Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Should auld (and new) acquaintance be forgot

As twilight descended on the last ever evening of 2013, I grew pensive.

My thoughts turned to my beautiful far away friends on the other side of this wide brown land. How much they are so like sisters to me in every sense.
And, I poured a drink.
Now, I would’ve liked a drop of Drambuie, or even better, an aged Scotch whisky - which seemed fitting on the eve of a new year - but, as this was my second choice, my tipple was Kahlua. On the rocks. 

My gorgeous friends, I cherish our many memories, and miss you each and every day. With tears in my eyes, I sing to you,

For old long ago, my dear
For old long ago,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For old long ago.

May the bonds of love and sister-ship stay strong and never be broken, as time erodes the years.
Til we meet again

And, to my new, lovely friends here in blogland, I wish you all…

laughter and joy,
comfort and contentment,
good health in abundance, 
personal fulfillment and prosperity, 
kind words and gentle hugs to soothe the tears that may dampen your cheek, 
great company when you seek it, quiet solitude when you need it,
precious time to follow your dreams, and may your inspirational muse be always by your side.

May your struggles be minor, and successes be great.
May you be blessed with a richness in mind, body and spirit to rival all the kingdoms of gold.
And, may inner peace and balance calm you at times when the world around seems in turmoil.

Keep your family and friends close, and hug your furkids a lot!

I raise my glass and toast to friends, old and new ~ you're welcome at my table, anytime.


  1. Health, happiness, love, laugher, productivity, creativity and REST to you and yours this and every year. I am also very, very grateful to have found the warmth and the wonder of the blogosphere. And you are a decidedly bright star in it.

    1. Thank you EC :)
      Here's to a rich and wonderful year of experiences to post about and share xx

  2. What a beautiful thing to read first thing this morning! same wishes to you! Happy 2014!

    1. Hi Tracey! Thank you :)
      Wishing you, Gerry and Wesley a safe and happy 2014.

  3. I shouted out across the ocean to you---Happy New Year, Vicki! Beauty fills my day whenever I read your blog. Many good wishes to you and yours and here's to 2014! Yay!

    1. Ahhhh, I thought I heard something call to me on the wind - thank you Charlene :)
      Yes, here's to a wonderfully inspirational year!

  4. So beautiful - thank you :)

  5. Happy New Year Vicki and I wish for 2014 to bring you everything you wish for.
    Nice glass. Great table!

    1. Thank you River, and may your wishes come true too :)

  6. What a beautiful post, Vicki. Many blessings to you and yours in the new year...


    1. And to you and yours, dear Victoria xx

  7. Oh, sooo LOVELY, Vicki! Happy New Year, Sister-Friend! So lovely to catch up with you here post-holidays and travels. Thank you for all the good wishes my my way. :o) ((HUGS))

    1. And, I truly hope 2014 is wonderfully kind to you in every way, Tracy. Strength, good health and with creative inspiration in abundance!

  8. a piece of music in words for this new year. beautiful.
    i feel better already!
    and i love kahlua on the rocks.
    love always to you dear one across that sea.
    this is going to be a special year. i can just feel it in my bones.
    EXCEPT. please keep that blasted mercury in retrograde under control!
    or at least give me fair warning when it's doing it's crazy thing!!!! LOLOL.
    snoopy hug to you and to beloved blue jack.
    XOXO ♥ furever.

    1. I thought you'd also like Kahlua on the rocks, Tam :)
      I do hope it will be good year for everyone. Looking forward to your new project ;)

      But... be mindful of putting plans into action between Feb 6 - 28th. Yup, ol' Mercury will be retrograde then. So, either have things ready to go soon, or perhaps hold off til late Feb.
      The first three weeks in Feb will be a good time to reflect and rest.

      But, you know what Tam? Things are going to take off in leaps and bounds at the end of May - yay Geminis! It'll be a little turbulent until then - planetary wise.

      Hugs to you across the deep blue,
      furever ♥


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