Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy holidays everyone!!

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season - may you be with the people you love most, sharing love and laughter aplenty. If you have a personal encounter with Santa I hope it's happier than mine was in 1953!

And thanks everyone for the fun and fellowship you've brought my way this year, let's do it all again in 2011!

(I'm off to the cottage in New Zealand for a month just after Christmas, no internet access there but I hope to catch up with blogs from time to time. Unlikely to post, but you never know.... )

Postscript - my big brother tells me that I totally refused to sit on Santa's lap unless he did - which he was none too happy about - considering himself far too 'grown up' (ha ha!!)

35 comments:

Chelle said...

My daughter always cried when we went to visit Santa, all that Ho, Ho, Hoing frightened her to death, lol.

El Costurero de Manoli said...

Merry Chitmas, and that your wishes are fulfilled, this I want the sewing Manoli.

Irene said...

Merry Christmas to you too Norma. Hope you have a lovely time at the cottage.

A Little More Minis said...

Hi Norma,

I wish you and your family also a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy 2011!

That sounds great, one month in a cottage in New Zealand :)
I wish you Happy Holidays there!

p.s. I did read the whole article about the miniature house that was made of Sandy's studio and visited that site too :) very beautiful indeed!

Belén. said...

Happy Holidays for you too :) Hope you have a wonderful xristmas and a grate new year! Best for you !
xxxx♥

Catherine said...

Norma,

That has to be the cutest children & Santa picture I have ever seen!!!
It gave me a good giggle too. Have a wonderful time at the cottage Happy Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

miniacollection said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I love the photo.
Geneviève

Nina said...

What a little nice Norma - this is a great picture.
Happy holidays to you.
Nina

rosanna said...

You were so cute and your hat was so chic! best wishes, may you have the best time at the cottage and a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year, Rosanna

Susanne said...

Merry Christmas, Norma, have a nice time in NZ.
Love, Susanne

Mooghiscath said...

Joyeux noël .Que c'est bien les vieilles photos pour se rappeler des souvenirs .

Ana said...

Thank you Norma have a very nice Christmas time. Profit your hollydays at your New Zealand Cottage, it sounds very good,
Ana Maria

Flora said...

Dear Norma, I love the picture of your life, showing from time to time ...
In times of internet, a beautiful black and white photos of the past makes us feel our feet on the ground :-)
Just this afternoon I wrote to you a greeting card that you will find, a little out of time, when you will came home from the cottage.
Meanwhile, happy holidays and good abstinence and, above all, Merry Christmas :-)
Flora

Lataina said...

Merry Christmas, Norma! Enjoy your time at the cottage. =)

Janice said...

Have a wonderful break, it sounds a real get away from it all.....

Linda Carswell said...

Norma, I wish you and your family a "Very Happy Christmas" and lots of blogging in 2011....lol!

Enjoy your holiday in NZ.

I can see why you may have been a little upset in the photo....I personally think that the Santa looks a little scarry....?

Linda x

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh, Norma, that photo of you with Santa is a hoot! You weren't too thrilled with him, that's for sure.

Have fun in New Zealand. Wishing you and your family the most wonderful of Christmases!

xo
Claudia

Susan said...

Happy Christmas Norma, wishing joy and laughter to you and family. Don't work too hard at the cottage!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Norma. Love, Carol x

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours Norma! Looking forward to seeing what you are doing in 2011. Carol xoxoxxo

Margaret said...

You are so cute in that photo Norma, even if you are on the brink of tears. Santa doesn't look very jolly at all and what a lovely big brother to do that for you. Hope this Christmas is the best yet.

Glenda said...

The look on your face is precious, Norma!! What a good big brother!
I never ever sat on Santa's knee - I think I had tanties whenever it was suggested, I was appalled at the idea. Ah, life in the fifties - so prescribed :) (The 1950s that is, not life at my age, lol!!)
Happy Christmas to you and yours, and enjoy New Zild!
xxx Glenda

Catherine said...

Norma,

I have shared your Christmas photo with all my friends. THEY ALL LOVE IT!
Linda is the only one that said she can understand why you look a bit nervous. That Santa is VERY scarey! He looks like they dragged him out of some rehab center.
That has to be the worst Santa Claus costume I have ever seen. I LOVE IT! LOL
You MUST use that photo for a Christmas card someday!!! I may have to print that and save it forever.

Norma said...

My brother has been saying that he should be charging for his appearances on my blog - I think your comments have just put the price up!

Cinderella Moments said...

I was terrified of Santa. That's an adorable picture though! Have lots of fun at you cottage. Merry Christmas!

Caroline

cockerina said...

Hello Norma! I also wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
hugs, Caterina

Gypsy Purple said...

......may love, joy, peace and goodwill be your gift at Christmas.....may the Wonder of Christmas be with you forever....... and may God shower you with blessings all the New Year through........ xx Gypsy Purple

Eva said...

Merry Christmas dear Norma for you and your family.
I wish you a new year full of health and good times.
In Spain we do not celebrate too much Santa Claus (although globalization is so strong in kids) but tomorrow we have Christmas lunch with all the family and on Sunday because we celebrate too the 26th. I will wait for the 6th January when the 3 wise men will leave us some presents (The Spanish Tradition):)

Francesca said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family dear friend Norma!
Kisses
Francy

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Happy Christmas Norma - from a very snowy Ireland, Carol :) x

Suzanne said...

Hi Norma,
I wish you a wonderful Christmas
and a very creative new year!
Suzanne

Pubdoll said...

Merry Christmas Norma, I've been to busy preparing for Christmas to be on the net these last days!
I hope you will have a wonderful month in New Zealand!

Liberty Biberty said...

Gorgeous pic Norma.

I hope your Christmas was merry!
Happy New Year!
Mercedes

Margo said...

Hey Norma! thanks for stopping by and have a great time at your cottage!! sounds like fun, hope yall have a safe trip. I envy your warm weather :)it is in the 30's here, but at least it did snow for Christmas. i am ok with the cold, as long as it snows!

Happy holidays to your family!

christine said...

have a lovely break in nz, norma.. don't work too hard and have a happy new year... :)