Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Joyeux Noël et bonne année / Happy holidays

To all my followers who celebrate Christmas and the New Year, I offer the following greetings:



Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Joyeux Noël et bonne année
Geseënde Kersfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar


Glædelig jul og godt nytår
Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr


Καλά Χριστούγεννα! God jul och gott nytt år
Beannachtaí an tSéasúir 
Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo


Feliz Natal e um Prospero Ano Novo
Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Sawadee Pee Mai


I am sure that I have omitted many languages, particularly those from Asia, but I have tried :)

To all those that celebrate at other times of the year, may I    wish you happy holidays and a fantastic 2012!


These photos were taken around our local shops and supermarkets. Sadly, as you will have read in my last post, the Christmas fair did not happen!!






Wishing you all a Happy and peaceful Christmas, and a very healthy and prosperous New Year from the Charente. 

88 comments:

  1. And to you and your husband....in your permanent home. May the new year bring happiness and all that you wish for. I do hope you are feeling better. Susan

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  2. Whoo ... I love the colour of the globes hanging from the ceiling.

    Compliments of the Season to you and Nigel Diane ... and may 2012 be an extra-special year for you ... :)

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  3. Susan I do feel better but I am not there yet. Hope you have a great festive time Diane

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  4. Graham thanks so much for those lovely words. I also took a fancy to those bright blue baubles. Hope you have great time over the festive season. Diane

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  5. Hello Diane:
    And, wishing you too a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year!!

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  6. Hi Diane, thanks for the Christmas wishes you share here.
    Merry Christmas to you and family. Have a nice day.

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  7. Hi Diane .. love the globes and tinsel decorations - as your header and below ..

    Well done on getting so many languages there .. you must be feeling better if you can get your throat and vocal chords around a few of those words!

    Have a very happy time together with family and friends - vive la France .. enjoy this first one - especially ready for the years ahead.... Merry Christmas and a lovely new year ..Cheers Hilary

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  8. Thanks Jane and Lance I hope that you have a good one as well. Thanks for being such a great follower. Diane

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  9. A lovely Christmas post, thanks Diane. Have a good Christmas and I look forward to following you in 2012.

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  10. Amelia's De-ssert thanks and it has been great to follow you. Have a fantastic time over the holidays.Diane

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  11. Thanks Hilary, I wish you could get my head around all those languages, trying to learn French is quite difficult enough with my memory!

    We will be having a quiet Xmas this year, just the two of us. Hopefully there may be some good films on TV!

    Wishing you all the very best Diane

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  12. Thanks Linda, we will 'chat' again next year. Not that long to go!! Diane x

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  13. Many warm wishes from me too, Diane!
    I hope Xmas will be relaxed and fun!
    For us, it will be reduced to minimum, our children being in Aussie.
    That makes me feel blue...
    Much love, take care!
    A bientôt!

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  14. Our very best wishes for a wonderful
    Christmas together in France! And let's hope the New Year brings you better health and lots of happiness. Thanks for all your great posts over the last year, too!

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  15. Noushka pity you are not just a little closer as we will just be the two of us. I had hoped that FIL would be here, but he has decided that he would rather wait until it is warmer.
    Enjoy and I hope that all your dreams come true in 2012. Diane

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  16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Diane!!!

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  17. Colin and Elizabeth, I have so enjoyed your blog, and I hope to continue doing so. I also hope that my health will be good in the New year! Have a great Christmas, Diane

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  18. Thanks Pam, I hope you have a great time. Diane

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  19. Hi Diane .. hope the films won't all be in French??!! Cheers and enjoy yourselves .. sounds quite lovely! Hilary

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  20. Have a wonderful Christmas Diane and hubby.

    Steve & Deb

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  21. Hi Diane,
    2011 will have been a very busy year for you, with the move to France. I know that you haven't been feeling too well in recent weeks so hopw that 2012 will bring you better health.
    Have a wonderful Christmas together in France and I liik forward to more interesting posts in the coming year.

    Nadolig Llawen!

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  22. Thank you, Diane! Feliz Natal to you and all yours too.

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  23. Hilary, thankfully we have both English and French TV so no problems LOL. Diane

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  24. Thanks Gaynor, I hope that you have a great Christmas and I look forward to reading your news next year Diane

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  25. Thanks JM hope that 2012 will be good for you. Diane

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  26. Hi Diane, I really enjoy and look forward to your comments. My wish for Christmas to you is restful nights sans cough. Be well.

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  27. Marco Pasho That would be the best of all, an interrupted night sleep, thanks for that wish. I love your blog, it has always been so interesting, especially with all your ups and downs this year. I hope that next year will be much better for you. Have a great Xmas Diane

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  28. Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes, gesundes und friedvolles Neues Jahr to you, Diane!

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  29. merry christmas to you and nigel! have a lovely celebration and enjoy. Hugs.

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  30. Happy Holidays! I hope you spend them the way you want to. Looking forward to your new posts in the new year :)

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  31. All wonderful decorations. It is too bad about the fair. Hope the water has receded. I really like the big snowball.

    Hope you'll be able to attend the Cyber Masquerade Ball for New Years.

    Merry Christmas to you and Nigel.

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  32. Cuisine de Provence, vielen dank. Have a great time over the holidays, it looks like you are celebrating already :)) Diane

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  33. Thanks Lena for being such a great follower. All the very best to you and your family, hugs Diane

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  34. Thanks Olga, now Nigel is retired every day is a holiday of sorts :) Happy Holidays Diane

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  35. Gaelyn I am still working out if my imagination can cope with the Cyber Masquerade Ball,, I asked Nigel if he had any ideas and was told "I have no imagination". Not much help guess we are both pretty unimaginative!!
    Have a great time over the holidays Diane

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  36. Happy and healthy Christmas Diane, to you both.

    SP

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  37. beauuuuuuutiful cliks...merry christmas to you dear..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  38. Thanks Jay I hope you have very Happy Holidays. Diane

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  39. Dear Diane,

    hope you have a lovely Christmas and here is to a happy and healthy New Year.

    Take good care of yourself. I hope you are feeling better.

    Red

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  40. My beloved friend Diane,
    Very sweet and nice of you, to send greetings in the languages ​​of your friends!!!!
    Many thanks!
    I wish you Merry Christmas, be in good health and happy with your husband!
    See you again after the holidays!
    Until then, many kisses and greetings to pass the cough!

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  41. Happy Christmas to you and yours Diane xxxx

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  42. Happy Christmas Diane and Nigel and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year, Jacky x

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  43. Boye By Red thanks for asking, I am much better but the nights are still not very good! I wish you all the very best Diane

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  44. Magda thanks so much. You have been a great follower and I thank you. Take care and enjoy the holidays Diane xx

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  45. Jacky hope that you will soon be in France. We wish you everything you wish yourselves. Diane

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  46. Hello Dear Diane! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    I did some changes with my blog and I am draining out of pictures now. Waiting for my brother to come back from his cruise job vacation as I no longer work with the cruise line.

    I am also caught up with my regular work and these days I take pictures of Chennai and created another blog.

    I hope you guys are together enjoying the holiday season in France.

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  47. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2012. xxx

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  48. Your local shops are beautiful, and, as always, your pictures are lovely!

    Merry Christmas, Diane and Nigel, and best wishes for a wonderful New Year in the Charente.

    xoxo Marjie

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  49. Wishing you and Nigel a wonderful christmas and a happy new year xox

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  50. Have a very merry christmas both of you.. can't wait to hear about your christmas dinner!!

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  51. Bonjour Diane , je vous remercie pour le gentil message laissé sur mon blog , je vous souhaite également un excellent Noël et vous félicite pour votre beau blog , à bientôt .

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  52. Have a wondeful Christmas and New Year.

    C x

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  53. Sorry our internet connection has been down, It is working again but there seems to be a problem with the modem. We will have a new one next Wednesday so I hope then all will be well!!

    Sailor, thanks for the greetings, I just checked out your new blog and I will be following.

    Karen, thanks hope you have a good time.

    Marjie I cannot take in the fact that you have such a huge family to feed at Christmas but I am sure all will run smoothly. Have a great time.

    Anne I hope that you have a fantastic Christmas and all the stress you have been going through disappears. Take care xx

    lostpastremembered thanks for the good wishes. Our dinner will not be very exciting, only the two of us but I will try to make some effort:)

    Yannick, Merci pour votre visite et commentaire. A bientôt.

    Carol. Thanks and take care.

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  54. I hope you're doing well, Diane! All the decorations are gorgeous, such pretty shops. Here's wishing you the best. Merry Christmas to you and Nigel, Diane!

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  55. Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo,Diane!
    (it sound strange to me to write in my language on your blog,but I am sure you understand)

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  56. Bonjour
    je te souhaite un très bon Noël
    Que les fêtes se passent du mieux possibles

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  57. Thanks Pam for your good wishes I hope you have a great time over the holidays. Diane

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  58. What a lovely display of the holidays you've created for us.

    Joyeux Noel,
    Sam

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  59. Claudine Merci, je te souhaite de bonnes vacances. Diane

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  60. Andrea of course I understand and thanks for your good wishes. Have a great time, looking forward to your 2012 photos, Diane

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  61. I love seeing all the Christmas decorations that others share. I like the reflection you can see in the blue balls. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

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  62. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Continuação de Boas Festas....
    Cumprimentos

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  63. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Diane. Your blog is one of the hightlights of the blogosphere for me and I look forward to your posts in 2012. x

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  64. Thanks Lyndsey, I agree the baubles are gorgeous, if you look carefully at the top photo you can see me with the flash camera!! Take care Diane

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  65. Fernando Santos Cumprimentos Obrigado pelo comentário. Diane

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  66. Froggy thanks for your very kind comments. I am looking forward to 2012 being a healthy and relaxed one. I have had enough of 2011. Nigel is in bed at the moment with a horrible flu, and my cough still lingers though better than it was. Roll on next year! Wishing you all the very best also for 2012 Diane x

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  67. a belated seasons greetings to you too. Love the polar bear, after reindeer, dogs, cats and horses they are my favourite animal.

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  68. PS and as a lover of linguistics I appreciated your greetings :)

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  69. Gosh that's so nice..Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  70. Thanks Mouse, I also loved that polar bear which is why I took 2 photos of it :) I am a million years behind on emails so I think my blog my suffer for a few weeks while I catch up!! Diane

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  71. when you have a moment, could you tell me if my cassoulet looks anything like yours? my crust never gets too strong?

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  72. I am just back from London in time to wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year 2012 to both you and Nigel in your new permanent home.

    I so hope we can meet up in 2012 my dear Diane. God bless you XX

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  73. Your header is lovely and perfect for the season. I hope you are settled in and that both of you had a wonderful Christmas. I'm sending New Yeargreetings your way. Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

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  74. Can't believe Christmas has passed. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Now we are counting down to 2012. Happy New Year!

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  75. How are you Diane. Hope you had a happy holiday. I love all the festive scenes - puts me in a happy mood.

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  76. Wishing you happy holidays also - I hope you've recovered from the storm - we will be in France (in Samoens) in February- we were hoping for a bit of snow but it looks like they got a whole lot more than a bit also! Take care and it's been fun getting to know you!

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  77. Wow those are very neat Decors Diane. Advance happy new year!

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  78. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012...and, who knows, broadband?

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