Sunday, December 30, 2012

Looking ahead to the new year

I love this special time of the year...
A time to enjoy family, set goals for next year and to remember the most important things in life.

A long walk along the beach, was in order today, which was lovely breathing in the fresh sea air and to be out in the sunshine.
 { Have to work off the Christmas mince pies, chocolates and the pavlova which you just have to indulge in  over the holiday season}

2012 has been a fun year and I want to thank my lovely readers from all around the world, for your company. I am always grateful for the encouragement, support and the messages you generously bring me, here at my blog. 
 As the clock ticks over to midnight, I want to wish each of you good health, laughter and lots of love in the new year. May all your hopes, dreams and desires come true and projects come  to fruition.
I know I want to live decently and be kind and make the most of everyday.  I look forward to coming to visit you all in the new year.
Here's to a great year ahead.







Hugs
Carolyn




59 comments:

  1. Dear Carolyn,
    What a heartfelt and beautiful post.
    Thank you so much for your visit this evening and your kind thoughts. I still have alot of work to do on her but all in good time..
    Wishing you the very best in the new year.. Most of all, good health and joy...
    Sending you a big bear hug!
    Penny

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  2. Happy New Year my friend!! Oh, yes, me too, I need to get back on my walking regime! I overdid this year!!!

    xoxo

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  3. Yes, I think it will take me this entire New Year to work off the extra weight gained in the last few weeks. With lots of baking, comes lots eating! ;) Wishing you blessings for this New Year!
    Maureen

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  4. Dearest Carolyn,
    You will toast on the New Year before we get to... Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2013. Thanks for your friendship throughout the year.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  5. Dear Carolyn
    I wish you a Happy New Year!
    Love and hugs Yvonne

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  6. Lovely post my dear, it seems like the year was just restarting for me and now it's done....I am looking forward to a better and happier year.......my one goal is to get back to blogging like I used to, I really have missed my dear friends!!!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Mags
    xx

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  7. Dearest Carolyn, God richly bless you this coming year!!!
    Have a very Happy New Year.
    Where has this ole year gone? Amazing.

    I can only imagine walking along the beach on a pleasant day.
    Heavenly,
    d

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  8. Happy New Year, dear Carolyn! Wishing you health, happiness and a lot of fun in 2013.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  9. Happy New Year dear Carolyn.
    Thans for all the inspiration.

    Warm wishes, Mea

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  10. Enjoy last 2012 hours with all your family and friends !
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  11. Hi Carolyn,
    Wishing you and all the family a happy and blessed New Year:)
    ~Anne xx

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  12. Wishing you all the best for 2012 Carolyn, I'm just in time, a few hours to go for you.
    Here in Holland we are just awake and have all day long. Work is waiting.
    dear greetings, Renny

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  13. It sounds so wonderful with your walk on the beach. Here we have snow but today rain, becomes very slippery. Thanks Carolyn for being a wonderful blog friend.
    Wish you a Happy New Year
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  14. Lovely post Carolyn ... Hard to imagine you walking along a bright sunny beach, when 'my' beach is grey, wet and wild! You're almost celebrating New Year as I type this, so ave a great one!

    Love Claire xxx

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  15. Blessings and much love for 2013. Thank you for your sweet visits and lovely words. They mean so very much to me indeed.
    Love and hugs and Happy New Year.
    May it sparkle and shine for us all.
    Love Jeanne

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  16. Thoughts that are beautifully expressed
    and ones I can relate to so well. Looking forward to our blog friendship in
    2013. Every Blessing to you and yours.x

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  17. Thanks for your mail.....

    Een heel goed en vooral gezond 2013 !!!.......

    Bedankt voor je liefde en vriendschap van het afgelopen jaar......

    Ik ben zo blij met je !!......

    Liefs van mij....xxx..



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    A very good and healthy 2013 !!!......

    Thank you for your love and friendship over the past year........

    I'm so happy with you !!..........

    Love from me....xxx...

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  18. Lovely post, darling!
    Happy New Year!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  19. Dear Carolyn,
    What a delight it has been for me to have discovered your blog...each visit with you brings a bit of sunshine! A wee journey round the world to spend time with a friend "just down the lane."
    May the new year bring peace, happiness, and all things wonderful to you and your loved ones.
    Ever warmly,
    Judy

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  20. Good morning my sweet Carolyn,

    It has been such a delight to know you, visit you, see your traveling and creative exploits, and enjoy your company. I wish YOU THE BEST 2013 my dear one, and that your home project be done and that you can ENJOY IT 100%!

    Much love to you sweet Carolyn! Anita

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  21. Dear Carolyn,
    what a beautiful post! Thank you!
    Wishing you and all of your family a Happy, Healthy New Year, full of Love and Joy, and another year of a wonderful friendship :O)
    Sending Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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  22. AUGURISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSIMI di cuore cara amica! Kisssssss. Happy 2013!

    KISSES, KISSES, KISSES, KISSES, KISSES, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Happy 2013

    HUGS! ;) NI

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  23. Ti auguro un meraviglioso 2013 (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo post sul mio blog, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2012/12/bye-bye-2012_31.html

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  24. yellow roses--my favorites--and what a long walk on the beach could do for one!!--many happy wishes for your new year :)

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  25. Sending you PEACE mixed with oodles of joy for 2013! Thank you for being such a blessing to me.xoxoxo

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  26. Thankyou so much, dear Carolyn, for your kind wishes,your visits and sweet comments in the year soon gone.
    I wish you too, much happiness, laughter and love, and send you HUGS.
    xx,Dorthe

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  27. A long walk on the beach sounds perfect Carolyn;) I too have lots of goodies to work off!! My company is still here and my house is a mess. I think I'm kinda partied out.. but I'm sure I will rally one last time.

    Wishing you the best in 2013!!
    Happy New Year!!

    xxleslie

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  28. Happy New Year!

    We have here still a few hours left of this old one!

    Hugs,
    Maina

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  29. Ti auguro un 2013 che inizi bene, prosegua come desideri e che termini con grandi soddisfazioni.
    Ti auguro di camminare su una strada chiamata vita, di inciampare in una pozza chiamata fortuna, di cadere in un abisso chiamato felicità.
    Ti auguro un amore sincero accanto a te che sappia comprenderti e guardarti nel cuore con amore
    per ciò che sei.

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  30. Happy New Year, Carolyn. I'm sure looking forward to so many things in this coming year.
    Maureen

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  31. Dear Carolyn,
    What a beautiful post to reflect and usher in the new year. Thank you for a wonderful year filled with friendship. Wishing you many joys in 2013 and many more fun visits to your wonderful and inspiring blog.
    Happy new Year,
    Hugs, CM

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  32. Dear Carolyn, thank you for your friendship and kind comments throughout the year. I wish you and yours a wonderful new year filled with peace and possibility, health and happiness and lots and lots of love. Blessings, Tammy

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  33. I thought of you yesterday afternoon when YOU celebrated New Years!
    Yes, New Year's is a chance to renew, begin again and make some resolutions.....and keep them. I'm certainly going to try.
    Happy New Year, Carolyn, my good friend!

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  34. Hello Carolyn,
    a wonderful and happy New Year for you and your family. Wishing you all the best for 2013!!!
    Greetings from Germany
    Bine

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  35. Dearest Carolyn,
    I feel SO blessed to be able to know you, my friend♡♡♡ Sorry for my belated post but I enjoyed reading your lovely post. I hope you enjoyed the walk on the beach last year.
    Wishing your year 2013 will be a happy and prosperous one.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  36. I do love yellow flowers, they make me happy!I wish you a wonderful New Year, rich of all you more desire for you and your beloved ones!

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  37. Dear Carolyn, thank you for your nice comment on my blog!!! I wish you an happy new year!!!
    Monique

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  38. It's always a pleasure to come by Little Bear Studio and visit you Carolyn! have a very Happy New Year!

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  39. Dear Carolyn,
    You have been so kind to me this year, and I want to thank you for that. I hope the new year brings you peace and prosperity, and I look forward to more of your wonderful posts. May the kindness that you show to us every day come back to you in the coming year.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  40. Champagne !!!
    Enjoy 2013 !
    Best regards and an happy new year from France Carolyn !

    Pierre

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  41. My warmest wishes and hugs to you, dear Carolyn. May 2013 be filled with everything your heart desires.
    Monica xoxo

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  42. Thank you, Happy New Year to you as well, may all your wishes come true!

    Love Janny
    http://rozenvanpapier.blogspot.com

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  43. Happy New Year my sweet friend!
    Whishing you all the best for this 2013, that all your dreams may come true!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

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  44. Cheers to that my dear friend. Wishing you only the very best for this new year and always.

    Hugs,
    ❤Ana

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  45. And a Happy New Year to you Carolyn. May 2013 be for you and your family the best year yet :D

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  46. Dear Carolyn,
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year too, and thank you for your kind words.
    Sarah x

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  47. Hi Carolyn,

    You are always so gracious in thanking your readers. That is really sweet. Wishing you the best in 2013 my friend.

    Heidi

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  48. Dear Carolyn
    Thank you very much for the nice comment on my blog. I was also so happy to put up the calender you gave me and I will think of you when I look at it.
    Thank you for all and all the best in the New Year!
    Love and Hugs Yvonne

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  49. Happy New Year Carolyn! I look forward to following you in 2013. Take care.
    Hugs,
    Wanda

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  50. Dear Carolyn,

    It's been such a pleasure to visit you again this year and a delight every time you stop by. I wish you and your family a most marvelous New Year and thank you for your gracious and warm friendship which I treasure. Happy New Year!

    xoxo

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  51. Thank you so much for your sweet words, dearest Carolyn, and for your friendship across the great distance of all the many countries that lie between Austria and New Zealand!!! I'm very happy that I got you to know!
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    ೋ ~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!~~ ೋ
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    ... and warm hugs from Austria, Traude

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  52. Wow, a walk along the beach sounds so nice. This coming week, I will be able to do that, too!!!

    Happy New Year!

    ♥Hope

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  53. Happy new year to you too! All the best! Thank you for your sweet comments!
    xoxo

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and I look forward to visiting you.


Carolyn xx