Friday, January 3, 2020

Happy New Year!

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and happy holidays and the start of the Roaring 20's, is going well. Sorry I have been a little quiet here but have been enjoying family time, dog walks and relaxing. Here are a few photos taken the past few days. Bluebell's first Christmas with us and wondering what present is hers.

Saying goodbye to this decade, in my favourite place, at home with my favourite little puppy Bluebell.

Just want to take this moment to say a big thank you to all my friends, for the love and support last year. Here's to a new decade and wishing you a joyous year, filled with happiness and adventure.
Wishing you a happy New Year, I hope 2020 brings you everything you dream of and more.


  1. A nice surprise to see your blog pop up. Happy new year, Carolyn. Bluebell sure is a cutie! All the best for 2020.

  2. Dearest Carolyn,
    wishing you a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year too!
    Thank you so much for your lovely card, I got it yesterday! I am late with cards, I am writing New Year cards, so it will take a few days longer! Did not find any time before Christmas :O(... but I was thinking of you, my deaerst friend!
    ♥️ Lots of Love,Claudia ♥️
    ೋღ Happy New Year! ღೋ

  3. Hope the New Year will be happy and wonderful for you and your family!

  4. Dearest Carolyn,
    Well, your puppy Bluebell has grown up and seems to be very much a part of the family!
    They truly are family members and that's how it ought to be.
    Happy to read that you had some valuable family time over the special Christmas and New Year's Eve time.

  5. CAROLYN! Good morning to you and Miss Bluebell! What a lovely surprise to see you at my blog!

    I sincerely hope that all is well and that you are far from those fires we are hearing about? May your new year be promising and happy my dear. How lovely to see you and enjoy your little Bluebell. Sweet as can be, sweet as ever are you.

  6. Happy New Year Carolyn.... thanks for stopping by my blog... just wanted to pop over to say all the best for it seems odd to write that number doesn't it? Hope you have a great year .....
    hugs, V>

  7. Bluebell is ADORABLE! All the best in 2020.

  8. happy new year Carolyn.....with lots of health and Ria 💕💕💕

  9. Bluebelle is such a cutie!!!! So lovely pet!
    Best wishes for a wonderful 2020 to you and your family, dear Carolyn, full of joy, health, success, love and everything your heart wish!

  10. Dearest Carolyn
    how nice to see the Christmas photos from your atmospheric home with your cute fur "baby"! (Bluebell is already big, I know, but I think, just like for us our cats, she will remain your baby forever ;-)) I am happy to read that you enjoyed family time, dog walks and relaxing - and I hope New Zealand will be spared from the terrible drought that affects Australia. (I'm so sad about this news ... all the losses, the shocking stories from the koalas etc ... do you feel any effects of the bushfires in Australia in NZ?)
    I thank you very much for your good wishes. I also wish you and your family a great, wonderful, healthy 2020!
    Love & hugs, Traude

    1. Dear Traude,

      Thank you for the very kind note and wishing you and your family all the best for 2020.
      Yes, it has been very sad news with the fires in Australia and there has been days when the smoke dust has drifted across to NZ, making the sky a yellow/orange colour and not allowing the sun to shine through. One day it was so dark at 2 pm in the afternoon we had to turn out lights on inside. Really hope they can get the fires under control and they can get some decent rainfall. thanks for your friendship.

  11. Happy New Year Carolyn.
    Loved seeing the photographs with Bluebell she is so cute.

    All the best Jan

  12. Bluebell sure looks like she's enjoying her home at Christmastime. I am wondering what she got under the tree too. : ) I hope the new year is being kind to you, Carolyn. And wishing you much goodness along the way.


    1. Thank you Sheri and wishing you all the best for the year. She got a little Sheri's lamb chop toy with a squeaker which she loves and will share a photo soon

  13. Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year, dear Carolyn.

  14. Happy new year you too!
    Monique 🐾🐾

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and your nice new year wishes. And thanks for answering my question about the effects of Australian bushfires in New Zealand. The yellow-orange sky and all the dust and ashes must have been a shocking sight, since you knew what the reason for it was... I hope you and your loved ones are doing well! Give the sweet Blubell a hug from me :-)
    Love Traude


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