January 1, 2012

New Year's Resultions and Some of My New Blogging Rules


I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year, and hope you have a great one. Thank you very much to everyone who commented on the previous post. Also, thank you to my new followers; I really appreciate you reading my blog. Those of my readers who have been following me for a while know that my family is about to move to a new house. The month of January will be devoted to packing our stuff. Because of this, unfortunately, I will not be able to carry on with my usual active blogging life. I will update as often as I can, and let you know how the changes go. I regret to say that, at the moment, I will not be able to respond to each comment individually. However, I will visit your blogs in whatever spare time I may be able to find.

Now, on the subject of my New Year's Resolutions. Last year, I had only one wish: to learn how to live in the moment. This year, I have chosen a different direction; I am going to try to be more active on my own, and try to learn and use as many new skills as possible.

And now, here are some bits and pieces from my holidays:













I have met this Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. He gave me a hug, and also a candy cane. I think it's a good omen. 


Our cat is a little confused on the subject of why the bookshelves are now empty of books. He decided to use them as best as he can.


I have been going through my old photos, and I have found this one, of my daughter, jumping into the sea on our holiday in Turkey. I feel about the same right now.

37 comments:

  1. Good luck on your move Olga. Sounds like a busy yet happy start to the new year for you. I love the photos in this post. We'll see you when you can.

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  2. What a great way to start the New Year -- in a new house. But I know what hard work it is to move -- all the packing, unpacking and disruption of usual schedules and routines. Best of luck with all of that, Olga. We'll look forward to hearing all about it --- and seeing pictures (the ones of your holiday are beautiful) -- when you're back online!

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  3. Happy New Year, Olga! Good luck to you and your family :)Looking forward to your updates very soon.

    PS. These are beautiful photos! I especially love the candles!!

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  4. Happy New Year Olga. I am happy you stopped and left a message today. I wish you good luck with the move. Moving is always a bit of a struggle, tiring, scaring and exciting all at once. Looking forward to your return in Blogland. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. You have a good year and all the best with your move.

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  6. С Новым годом! Нового счастья вам в новом доме!
    Фото рыжего я ждала, без него праздничный отчет был бы неполноценным.
    Пусть все сбудется!))

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  7. Images d'émerveillement, de bonnes résolutions. Finalement, de l'optimisme pour 2012.
    C'est bien!
    Bonne journée, Olga, et tous mes voeux!

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  8. Good luck with the move and I love the photos!

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  9. Happiest of New Year and Safe Move Greetings to You!

    Your holiday photos are simply fantastic! Best I saw all season. And I love your New Years resolution this year. It will be fun to see where it leads you.

    Kitty looks a wee stressed? Watch carefully so that no escape is possible. ^.^ (And after the move is over, I think you will deserve a wee escape...maybe just for a weekend to de-stress!)

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  10. Great photos. I especially love the one of the bubbles. Great lighting.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Gorgeous images dear Olga and good luck with the move.
    Happy New Year to you and your family in your new home.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  12. Best of luck with your move Olga and a very Happy New Year to you. I adore the photos in this post they are all so beautiful but tell such a festive story. Thank you so much for the comment you left on my latest post, it meant a great deal to me. I look forward to the posts you will be creating this year and wish you the best of luck with your resolution which sounds like and excellent plan. x

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  13. First of all - Happy New year! I hope your moving to a new house will be as qucik and as smooth as possible:)

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  14. What a lovely set :)
    I like all pictures.

    Happy New Year for you :D

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  15. Casa Nova, Vida Nova. Que sejas muito feliz em seu novo lar. O Urbanascidades também esta de casa nova. Aguardo tua visita (quando possível).Abraços, Paulo Bettanin

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  16. I don't do resolutions but one of yours resonates with me and I am going to try very hard to keep up: To do more things on my own! To be more courageous and adventurous!

    Happy New Year, Olga, I am glad we've met.
    Hope moving house will be as painless as can be.

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  17. Happy New Year Olga! Your resolutions make perfect sense! Good luck with the move. I love the picture of your cat - he really wanted to see how it felt to be part of the bookshelf.lol =) I enjoy all your pictures very much! your daughter seems like a natural when it comes to water. I say, go for it too! =)

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  18. Good luck on your move, and be sure to keep an emergency supply of chocolate for energy and destressor!

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  19. A beautiful selection of photos :-)
    Hope 2012 brings you lots of good things, and the house move goes smoothly.... it is always a lot of hard work!

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  20. Up late and I cannot sleep! So catching up on blogging! Bubbles photo is great, and its freezing so your cuppacino photo makes me crave one! Though the coffee is not what I really need right now!!! Happy NEw Year!

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  21. happy new year olga and good luck with the move! don't worry about blogging, it can wait till you are settled in 'real' life :)

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  22. Yippee i can post here again! wishing you an easy move and thanks for all the fab pics :)

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  23. Ms. Olga, it's a simple pleasure to visit your beautiful blog. I trust all goes well and Happy New year to you :)

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  24. Nous sortons nous même à peine de travaux et d'un déménagement. Nous sommes encore dans les cartons...
    Bon courage !
    Une très belle nouvelle année pour vous et ceux qui vous sont chers...

    Pierre

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  25. Happy New Year, dear Olga!I hope you and yours have a wonderful year full of magic, health, love and success.
    Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures with us all and good luck on your move.Your New Year's resolutions make perfect sense. This year I too want to be more active on my own and learn as much as I can.
    Marisa

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  26. I wish you well this year!
    Do not worry about the visits. Tell us from time to time, as will the new house:)
    kisses.

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  27. Happy New Year Olga. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. All the best with your new goals for 2012!

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  28. Wow, what beautiful pictures, looks like a great holiday.

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  29. Happy New Year, Olga! Your holidays look perfectly lovely! Your cat is a nice living display on the shelf instead of inanimate books. The last photo looks symbolizing your resolutions. I hope your move be done stress-free and smoothly. Wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous year.

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  30. Happy New Year,Olga!
    Your various bright photos bring me smile. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog too and your friendship. I hope 2012 bring you and yours much happiness.

    Tomoko.

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  31. Best of luck with your move. May you have success with staying in the moment-life is so much better when one can do so. Happy 2012.

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  32. Hi Olga, all the very best with your move. It is a big undertaking and you are right to excuse yourself from blogging for a while, but you will be missed. I hope you had a lovely time at Christmas. I am sorry I didn't visit sooner I have been having computer problems, but they are sorted now. I hope 2012 will be really good to you, but moving out from a house that no longer suits, is a very good start.With all my love, Linda x

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  33. Oh!!!Olga very beautiful cat!!! Good luck on your move! I wish the new house brings to you happy only!The photo of your daughter is fantastic!!! Happy new year to your family!!!Kisses from Greece.

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  34. Have a great move. Its always exciting to pack and unpack boxes lol
    But to change scenery is also good once in a while.
    Hope its something you were looking forward to
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  35. Wonderful choices of photographs Olga (of course Deniska is my favourite, though your daughter jumping in the water is sweet...I too know that feeling of closing your eyes, holding your nose and jumping straight in!!!!)

    I am in the middle of moving too, from my Garret to a flat in the city centre. Exhausting, but I am almost finished now thanks to friends helping me.

    I wish luck, good health and laughter to your family in the move to your new home, and for the year to come.

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  36. Best wishes and good luck!
    До скорой встречи на страницах блога, я на это надеюсь!

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