Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Merry - One and All!


The clocks are chiming 12:00, it is officially Christmas 2013 in Vancouver.  The house is decorated, the fridge is stocked with all the flavours memories require for our own traditions. Egg nog does not cross the threshold,  hot apple cider is the beverage of choice as is lamb roast instead of turkey. Pavlova or plum pudding, Christmas cake and shortbread are the must cook sweet choices for this holiday. 






A parcel has been delivered while everyone is out carolling.




All is quiet.



Come in, welcome, the fire is lit and thankfully once more our children, their loved ones and our grandchildren are safe together under our roof. Truly a gift of Christmas that is most treasured.

We hope that your loved ones are with you.

Merry, merry one and all.

With warm regards.

Janine and Bruce



Sunrise December 24, Christmas Eve


Ice and snow on Boundary Bay, British Columbia and view of Mount Baker.


Sunrise from our house, across the ice  to Mount Baker.

24 comments:

  1. Dear Janine,
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you and your family.
    Hugs Dorien

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  2. Janine, your photoes are full of feelings. Peacefull and happy Christmas time for you and your family. Hugs Kati

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  3. Merry Christmas. Great scene and beautiful sunrise!

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  4. Beautiful pictures. Merry Christmas, Janine!
    Lisa :-)

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  5. Wow Janine, what a fantastic view! What a beautiful place to live and see all the beautiful surprises Mother Nature gives you!
    Your dollshouse is looking warm and welcoming. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  6. Sounds like a perfect day at your house.....a very Merry Christmas!!!! Beautiful day here in Hobart, but your photos are stunning!!!
    Linda x

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  7. Wow!
    Beautiful Views... Beautiful House.... Beautiful Sentiments....!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

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  8. Wonderful pictures.
    Merry Christmas!
    Faby

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  9. What a beautiful post. Merry Christmas Janine and Bruce all the way from New Zealand where it is already Boxing Day morning (26th). I am just checking new blog entries of my mini friends, many of whom are still celebrating Christmas Day. I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for a creative 2014.

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  10. Beautiful photos. I love the fact that it sounds like you have adopted some traditions from other places on your travels. No pavlova at our house this year, but it is a family favourite. It's Boxing Day here too is Australia. Have a fabulous holiday. IndyPoppy

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  11. Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año 2014!!
    Besos de las Malu´s,

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  12. I hope your Christmas has been one to remember, thanks for the beautiful photographs and your house looks super decked out for the festivities.

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  13. Hello Janine and Bruce! Congratulations on making the deadline you two! :D
    It is such a Pleasure to read your posts Janine and to see Bruce's magic with the camera! The view of the mini house and the view of Boundary Bay are both Stunning! Merry Christmas my friends!

    elizabeth

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  14. Beautiful photos and beautiful Xmas decorations! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs Eemaiva

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  15. Beautiful!!! Merry Christmas! :D

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  16. Seasons greetings!
    Thank you for these amazing and beautiful pictures of miniatures and nature.
    Geneviève

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  17. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both of you. Beautiful pictures!

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  18. Hope you all had a wonderful day! The photos are breathtaking!

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  19. Hope you had a wonderful day.
    Thans for sharing this fantasic pictures.
    Happy new year to you and your family.
    Greetings and a hug
    Melanie

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  20. Gorgeous photos! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  21. Hello my dear friend Janine and what lovely surprise to see your beautiful house all decked out for Christmas. Love love Janine! So inviting and every part of it says "Janine"!
    FATS

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  22. stunning pictures Jeanine! And what a lovely post, truly capturing the spirit of Christmas. Best wishes for 2014; love & happiness for you and your loved ones!

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  23. Oh wow, Janine, this is so beautiful. I love how you've decorated the house for Christmas. And the photos are gorgeous. It must be amazing to have views like that. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. I am new to minis and I'm loving it. I am looking forward to doing more and more with it all.
    Blessings for 2014, Bird

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  24. Dearest Janine.....I so hope your New Years Eve was one to remember. Sadly we have no plans to be in Queensland in the time you mentioned. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.....it sounds great. To be honest....I don't think I could face another departure lounge, food in plastic contains and safety announcements......but I am sure it will pass when I want to again return to France....lol!!!
    Linda x

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