Monday, August 26, 2013

So long for now


Off on holiday for a few weeks, Martin and I are travelling to London for four days, across to Paris for a week and then down to Provence to spend the last week.
I am so excited and have been brushing up on my French - hopefully all those things that are so different like driving on the left hand side and trying to converse with people, will all work out.

My daughter made this lovely banner where some of my bears are for sale at John Stephens Antiques.
Hopefully when I come back, will be able to get my website up to date - it has been so neglected.

Many thanks for all the kind visits and to new followers ~ blogging is a life changing experience that connects you with people all over the world. I am so grateful for your friendship.
Hopefully I will be able to come and visit you soon.

Congratulations, to team NZ for winning the Louis Vuitton cup!

  Hope everyone has a fantastic week
Au revoir, mon ami
hugs
Carolyn


84 comments:

  1. Hi dearest your french will be perfect!! ;) Vous palez francais? Oh...oui...on peux! ;) Have a good vacations! Kisses... Bisous! NI ;)

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  2. I hope you have a lovely trip!

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  3. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wishing you and Martin a lovely time away from home. Relax and enjoy day by day. The bears will wait for you.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  4. Carolyn,
    Lucky you, going off to Paris for a week! Me and Nel were just talking yesterday, and she said she would live in Paris right now if she could. Have a safe trip, my friend, and if you are under the Eiffel Tower, think of me. What a great trip this will be, have fun.

    The teddy bear banner is so cute.

    Love,
    Sheri

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  5. Carolyn,
    Could you swing by and pick me up on the way? teeeheeee!
    Oh you lucky lady you... You and Martin enjoy, and take photos.. I would love to see..

    You daughter did a beautiful job on your banner, it looks great... Your bears are so exquisite Carolyn.
    Travel safe and enjoy!
    Big hug,
    Penny

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  6. Oh, the banner is so cute :) Espero que andes muy bien, abrazos!

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  7. Bon voyage! I look forward to reading about your trip pn your return

    Xo

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  8. Have a wonderful vacation and a safe trip, dear Carolyn!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  9. Oh that's'wonderful you have been in Paris! I think you will like the Provence, I live in the north of the Provence! Still summer now, enjoy your holiday mon ami,a bientôt,
    Bon voyage,
    Janny
    http://roses-pour-toujours.blogspot.fr

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  10. Dear Carolyn,
    I wish you wonderful holidays, have a lovely time and enjoy every single minute!
    Love the Banner your daughter made!
    Take care,
    au revoir, a bientot!
    Sending much Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  11. Have a wonderful time Carolyn, I am sure it will be fabulous! There is nothing like a trip to Paris and Provence to awaken your senses, never mind the whole driving thing!

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  12. This is so very exciting! Paris, London, Provence...are places most people dream of.. I'm sure you are going to have an unforgettable stay! Enjoy every single moment Carolyn!
    Kisses!
    Olympia

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  13. Bon Voyage! Look forward to hearing more on your return! x

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  14. Have a wonderful holiday. I'm sure you will come back refreshed.

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  15. Dear Carolyn!
    What a wonderful message!
    I know this places and I' m sure you will enjoy it...
    I wish you a beautiful travel with your husband!
    With love,
    Geli

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  16. Have a lovely holiday time dear.
    Big hugs x

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  17. Thank you so much everyone, so kind of you to send warm wishes.
    Hope I can come and visit you all when I have a spare moment.

    hugs
    Carolyn

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  18. Wishing you and your Mister a splendid and happy journey...Godspeed!
    Sending hugs...
    Judy

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  19. Dear Carolyn, how exciting!!!
    I wish you and your husband a gloriously fun trip!!
    Hope you will share some photos.. ;))
    Bisous!
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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  20. Dear Carolyn,

    Wishing you and your husband a good time in the UK and France!

    Enjoy!

    Madelief x

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  21. Carolyn dear, what a wonderful vacation you are soon to have,- I wish you a beautiful trip to England and France- how fantastic for you!!
    It will be filled with amazing experiences for your both!!
    Your post is lovely with your new banner, and sweet roses my dear !!
    Hugs and xx
    Dorthe

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  22. Dear Carolyn,
    Have a wonderful holiday in London and France. I can't wait to hear all about it.
    Sarah x

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  23. Dear Carolyn
    Aww you and Martin have the most wonderful time!

    Even though I've only just arrived back I could do it all again too!!
    Lap up that energising sun In Provence.

    Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
    Bon voyage ma cherie
    hugs
    Shane x

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  24. Hi dear Carolyn! I hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday, but I know you will.
    I love the banner your daughter made for you. Your bears are so beautiful my friend!
    many hugs your way...

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  25. OH MON AMIE! AU REVOIR BON VOYAGE ET AMUSEZ-VOUS! I am so late here; school is starting and I'm crazy busy! HUGS !!! Anita

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  26. Nice holidays ...
    I want to see pictures when you'll come back ...
    I wish you both a wonderful trip ... I love Paris and Provence!
    Bon Voyage ... bisou, Babi

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  27. Enjoy your holiday, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  28. Carolyn, enjoy your holidays and have lots of fun! How sweet is your daughter, the banner is really adorable!:) Beautiful roses as well, you know they are my fav flower!:) Kisses dear, have a safe trip! xo

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  29. Hi Carolyn, have a wonderful trip. Of course, I don't even have to say that. With all the places you are going, how could it not be wonderful? My son is settled in at college in Colorado and in his second week of classes. It was bittersweet parting but I know it is time for him to spread his wings. Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy

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  30. Oh Carolyn, how I wish that I could be there right now to meet you in person. Have a delightful trip filled with memories to last a lifetime!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  31. Dearest Carolyn;
    Wow, have a wonderful trip to London and Paris with your husband♡♡♡ I can imagine your excitement, my friend.
    Europe is really exotic places for me. Wishing you two a marvelous trip.

    So sorry for my absence and belated comment, bit under the weather lately (^^;)
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  32. Hope you have a fabulous holiday Carolyn!!
    ~Anne xx

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  33. Should I write in French ? Je te souhaite un très bon séjour en France et j'espère qu'il sera à la hauteur de tes espérances ! La France est un merveilleux pays, et encore davantage sous le soleil.

    Bisoubisous de PARIS

    Joëlle

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  34. Bon voyage! J'espere que tu fait les vacances belles en Londres et Paris!

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  35. Safe travels! Have a wonderful time:)

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  36. I hope you have just the most wonderful holiday EVER. I'm sure you will do Fabulous with your French. I'll say some prayers for you a safe and joyful trip.
    and isn't it nice to have daughters who does such wonderful banners for us? My daughter Alexia, does all my banners and business cards.
    Take care Hon,
    Marie Antoinette

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  37. Dear Carolyn, I`m sure you have just WONDERFUL holiday!!!♥ Perfect!:)


    Many hugs, my dear!
    Marikki

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  38. Here's hoping you have the best holiday ever ... enjoy xxx

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  39. Oh bonjour mon amie! Have a wonderful journey to my "dream" vacation destination.
    Thank you for your visit and sweet comment Carolyn.
    Bon voyage! Edie Marie

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  40. You are probably in Paris now, so
    wonderful. Wish you a lovely stay
    there and in Provence.
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  41. Hello dear Carolyn,
    your journey sounds so good I hope you have enjoyed everything. After our visit to Scotland, we also stopp for a few days in London, that we loved so much. Next weekend we will go for a short trip to Paris. You see we have the same liking for our holidays...
    Take care & hugs, Bine

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  42. Dearest Carolyn, oh that sounds great! I wish you the most wonderful holiday and many many memorable, fantastic experiences! The banner your talented daughter made is really pretty!
    Warm hugs and have a good time!
    Traude

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  43. Hello Carolyn
    I hope you are having a wonderful time in London & Paris! We have spent a month in London 15 years ago but never been to Paris... on our bucket list for sure! Thank you for the lovely comment today! Take care.

    Hugs
    Wanda

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  45. Dear Carolyn,
    How sweet of you to come meet Matilda when you are in Paris! Thank you so much, and I hope you are having the time of your life.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  46. Hi Carolyn, Oh I so hope you are enjoying a wonderful time away. Looks like you left the day after we did on our anniversary trip. It was amazing and we enjoyed every minute. The weather was perfect and we hated to return to our extreme heat. I am so ready for fall.

    Enjoy your travels in London and Paris. Can't wait to see your pics. Wishing you a fabulous time.
    Hugs!

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  47. Hello, Carolyn.I'm sure you're enjoying your time away! I'm looking forward to hearing from you when you return!

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  48. Hello, Carolyn!
    Long time no see.
    Hope you will have a wonderful trip to London and Paris!

    I have come back blogging.
    Tomoko

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  49. Hello Carolyn,
    Hope that you enjoy your trip to London, Paris and Provence, Oh my surely a magnificent experiences.
    Your bears are waiting for you so;)
    have agreat time.
    hugs

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  50. Carolyn,
    I'm so glad that you thought of me while visiting Paris and the Eiffel Tower. You must have had a great time. I hope we will see pictures soon.

    Have a blessed day.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  51. I am simply green with envy, such a life you lead! Have a jolly good trip!

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  52. Oh, wish you a GREAT trip. I`m sure it will be fantastic. We are planning visit France and Italy next summer, so I will be so exited to hear from your trip. Specially Provence.

    Warm hug from here

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  53. ciao Carolyn ,

    no doubt you had a wonderful time in Paris and Provence , looking forward to read your reportage ..... and what about the little bears ?did your daughter take care ?
    My contratulations for the banner

    have a nice Sunday

    ave

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  54. Dear Carolyn
    What a wonderful trip!I love your pictures with the flowers. Congratulations for the banner.
    I wish you a happy week and a good time.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

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  55. Hi Carolyn!
    Hope you had great time in France!
    I love Paris and provence, can't wait to see you pics! :)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

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  56. Dear Carolyne, wow, uch wonderful trip ahead! I wish you a fabulous time - enjoy every minute and see you back soon - with many new pictures! Hugs from germany!

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  57. I just enetred a comment - do you see it? Anyway, i wish you a fabulous time in England and France Carolyne - Septrmber is a great month for traveling. See you back soon!

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  58. Sounds like a wonderful vacation:). Look forward to seeing the updated website.

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  59. Have a wonderful trip lucky girl!! Your daughter's banner looks great....and you don't have to talk to me about website neglect, but sometimes we just have to let it happen. Safe travels and warm hugs ~ Jenn

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  60. Thank you for your visit and kind wishes. I hope your trip is as good as it sounds, and it sounds fantastic. Your daughter made a lovely job of the banner, and all your bears are so cute.
    Looking forward to hearing about your trip, love Linda x

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  61. ¸.•°❤ Boa Noite, amiga! ❤⊱彡

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  62. Oh, what a wonderful trip! Hope you have/had a lot of fun!
    Hugs
    Christiane

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  63. I think Paris in the fall would be a dream come true. I was there in the heat of summer with crowds of people. You chose a great time of year to visit.

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  64. Happy travels!
    Thanks for visiting me today at Delights of the Heart. I have traveled to NZ many years ago and loved it. Would love a return visit one day.

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  65. Thanks so much, dear Carolyn, for your visit!! I hope you are having a fabulous time, sweet friend!!
    Love and hugs,
    - Irina

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  66. What a wonderful trip, visit all theses great city's in Europa. I'm sure you had a fantastic vacation.
    For me is blogging also a great expirience to be contact with people all over the word.
    Have a nice weekend, Cla

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  67. Hope you are enjoying your trip...see you soon!

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  68. °º✿♫
    °º✿ Olá!
    º° ✿✿

    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ♫° ·.¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

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  69. Bon Voyage beautiful Carolyn! Have a wonderful, inspiring, delicious time with Martin!!
    xox
    Constance

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  70. Bon Voyage dear Carolyn!! Have a wonderful time filled with lots of inspiration and delicious meals with Martin!
    xox
    Constance

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  71. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wishing Marcel a very happy 22nd Birthday!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you Mariette for remembering Marcel's birthday, you are so kind.
      Also I appreciate all the kind well wishes from my dear friends for our holiday.
      We are having a wonderful time and have had gorgeous weather ( only one wet day)
      Our last week has been in Nice where we have enjoyed spending time at the beach.
      Leave here on Thursday back to Paris on the TGV and flying back home in the weekend. Look forward to blogging again and coming to visit you all.

      Happy week
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  72. Gracias por tu visita ha sido todo un placer, tu blog es maravilloso ha sido precioso venir hasta aquí, besitos y hasta otra.

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  73. Enjoy your trip, my friend!♥

    Marikki

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  74. Sounds like you are enjoying some time away! Good for you and I hope it's a wonderful time. You deserve the best!

    Heidi

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    flw me and tell where u’ve followed me!

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