Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays To All ! ! !

Whatever your religious persuasion, wherever you may be in the world, and I am truly amazed by where you all have come from to spend a moment or two from time to time in these pages. I would like to wish you the happiest of holidays, and an excellent end to 2009, may 2010 bring you many happy returns.
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Yes indeed, it astounds me that there are visitors coming here from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, Romania, Norway, Sweden, France, the USA, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, and more, and I am flattered, yes overwhelmed with the warmth of your company, as one step at a time we travel the blogging trails together. Thank you from the heart to each of you . . .
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The PC is more or less working now, the Magic Lantern Show will be getting back to basics going into 2010, bringing you photos and poems and thoughts from Mr Toad's travel diary, as I make my way through this strange world as best I may, stopping to marvel at the oddities that one may stumble on by the roadside, searching, ever searching for the places seen in dreams.
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Peace to all of you, may this world find peace . . . may the violence end . . .
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And as Christmas day was winding down to Christmas night, even the northern France cold winter sky gave us a bit of a light show . . . sweet dreams to all of you . . .
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28 comments:

clo said...

bonnes vacances a toi Owen et de belles fetes de fin d'année...
je t'embrasse..
clo..:o)

TechnoBabe said...

Oh, the night shot is perfect. What amazing color. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

AmyR said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Owen.

@eloh said...

Beautiful, Thanks Owen, and Merry Christmas.

Fin said...

Happiest of Holidays to you!!

Fin & Meg

Maryh K. said...

Wonderful photos and warm words in this cold winter. Thanks a lot Owen. Peace on your life and family.

joo said...

Merry Christmas:)

ρομπερτ said...

Guess that it takes this time of the year to see such colours, such need for peace.

Am gladly looking forward to see and read your sights and lines throughout the following year.

May you all have a blessed Christmas time.

Virginia said...

Owen,
They are all wonderful , but I especially like the last photo. Joyeux Noël mon ami. Merci for your visits and comments.
V

Owen said...

Howdy Clo ! Merci mille fois, et plein de bisoux partent d'ici par voie rapide vers le sud, vers l'endroit où tu te trouves...

Bonnes fêtes !

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Dear TechnoBabe, many thanks to you for all your visits and kind words, can't thank you enough for your support... Very happy holidays to you and your family ! May 2010 be full of good things for you...

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Hi Amy, many thanks ! And the same to you, hope it's warmer in southern CA than it is here !

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@eloh, hope your holidays are full of good things, and at least two mules to look after ! Have enjoyed your writing so much over the past months !!! See you soon...

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Dear Fin & Meg : MEOW !
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Dear Maryh K,
Many thanks to you... que les fêtes soient bonnes pour toi et ta famille... joyeux noel, et bientôt bonne année...

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Joo, Merci, thank you so much...

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Hi Robert, many thanks for these wishes of peace. I hope the new year is full of good things for you in Athens. I like your post with a hand reaching out... but couldn't leave a comment on it, the comment line wasn't there ? Hope that's just a temporary glitch.... Take care my friend...

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Hi Virginia, many thanks, and I hope the holidays are wonderful for you and yours... looking forward to lots of good blogging time in 2010...

Liz said...

Just lovely. Peace and joy to you.

cheryl said...

Merry Christmas Owen, you share your life with us, always thoughtful, always creative. Tis such a treat to read of Mr Toads Adventures. May 2010 bring you laughter and peace.

Maryh K. said...

Kiss U. Thanks for your visiting one of my blogs. I hope 2010 will be less (for me) empty than 2009. Life is worthy but sometimes big grey clouds are hiding the sunlight.
Thanks for the gorgeous red and orange and yellow sky that displays on my screen just behind the window I'm writing on at the very moment.

James said...

Thank's. A very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you. I look forward to seeing lots more wonderful photos.

Buskitten said...

Happy Christmas Owen! I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday! Your christmas photographs are wonderful - I love the one where all the lights are out of focus, beautiful!
Thank you for all your support and kindness with my work and dreams, haha! I do have a lot of dreams!
xxxxxx

Steve said...

Wishing you a terrific 2010, Owen!

cieldequimper said...

Je suis un peu en retard pour Noël et un peu en avance pour 2010. Tant pis, entre les deux pour dire coucou !

Rain said...

What a beautiful sunset! Merry holidays to you too!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

No religion has yet persuaded me but I like the pretty baubles, lights, cards food + time off work (and your lovely photos!)

Hope you are having a good one Owen.

On balance I think I will convert to the reliion boasting most public holidays.

louciao said...

Christmas lights, Christmas light. Owen encapsulated in a golden ball hung upon the tree. Magic moments.

Gaia said...

Owen, here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and fantastic 2010 filled with joy, peace,love and good health. :)

cinner said...

What wonderful photos! I am just new to your blog, but impressed, I liked your list of interests! take care!

Tunes Photo said...

Thank you for your nice comment in my blog! Happy holidays to you too.

Nevine said...

I'm still on my little self-appointed break from blogging, Owen, but I wanted to drop in and let you know that the comment you left for me just made me smile from inside. I want to wish you and yours the best this holiday season because you truly do deserve it. I have so enjoyed going on this ride with you, and the ride will continue. Nevine just sort of stepped out of the magic flying vehicle to gaze at the night stars, and she will be jumping back in shortly - in a few days. I hope you always smile like you make all of us smile, Owen, even when we are sad. Take care and enjoy and live it up. Hugs to you from all the way down in San Antone!!!

Nevine

Deborah said...

Happy New Year, Owen, with warmest wishes to you and your family. I look forward to many more of your intriguing, interesting and unexpected juxtapositions of thought and place.

Nathalie said...

Sorry I was away over Christmas but catching up now and enjoying your blog tremendously. Lovely photos here and thanks for your good wishes.
I hope your own Christmas was a joyous one.

Sar@h said...

Je rentre de Carantec, je suis allée voir Rapt au Cinétoile. Retour par les illuminations de Morlaix.
J'ai prévu d'aller demain matin au marché de Carantec pour acheter de quoi faire une salade de fruits.
Donc peut-être à demain … Profitez du beau temps.

Loulou said...

And 'more'? Where is INDIA????
I am upset!!! :-)

Anyway, a wonderful YEAR 2010, sweet, quiet, busy but not too much, inspiring, fantastic, amazing, full of dreams and so on... for you, Mrs la Grenouille, and the two treasures of you.

Please take care, enjoy everything you do, every picture you take, and see you soon
Bises
Loulou