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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Bye-Bye 2011, Hello 2012!

The year 2011 has come to a close and I have to say this year has just passed away too quickly.
There are many bitter sweet memories this year and I wish I had not made too many rash decisions. I hope I act very sensibly the next year but also have loads of fun and not let go of the opportunities God sends my way.

But looking at the bright side, for just a couple of months I had some joyous moments with great new friends at work who were so kind and loved me unconditionally. Thanks dears!! And despite the dilemma and lots of troubles, I have bought a flat although it is being built. (I'm not going to think about mortgage!)

The best bit - I discovered blogland and I have had such fun visiting all the lovely blogs. This was a new world where very nice people posted beautiful things and are always very polite, encouraging, inspirational, optimistic and talented.  I really appreciate all your kind comments and visits and enjoy reading your posts and seeing the world through your pictures. I hope to continue this journey and meet lots of friends next year too!


  1. I hope the flat is perfect and you have a wonderful 2012.
    Keep Happy.

  2. Olá, votos de continuação de Boas Festas....

  3. I have some bittersweet memories too. But overall, it was a good year. A year of loss and change for me.

  4. Here' a hot tip. When you get older time seems to pass by more quickly! Of course, I know this from experience.
    I enjoy following your blog. Keep up the good work.
    All the best to you and your family in 2012.

  5. I hope all is good in your home! How exciting!!
    I wish you a wonderful and happy new year ahead!!!

  6. "... very nice people posted beautiful things and are always very polite, encouraging, inspirational, optimistic and talented."

    I see you've visited my place.

    And you haven't gotten very far into the archives :-)

    Thanks for stopping by, and for the kind words!

  7. Adrian, thanks for promoting my blog and those lovely comments! Buddaress wow! But I just don't have the patience and tolerance :) Wishing you many more adventures in the next year!!

    Bob, Fernando,Burhan Thanks for your wishes!!

    Sprinkles, here's wishing you countless happiness and joyful times next year, Cheers Ruby!

    Red, that is so true! Thanks for your kind comment and wishes!

    Dawn, Thank you for the wishes and I hope to read a lots more interesting posts from you the next year too :)

    Suldog, Thanks for your visit! And, yes I absolutely meant you ("The Gift" post) when I wrote that line.

  8. Here's wishing you a happy, healthy and balanced New Year.



  9. Wishing you a wonderful, safe and very Happy New Year, Ruby!!

    Hugs and Many Blessings,
    Coreen XOXO

  10. Happy New Year to you as well! Keep blogging! :-)

  11. Beautiful.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

  12. I am going to look forward to what you have in store for us in 2012.

    God Bless your New Year Miss Ruby.

  13. Happy new year, Ruby, for you and yours!

  14. Ricambiamo con tutto il cuore gli auguri di un buon 2012 che possa essere per te l'anno piu bello della tua vita. Un abbraccio da Galadriel e Legolas de "Ilpeccatoveniale"

  15. Have another great year & a rocking rollicking ride into 2012,

  16. Happy New Year to you also. I enjoy your blog.

  17. Hello Ruby. Happy New Year!
    We've all had our share of trials & tribulations in 2011, but each experience, be it good or bad, has taught us a little something about ourselves. I am grateful for my moments because even though my directions may have changed many times, I was never lost.

    Wishing you all the best with your new flat & hope this coming year is filled with lots of happiness, laughter & an abundance of love.

    Thanks for sharing & for your support throughout the year. Your comments have been appreciated.

    A Poet's Immortal Thoughts

  18. I wish you the best of everything and every happiness in 2012!

  19. Ruby, thanks for your New Year wishes, and I wish you the same. I agree with your comments about other bloggers. They are lovely people - Dave

  20. Thanks friends for all your warm wishes!!

  21. Happy New Year to you too Ruby. Best to you! :)

  22. Hello Ruby, its great to meet you! Good luck with the flat and don't worry about the mortgage. Hey, you'll have your own place! Best wishes for a healthy and propserous New Year!

  23. what an enchanting little lagoon. i couldn't help but gaze. happy new year to you. here from mickie's place.

  24. Ruby wishing you all the very best int this the New Year. Love your image and words.

  25. Hi from another Blogling who discovered the joys of blogging in 2011. 2012, a year of new possibilities.

  26. Thanks for your wishes Lord Thomas, Lisa, and Stephen.

    Ed, this place is the Jurassic coast in UK. It is very enchanting and the view is mesmerizing from the cliff tops.

  27. Happy New year madam!! have a rocking year ahead!!


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