Friday, December 29, 2017

Rocking Your World 2017: Week 52

Well we've rocked to the end of another year, and I am sure you will all agree that it has flown past. So I had to do a really quick post to say Goodbye to 2017.

Here is today's smile, a group of photos I posted as usual on Facebook, Christmas morning., with the caption, "Raising a glass to family and friends, both near and far. Happy Christmas to you all. Have a wonderful day". It does, of course, show Chris and I, but also our grandson Mikey who has spent Christmas with us again this year, and Kim and Foxy who didn't want to be left out.
As you can see, we were blessed with a lovely sunny day, and blue skies that lasted all day.
As I had already cooked a full Christmas dinner for our son and his partner, a week ago, and also a roast beef dinner for us on Christmas Eve, on Christmas Day we went out to dinner, and had a very nice meal, with live music and friendly folk all around us, which was great. As we left the restaurant at around 4.30, I took this photo of the Cabrera mountains, with a still blue sky behind them. I love the uneven tips of this range, which are so different from the smooth rounded mountains that are all around us.
Another little smile is this pink miniature rose, which has a sprinkling of stardust for Christmas. It is so pretty that I wanted to share it while it is still at its best

And finally just one evening sky photo. All week it has been warm and sunny for most of the day, with the exception of Thursday when it was grey and there were high winds that tipped over plants pots and scattered garden debris everywhere. So each evening the clouds were blown together to form some rather ominous banks, but the setting sun still caught them, and made them look far less menacing.
We had one spectacular sunset, but as I was deep in conversation with my son and his family on Skype, I didn't get any photos of it! But of course I'd rather be chatting to family that out with my camera!

Unfortunately, today finds me full of a head cold that is doing the rounds here, so now I am going to go back to the warmth of the sitting room for a lazy evening. Tomorrow our Grandson goes home, and I expect we will have our usual very quiet New Year's Eve at home, watching the celebrations on TV in the big cities, and an hour later, watching the ones in UK.

So I will now link up with Annie's Friday Smiles, and Rocking Your World. Thank you to Annie and Virginia for keeping us all smiling all year.

Wishing all my followers a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2018. May it bring you all you are hoping for. See you again next year!


  1. How lovely to share a little of your sunshine Kate. It’s been cold, damp and quickly dark here today. Luckily no snow though as much of the country has had lots.....we’ve already had more than our share lol.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018 and hope we can share lots of smiles together.
    Annie x

  2. The blue skies look fabulous, I'm sure it's been far warmer where you are than we are. Your Christmas day photos are fabulous, I'm glad you had a good day and were able to go out for dinner rather than cooking. The sky photos and clear blue sky day photos are beautiful as always. I hope you have a lovely New Year see you in 2018



  3. You look SO happy surrounded by family (the furry ones, too). Another simply stunning sunset. Hope your 2018 brings you joy, good health, and even more happiness.

  4. What a relaxed post Kate - it sounds as though you were not rushing hither and yon, but quietly enjoying life. Your rose is beautiful!
    Blessings for 2018

  5. It's been such a joy reading your blog this year. I hope you have very Happy New Year! Pat xx


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