Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Our year in monthly photos and wishing all my followers all the very best for 2016 and the coming holidays.

We will be away in a few days time to celebrate Christmas in England with my father-in-law. Computers will be staying at home; only the Nexus tablet will be with us for emailing and maybe the odd single photo on the photodiary.  I find  that blogging on this tablet is beyond me, so I hope to resume when back at home early in the New Year!
A moody sky driving home 27 January 2015


Greenfinch versus Sparrow 10 February 2015

Our friends from Australia, Gunter and Angie with myself and Nigel out to lunch
29 March 2015

Broad bean flowers,16 April 2015

A trip to Amsterdam 10 May 2015

White Storks 26 June 2015

Queen of Spain Fritillary 11 July 2015

A happy face 19 August 2015

Clouds taken through the bus window after a days' outing with the club 22 September 2015

Rose after the rain 03 October 2015

Small Copper still surviving 12 November 2015

Blue tit 2 December 2015

Happy Christmas 

Gesëende Kersfees

Nginifisela inhlanhla ne mpumelelo e nyakeni

Nadolig Llawen

Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur

Buone Feste Natalizie

Feliz Natal

Feliz Navidad!

God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar

Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

 Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun

 Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan

Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Sawadee Pee Mai

Gajan Kristnaskon

Froehliche Weihnachten

Kala Christouyenna

Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova.

Vrolijk Kerstmis en een Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar

See you all in 2016




Also see my daily diary HERE

and My Life Before Charente (updated 3 December 2015) 

54 comments:

  1. Hi Diane - have a happy Christmas over here .. it's still damp, but warm(ish)!! Wonderful photos you've given us - love them all ... a great round up. You too have a very good trip, fun meeting up with family and friends over over the seasonal time... and then the days will be getting longer! Have a very good New Year too - Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary I hope the trip goes well. Looking forward to the days getting longer I must say! Wishing you all the best for 2016 Diane

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  2. Your photos are great, as usual, Diane! Love all the flowers and birds and that moody sky and photo of you and Nigel. The pic of Amsterdam brings back great memories for me, as we became engaged in Amsterdam many years ago. Here's looking forward to 2016 with more of your informative posts, and wishing you safe travels and a Very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Many thanks Pam and glad to bring back memories for you. Have a great time over the holidays and good luck for 2016. Seems like it was only 2000 yesterday!!!! Diane

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  3. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year, and hope that you both travel safely to and from the UK. Hope the dehydrator makes the journey safely back to France with you. Hope that you continue to take such lovely photos. And love the photo of those storm clouds...superb!

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    1. Thanks so much Vera, wow I am so looking forward to using the dehydrator :-) Take care and don't work too hard over he holidays but I know how demanding animals can be. Wishing you much good luck in 2016 Diane

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  4. Hi Dianne, wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas in England. I have really enjoyed following your blog, seeing your amazing daily photos and getting to know your area in France. Safe travels and I look forward to more of the same in the New Year. Warm greetings from Australia.

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    1. Thanks for the visit CountryMum. I hope all goes well for you with a warm and sunny Christmas. We used to spend the day in the pool on the 25th in South Africa, how I miss it! Take care Diane

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  5. A great selection of photos Diane and good memories for you both. November is definitely my favourite. Enjoy your Christmas and see you in the New Year.

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    1. Hi you two, hope you have a great Christmas with your sons, enjoy. Definitely see you soon in 2016. Take care Diane

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  6. What a beautiful year in pictures dear Diane, I can only thank you and wish you and Nigel the best Holidays and hope to see you soon back again in business. My best regards

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    1. Thanks so much Pamela for the kind wishes. Hopefully there will be a blog in the new year :-) All the very best for 2016 Diane

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  7. Beautiful photos. Wishing you and family a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year

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    1. Thanks so much Elaine for your visit and comment and all good wishes go to you as well for the holiday and 2016. Diane

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  8. amazing pictures, have a wonderful time with family

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, all the very best to you as well for the holidays and 2016 and thanks for following me for so long :-) My blogs are a bit erratic but..... Take care Diane

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  9. Stunning pics as always, Diane, to remind us all of some of the hi lights of your year.
    With our very best wishes for safe travels and a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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    1. Thanks so much Gaynor, I hope that you also have a great family Christmas and all the best for 2016. Take care Diane

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  10. These marvelous images share special memories for this year. Enjoy your holiday travels. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Gaynor, I hope you have a good Christmas as well and hoping that 2016 goes well for both of us :-) Keep warm and healthy Diane

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  11. Bonnes Fêtes de Fin d'Année
    Enjoy your Xmas in England, Safe trip
    Béatrice

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    1. Thanks Béatrice, I hope all is well with you and that you have a great time over the holidays. All the very best for 2016 Diane

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    2. Please note that because you are on Google plus Béatrice I am unable to comment on your blog. I changed to Google plus, and so many people said they could not comment I switched back to plain Google. This now means many Google plus blogs I cannot comment on! It is a vicious circle! Diane

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  12. That's an absolutely wonderful 'diary' of images, Diane. Beautifully observed and photographed. Have a wonderful time over here in UK!

    My very best wishes to you for Christmas and 2016 - - Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard and all the very best to you as well. Happy owl snapping :-) Hope 2016 is a great year for you. Diane

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  13. Linda, these are spectacular pictures! I hope you and Nigel have a wonderful Christmas visiting with your family, and we will look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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    1. Ha ha I think you meant Diane not Linda. Hope that you also have a great Christmas and that the house fire will soon become a thing of the past. Take care and have a wonderful 2016. Diane

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  14. What a wonderful way to look back over the year ...such lovely photographs!
    Have a good time...and I'll be looking forward to enjoying your blog in the New Year, which I hope will bring you both good health and much happiness.

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    1. Thanks so much Fly, wishing you both all the very best for Xmas and 2016, hope you have a wonderful time Diane

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  15. A glorious selection Diane. Very best wishes to both yourself and Nigel. Safe travels!

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    1. Many thanks Craig, we wish you both a very festive Christmas and a healthy 2016. Diane

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  16. Some truly amazing shots on this post. The two birds, the Broad bean flowers, the dramatic sky... WOW!
    Feliz Natal!

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    1. Thanks José,looking forward to following your photos next year. Have a good one and a happy Christmas. Diane

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  17. Thats a nice set of pictures.

    I suppose if you have to wait for the Grim Reaper, Lord Howe Island would be a fine place to wait!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Ha ha, thanks Stewart. Have a great Christmas and New Year Diane

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  18. Heavenly pictures to be sure. I hope you have a great holiday, Diane. Your pictures just keep getting better and better!!

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    1. Thanks Deana for the kind comment. Happy New Year to you, Diane

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  19. Happy Christmas to you and yours Diane. Have a wonderful time in England and see you in the New Year.

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    1. Karen England was not very successful, I came home with a nasty bug of which recovery is slow!! Happy New Year to you Diane

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  20. Beautiful set of photos. Here's wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great New year, xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much an I hope you have a great 2016, keep well, Diane

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  21. A beautiful year with fabulous photos to remind you.

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    1. Thanks Diane, photos have become such an important part of my life since I started blogging. Hope you are well, t'other Diane

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  22. You shared some stunning photos with us this year Diane. Wishing you and Nigel all the best in this new year.

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  23. Diane, your photos really are stunningly beautiful. Best to you and N. in 2016.

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    1. Ken what a kind comment, much appreciated. All the best to you both for 2016. Diane

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  24. I hope you had a Joyeux Noël back at home – my favorite Christmas were always spent in England. I do not know which photo I like best – they are all outstanding – better than many I have seen on calendars. Wishing you a great 2016 with fun, travels and good health.

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    1. Thanks Vagabonde, afraid England is not our favourite place for Christmas, we would far rather go South but family is still there. Each time I go there I pick up some horrible bug that takes me weeks to recover from and this year was no exception! Lots of travel planned for this year and yes I certainly hope after Christmas the rest of the year will be healthy. We wish you both the same and a great 2016. Diane

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  25. Wishing you and Nigel all the best for 2016 when I shall continue to follow your posts with interest. Take Care.

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    1. Thanks Linda and we hope 2016 will be a good year for you. Blogs are getting further apart, time to ease off on the daily diary me thinks to give me more time for Life in the Charente! Take care Diane

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  26. You're such an awesome photographer. That greenfinch and sparrow that you took is gorgeous!

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    1. Aww thanks Rose, what a kind comment. Hope you are well Diane

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  27. Beautiful photos. I hope you have a wonderful 2016! X

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