go up to the people living and helping out in Haiti.


  39. Congratulations dear Carolyn on that gorgeous blogger award! You definitely deserved it :-)

    Much love: Evi

  40. Thank you Miss Eve, for your visit and kind words.


  41. Love and hugs and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

  42. Thank you Jeanne and many hugs and blessings to you.


  43. What a beautiful award, for such a beautiful blog! How wonderful to have a visit from the royal family. Poor William, I think it will be a very long time before he is king. That's probably okay with him I imagine. We enjoy seeing him in the media and following the royals here too.
    Sharon :-)

  44. Thank you Sharon for your visit and kind words.
    Yes, Prince William is probably enjoying his life being a young Guy and having some freedom, at this time.

    Happy week

  45. We are all devastated by the despair we feel and see in Haiti...

    I used to think Prince William was so handsome!

    But then Harry grew up.... mmmmmmm....Harry...... ;-)


  46. Cool Royalty! Congrats on your award! Beautiful post!
    Hugs, Lisa

  47. Hi Charity,

    You are funny ~ William versus Harry!
    they have both grown up so much.

    Thank you Lisa and I hope that you are feeling better.


  48. I used to be into Prince William. But somehow he isn't as good looking as he used to be. He's turning more and more like Prince Charles.

    Prince Harry is my heartthrob now!

  49. Hi Fe,

    Funny that, I suppose the older he is getting, the more like his father he has become.



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