December 21, 2011


Last time I was a bit late due to all the festivities so am now relinking (with some recent scenes from around the world) to wish all my dear readers a very Happy New Year! Apologies if you've already caught this post!
Here they are:
Sydney (above)
Paris New YorkRome Madrid And may all your hopes and wishes for Christmas be granted, though we may not expect to come across much of the following this year - traditional Christmas gifts which may literally become a thing of the past:
Gold - Prices have soared as the economic crisis continues. The current price is £1,029.20 an ounce:

Frankincense - The tree which makes the resin faces extinction due to overgrazing and insect attacks:

Myrrh - Drought may have had an impact onthe growth of the thorny tree from which the resin comes: WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE SEASON?

Do check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock!
And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who have visited or commented. And to new followers too. Have a great weekend!
Enjoy, and Happy New Year!


Judie said...

Our 2 1/2 year old twin grandchildren are coming with their parents to spend Christmas with us. It has been a long time since Santa has visited our home!

Cheers, my dear!!

Stacia said...

Love that Arc de Triomphe picture. Wish I could be there for Christmas!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Lola and Nora,

I enjoyed seeing Christmas scenes from all around the world and was interesting to hear about the frankincense and myrrh.
We are just planning a quiet family Christmas at home,

Warmest wishes to you and your family for a merry Christmas and a year filled with happy days.

Ames said...

Nurturing my husband after his surgery tomorrow. Wrapping Gifts with my daughter and having a Christmas dinner with my daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren. That's what Christmas is all about. Being with my family and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ!~Ames

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Thank you for the trip around the world at Christmas time. I enjoyed seeing the pictures.

jordiegirl said...

Lovely post - great photos.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - looking forward to seeing you on blogger in 2012.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel is so excited! He asks every morning if Christmas has come yet!

edenhills said...

Lovely views from around the world!

upinthecosmos said...

Those light works are amazing! Love them!

Riet said...

Here's wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a prosperous 2012.


Pondside said...

Great post! We'll be home for Christmas, with daughter and her fiance - baking, eating, going to church - just enjoying this wonderful celebration.

Vicki/Jake said...

Oh how I love all the light displays at Christmas time, and you showed some great ones. I've already had an early Christmas with my grown kids and family so mine will be a quiet, comfy one. Enjoy yours:)

Sue said...

Gorgeous and festive!


Neabear said...

Great pictures from around the world! This year is low key for us. My parents will come here. But I work on Saturday as well as play the organ for the Christmas Eve service. Busy day for me. May crash on Sunday. But I do get Monday off to recoup!


anitamombanita said...

Thanks for the Christmas around the world tour. Just hangin' with the fam...can't think of a better way to spend the holiday! Merry Christmas to you.

Ann said...

Lovely Christmas lights from around the world. I love the red lights in the first shot. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The lights are absolutely dazzling!


No color is better than red
For saying what needs to be said
By way of good cheer—
So Happy New Year
To you and your kin, A to Zed.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red Virgin and Festive Skaters

bichonpawz said...

Hi there Lola and Nora!!! We just totally enjoyed this post!! Sorry we are a bit on the late side...but wanted to pop over and wish you the Happiest of Holiday Seasons!! xoxo Chloe, LadyBug and Jeanne

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year, dear Lola and Nora.
Wishing you all the very best for a wonderful year ahead with good health, happiness, prosperity and many blessings.
Thanks for your friendship.


cassandrasminicorner said...

Love, love, love the Christmas Decoration/celebration. Happy New Year!!!

Visiting for RT! Here's mine-hope you can visit too..

wifetoalineman02 said...

wonderful festive decorations and lights, loved them :-) visiting for Ruby Tuesday, hope that you can return the favor too.

Marie Antionette said...

Happy New Year Lola !!!
I want to wish you all the best dearest...May God bless you and yours.
You New yrs pictures are just gorgeous.Thank you for sharing them with us.They sure did cheer me up.
XXOO Marie Antionette

imriz said...

wishing u all the best the new year has to offer.

Angie said...

Happy New Year - thanks for the visit. Great set of photos!

Felisol said...

Great New Year post. If I must choose, I think that the fireworks over Sydney were the most spectacular. Such a high sky to exhibit the cleverly directed light show.
The best of wishes for the new year.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

..neat summary Lola; best wishes to you too.

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, you take me around the world :)
Happy new year!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow!!! What a dazzling post you've shared.

Thanks for dropping by...I hope to see you often in 2012!

Liza said...

Wonderful photos! Magical Mystery Teacher is hosting Ruby Tuesday 2. You might want to leave your link at :)

Moms...Check Nyo

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing. I found you through a comment you'd left for someone else on Cats on Tuesday...Funny Cat Stories. Also...I have a niece named Lola and don't see the name often! Am your newest follower! Happy New Year!

donna said...

Awesome pictures!!! Happy 2012 :)

Robin said...

Beautiful fireworks! I hope you had a great holiday. By the way, I really enjoyed your book - great twist on the ending.

My photography is available for purchase - visit Around the Island Photography on etsy and Society6 and bring home something beautiful today!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful fireworks display!

MY RT2, happy new year of the dragon.

eden said...

Beautiful photos. I enjoyed it very much.

Happy New Year.

Lola said...

A very Happy New Year to everyone - may it be a prosperous, healthy and successful one!

And many thanks for all the great comments over the past year - you make my day!

Special thanks to Draffin Bears - where would we be without all those first fireworks in the Southern hemisphere ushering in the New Year every year?

Also to Robin above for her lovely comments about my latest novel!

XOXO Lola:)

Jenny said...

What spectacular pictures Miss Lola!

I'd have to put ear plugs in to enjoy them so I think viewing your lovely shares is probably a better way!

You, my dear, are going to have a spectacular 2012. I have no doubt!

Hugs from Arizona!