Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year

I just want to tell you about the other night... our daughter beckoned us to come outside to see what she just saw.
A flash of light was racing across the sky at a terrific speed! 
It turned out that this was the International Space Station, we later found out after our son googled to see what it was. 
Over South Africa, was where it was heading for, so did not have time to go and get the camera.
Then as we stood out on the deck looking up at the amazing night sky and  pointing out the stars and which ones we could name,  makes one think a lot of the wonderment of the universe.  
Then as if that wasn't amazing enough, the full moon started rising up, a huge dark blood orange colour appeared and was an awesome sight, lighting up the dark night sky. 
Spending a wonderful time with family home for the holidays, makes for a joyful time

We will soon be given a brand new year ahead and this is such a wonderful gift.
My sincere thanks to all my dear readers for the kindness you have shown me, visiting my blog and reading what I write. I am grateful for everyone of you.

Memory is the diary that we carry about with us
~Oscar Wilde

Onetangi Beach, looked lovely this morning

'And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been
~Ranier Maria Rilke

I wish you love, peace, joy and good health for the year ahead


  1. My deaerst Carolyn,
    what a beautiful night this must have been! Thank you for telling about this!
    Wishing you and all your loved ones a Happy New Year 2016 too, filled with Love, Joy, Happiness and Healthiness!
    Sending much love and hugs, and thank you for another year , filled with your wonderful friendship!
    Claudia xo

  2. Dear Caroly,
    I wish you and your family a Happy New Year too :-)
    Hugs & greetings

  3. So sweet *•*
    Wishing you and your family a very happy sweet joyful new year xx

  4. Love that Wilde quote!
    Happy 2016, darling!


  5. Dear Carolyn, that must have been a fantastic view. I wish you also the best for 2016. Groetjes, Hetty

  6. Happy New year Carolyn.
    I wish you all the best

  7. Hi, dear Carolyn! And Happy new year to you and your family!

  8. Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2016, dear Carolyn.

  9. Happy new Ria x ❤️

  10. The view of the stars must have been amazing, dear Carolyn!
    Wishing you and your beloved ones a wonderful 2016! :D

  11. Happy new year! I wish all the best dear! kisses

  12. I hope that you have a wonderful new year! xx

  13. Dear Carolyn, Wishing you and your family a Happy New year too! Thank you for telling us about the International Space Station I have just looked it up on the internet and we should be able to see it occasionally too. Your evening of star and moon gazing sounds magical. Sarah x

  14. Hola amiga querida , espero que este 2016 llegue cargado de bendiciones para ti y tus seres queridos y podamos seguir manteniendo esta amistad virtual

  15. What a fun thing to see! Happy New Year!

  16. Hello Carolyn,

    Amazing what you see when you look up. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Happy days.

  17. Dear Carolyn
    I wish you a happy New Year. I wish you all the best for you and your family.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  18. Dear Carolyn!
    I wish you a very happy year with your family!
    May all your dreams come true ....
    With love,

  19. Hi dearest Carolyn, happy, happy, happy new year and big hugs!!! Kisses from.. NI ;)) BYE!!!

  20. Happy New Year, Carolyn!!
    May it be a year of joy, happiness and good health for you and your beloved ones!

  21. A melhor saída é seguir em frente com motivação.
    Feliz Ano Novo

  22. Carolyn, this is a wonderful New Year's post. I would loved to have seen that moon, what a sight. The beach DOES look lovely. Sometimes I miss it so much, but got a chance to see it recently when I visited Jess for Thanksgiving. I appreciate you and your blog, and I look forward to more of your delightful posts in the coming year.

    Happy New Year, dear Carolyn!

    love, ~Sheri

  23. Oh sometimes I wish more people would look up to the skies ...

    Many good wishes, to you and yours, for 2016

    All the best Jan

  24. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    What an incredible thing to witness with your family.
    I'm nursing my flu, got over the worst I guess but will hit the mattress again and drink lots of fluids.

  25. How awesome to be able to have seen the space station jet across the sky Carolyn! I missed that great full moon but my daughter told me all about it.
    Those lilies in the first photo are beautiful! I forget you are an entire 2 seasons ahead of me.
    Wishing you the happiest New Year my sweet friend so far away!
    much love from here...

  26. Thanks for reminding me that sun still shines in the world! We've had a spell of rain and clouds!
    Wishing you Peace and Joy in 2016!

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  28. Dear Carolyn, thank you for your kind wishes, I so hope and wish for you and your family, that your new year will be healthy and with lots of happy hours.
    Your experience with your family to see the special sky with light flash and a amazing moon, such is special memories, dear friend.
    Hugs and kisses for a beautiful 2016 to you, Carolyn, from Dorthe

  29. What a wonderfully inspiring transition into 2016!

    Wishing you the best in health and happiness and love for the new year, Carolyn!


  30. Wishing you and your family happiness and joy in 2016 dear Carolyn!
    We missed seeing the Space Station as we were in Australia then - how exciting that you saw it! Our universe is such a magical place I agree!
    Shane xox

  31. Happy New Year my darling friend Love you

  32. Dearest Carolyn, Happy New Year my friend. Sending love and best wishes your way for a beautiful 2016. Blessings to you and your family always. Thank you for your friendship. You are a blessing to me. Love and joy, xo

  33. Dearest Carolyn,
    this must have been a really amazing night! Oh, and may be that we saw the "same" moon, cause if it was full moon here it seemed to be orange, too...
    Thank you so much for your good wishes - I could see your Christmas post and I'm sure you had a great time with your beloved ones - and I hope you also could start into the New Year in the very best way!
    Lots of hugs my dear and HAPPY 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  34. Dear Carolyn
    I´m always happy meeting you
    Happy New year

  35. Happy New Year

  36. This must have been a wonderful night! Happy new year to you and your family

  37. That must have been an incredible sight. Your blog is truly a fun place to visit.

    I am back from vacation. Thanks for visiting when I was gone. My first journal post is

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  38. May you have a wonderful new year. Can't hardly believe that 2016 is here! I always enjoy visiting you,

  39. Dear Carolyn. What a fantastic night you had. Wish you a wonderful new year.
    Hugs from here

  40. Dear Carolyn, I'm so sorry I didn't get here sooner to wish you a Happy New Year. Hope that 2016 will bring you health, happiness, joy, peace and an endless stream of creativity!

    Gaby xo

  41. Olá... Regressei para comentar uma nova publicação, como não foi possível, reforço os meus votos de um feliz 2016.

  42. What a special family moment that must have been. Happy New Year my sweet friend. Wishing you and your family all the best always.


  43. Dearest Carolyn,
    How exciting... Now that is a night to remember..

    How very sweet of you to come visit and leave such a kind note at my door... Wishing you good health and happiness in the new year. So you are needle felting? Wonderful! I think you will love it.. But yes, be very careful with those needles.. The barbs at the end are so tiny I cannot see them, but know they are there.. I have poked myself more times than I care to remember. I am enjoying this new creative venture with the crocheting.. Then I needle felt the details.. I find it is a very enjoyable combination. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so grateful for your friendship.

  44. Dear Carolyn,
    I'm truly far too glad to have discovered your wonderful blog thanks to you and the lovely Stephanie !
    Thanking you most sincerely for the beautiful words you've written as a comment on ~ My little old world ~ I wish you all the best for the new year just begun and a beautiful end of this week,
    sending love

    P.S.: your bears are really enchanting !!!


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