Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

I can't believe Christmas is now right upon us!  I'm now prepared and looking forward to spending the day with family.  I am also looking forward to some time off work with my husband, spending some time with family and some much need R&R.

The events in Newton last week to me is a reminder of how fragile life is and that we should count the many blessings we have.  My heart goes out to those families affected by this tragedy this Christmas.

I feel extremely blessed by my husband, family and friends.  This Christmas I am also blessed and extremely thankful to include all of you as friends.  When I started this blog almost a year ago now, I never imagined the wealth of support, encouragement and advice I would receive.  Not to mention the friendships developed.  My only regret is that I didn't start sooner.

Thank you all so much for your support, encouragement, advice and friendship.  Rick and I are both truly grateful.  I am amazed at the connections we have made.  These connections may not be face to face, but they are as important to us as our 'real life' friends.

I wish we could all get together and celebrate the season.  How wonderful that would be!  We ladies could chat over a glass of submission wine and the guys could chat about how badly behaved angelic their wives/partners are ...  On second thought, that last bit might not be such a good idea!

With the craziness of the last week or so I haven't been able to visit all of you.  Please accept my apologies.  To those of you who have recently contacted me for the first time, welcome!  It is always a thrill to meet new friends and I apologise that I haven't yet been able to pay you a visit.  I promise to do so in the new year!

Christmas is a time to focus on loved ones.  Enjoy opening presents, good food and all the other usual trimmings.  However, we must remember the true meaning of Christmas.  To celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Rick and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  We hope you have a safe and blessed Christmas with loved ones and a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.  We will be absent from blogland between Christmas and new year and looking forward to seeing you all safe and well in 2013.


  1. We are the lucky ones Roz!

    Once again

    Merry Christmas!

    Love Willie ( time! wink)

  2. Merry Christmas, Roz. Enjoy your time with family.

  3. I just adore the Nativity scene you posted.

    It's lovely. Blessed Christmas!

  4. Have a beautiful holiday enjoying your family. May all the blessings of the season follow you throughout the year.

  5. Wishing you, Rick and your whole family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a blessed and peaceful New Year!

  6. Such a beautiful post Roz. And as Willie said, we are the lucky ones. Wishing you, Rick, and your family a safe and very Merry Christmas. Hope you and Rick enjoy your time together.

    I think the ladies all ought to enjoy some time together - we could let the men get together if we had 4 or 5 TV screens going with different sports and programs to interest them all so that they didn't talk. :D

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  7. Merry Christmas to you, Rick and family. Hope it's a wonderful one.


  8. Merriest of Christmases to you & your family (((hugs)))

  9. Merry Christmas, Roz and Rick!!

  10. It is now the early hours of Christmas morning here as I write and no sign of Santa at might house yet! Oh well, maybe just as well as I'm not quite sure which list I made this year :)

    I need to get some shut eye now before the fun begins but I just waned to leave a quick note to say thank you all very much for your lovely comments.

    Merry Christmas to all - and to all a good night!

    I hope you all have a lovely Christmas with family and friends.

    Love, hugs and Christmas blessings.


  11. A very Merry Christmas Roz and Rick! Love your post and pics:)

  12. Merry Christmas to you both!

  13. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Roz. And a very Happy New Year to you also! I've been off for a few days and it seems like the world has left me behind! So many postings everywhere! So many emails etc! I love the idea of a get together. We can dream! I can't believe you've been blogging a year now! I wonder whether my site will ever look professional like everyone else's. I always love your posts and pics.

    Hugs, Ami

  14. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and that you will have a wonderful new year. Blessings to you.