1/04/2011

Best wishes and good health!



“Happy New Year everyone and Good Health”. I have had hardly any time to catch up with your news so please forgive my tardiness. Our Christmas has been dominated by worry, over the health of family members and concern caused by the cold and all its complications. We did manage to enjoy ourselves despite these difficulties and had lots of our younger family members to stay, including our lovely grandson and great niece, both of who are walking, talking and generally charming all and sundry. Now I have to catch up on getting the house back to normal, catching up on laundry, larder replenishing and work whilst continuing to visit my frail and elderly parents.

I choose this new illustration to start off the year, I have brought the lemons, you will find hot water in the pot, now you need to add some honey, stir well with the spoon provided and help yourself to a piece of cake! I hope to catch up soon.

29 comments:

  1. Best wishes and good health to you too, Valerie. Wishing you a happy and peaceful 2011:)

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  2. Hello Valerie, I would like to wish you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. Take care with all your snow. Hugs Judy

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  3. Warm and woolly wishes for a wonderful year from Willow Manor!

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  4. i wish a peaceful, healthy, joyous and of course fruitful (in the creative sense) year for you valerie. steven

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  5. Beautiful, particularly as I have been downsizing our kitchen and food is forever uppermost in my husband's mind! Ditto re weather and family, though health OK. I wish you all the best for 2011. Love and hugs, Ann.

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  6. Oh Happy New Year to you to - and thankyou for showing us this lovely illustration - I need a bit of a pick me up!

    I hope the concerns and worries disappear in the coming weeks and days. All best wishes for 2011 x

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  7. Abundance of inspiration and peace to you this year, Valerie! I'm pouring the tea and adding the honey as we speak....

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  8. Wishing you every blessing in 2011, for family to be well, for creativity and rewards to be bountiful, for happy times with dear ones.
    What a nice invitation to tea - perhaps there should be a little blog party soon, a Tuesday Tea with artistry to start 2011.

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  9. Sorry you've had concerns during the festivities )- I think we're all ready for an early Spring. Hope the rest of the year is full of joy and good health. (That illustration would look lovely on my kitchen wall....)

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  10. Happy new year hope the turning of the light improves things.

    “For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.”
    Little Gidding II

    T.S. Eliot

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  11. Valerie, wishing your parents and family good health. Your illustration is just beautiful. You always pay so much attention to details. :-)
    The cold...it's been brutal in the UK this winter! Wishing you an early spring!
    Hugs, Diane

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  12. Thank you so much, Valerie! What a delightful gift. May you have a wonderful 2011 filled with peace and health, gentle adventures and achievements and good friends and family.

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  13. Lovely artwork Valerie!
    I want to send my best well wishes to you and your family for a wonderful new year and much happiness in 2011!
    Tina xo

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  14. Hello, my dear--for some reason you've been on my mind--now I know why.

    ((hugs)) Hope things are better soon. You and yours are in my prayers tonight.

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  15. Oh I almost forgot, in my concern from reading your blog (my elderly parents are very fragile, too), that I am featuring your blog and artwork on today's FAT (Featured Art Tuesday) Artist Spotlight. The link is www.bethlniquetteart.blogspot.com

    ((hugs)) Take care, sweet friend.

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  16. My Songwriter came down the dreaded bad cold just today. I'm hoping the chicken soup I gave him for dinner will help, because he has a concert tomorrow and is worried about his voice!!! Hot tea, honey and lemon.... and perhaps a wee splash of whisky?

    All my best wishes for your new year!!

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  17. Wishing you a happy healthy New Year...your illustration is a very beautiful way to start the New Year.
    Wishing the best for you and your family.
    Nan

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  18. Hi Valerie, glad to know that life is settling down a little - best wishes for a worry free and happy 2011. x

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  19. Valerie, I can feel the steam wafting from that cup of tea right now. Blessings to you, and wishes for health for your family.

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  20. Oooh, cake! Thank you Acornmoon!

    Lots of good wishes for a lovely New Year, may lots of your dreams come true in 2011!

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  21. Peace be with you qand your family this New Year, and health to everyone too. You could make from scratch, corn muffins for that tea time break, with a thin spread of jelly, yummy!

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  22. So far, cross fingers, our household health has stood firm. Just wanted to thank you, again, for letting those little "mice" visit with me in my studio as I work. Why, they are looking down at me from the wall even as I write this..

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  23. Lovely illustration! Sorry to hear about your family members' health concerns, and am sending wishes for a happy and healthy 2011! :)

    ~ Carolee

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  24. Sending best wishes to you and your family for the New Year. x

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  25. wishing you the happiest, healthy, peaceful and creative new year xx

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  26. A lovely illustration Valerie and best wishes to you and your family for a happy and peaceful 2011. I hope your problems will dissolve and become less important over the coming months.

    PS a piece of cake would be nice!

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  27. A pot of tea sounds wonderful with the cup cakes. Happy new year. I really enjoy your art work.

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  28. Sounds good to me, hope your family members health has improved.
    Kat

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  29. Happy new year Valerie! Wishing you excellent health, happiness and success!

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