January 3, 2016
It’s a new year and, traditionally, time to consider how we want to travel through the next year, no? One of the ever-present items in my life is this blog. Not a big surprise here. I’ve been at it for years…. and years. While I have cut back the number of weekly posts (how in the world did I post five times a week??) I have pretty much settled into the routine of Monday and Friday.
Now, lest you think this is a farewell note, IT IS NOT! I will continue to blog. More than anything else it’s the friends I have made that make it all worthwhile. Yes, it’s YOU! All over the world. All kinds of people. The information I put out there is good, and I am glad you enjoy it and keep coming back for more but for me it’s the relationships that matter most.
Once in a great while I actually get phone calls (yes, real live phone calls!) from blogger friends. If you have followed me for a while you know I was in business with a friend I met through blogging, importing rugs from Provençe. While it only lasted a few years, it was SUCH fun and she and I are still great friends. Then there is the blogger I met on line who invited me to stay in England. Thank you, thank you! It was a lovely experience and one I will never forget. And then there is the blogger I met soon after we moved here and whom I visited in Provençe and who then introduced me to another woman who just bought a house in my village and has become a friend. Just recently I reconnected with a blogger with whom I had lost touch a few years ago. The list goes on and on.
There are the endless number of new friends made through courses I’ve taken, mostly for photography. And that has led to new friends on Instagram. Many of these new people are in England, Poland, Australia, Italy and more. I love every minute of it.
So…. what am I saying here?
Happy New Year
and thank you for reading what I have to say!
P.S. If you look below, at “Related Posts,” you will see two that I wrote several years ago on the same similar subject. Always interesting to look back!
Happy New Year, Libby! We hope to get up to your area and meet you one day soon too!
Thanks Cindy and yes, any time!
A Happy New Year to you too. Let me know if you visit London or The South of France, not far from Nice, Cannes & St. Tropez and we can meet up.
Oh, I would love to! We will see what the travel plans are for this year….
Happy New Year, Libby! See you soon in Davidson.
Marian St.Clair recently posted…Auld Lang Syne
Marian: I wasn’t sure I had been “accepted” at the symposium: just got the letter last week and yes, it’s a go! Looking forward to it so much.
It is the friends that make this venture most interesting and worthwhile! Happy New Year!
Heather @ new house new home recently posted…January – a Great Month for Indoor Gardening
Hi Heather: Thanks for following here, and yes, it certainly is a venture! I do love reading all your wonderful posts, so full of useful information. Do you write them sort of as you go along, or do you do a day of blog post writing? I’ve never been able to do that very well….
A happy new year to you Libby!
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Thank you, Susie, and to you too!
I’m so happy to have met you through the blogosphere. Your blogs are always a breath of fresh air in a day filled with so much of the opposite. Happy New Year, Libby!
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Jo: So, with the light and box: you do not want either back??? Need to do something with them this week! And thank you for the New Year’s party!!
Happy New Year, Libby! Hope to see you in Provence again–or somewhere!–before too long. All the best…
Thank you, Julie. Yes, maybe this spring I will be there!!
Happy New Year Libby! I enjoy staying connected with you through your blog. I hope our paths will cross again. Do you ever get to Atlanta or New York?
Gina: THank you so much for the nice note! Glad you like it… Well, I just might come to NYC this winter. When will you be there? Not sure if I can get into the show any more; I need to look into it. Yes, I would love to have lunch or something. Will be in touch!
I was ONE who rang!
Thank you for your lovely email regarding my MOTHER………….
Today she leaves the hospital to go back home.Hope all will go smoothly!
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Please do keep me posted: I know so well how difficult it can be. Very time consuming, at the least…..
Happy New Year, Libby! So grateful we’ve connected via our blogs. I especially enjoy your gardening posts. And I look forward to overwintering my geraniums next season – thanks for sharing that tip. Cheers to a fabulous 2016.
Loi Thai Tone on Tone recently posted…Happy Holidays
Hi Loi: I just left a probably too-long message on IG! That kitchen. I have looked and looked at it. I’ll be in touch soon again: but it really hits all the right buttons. Once again, perfectly done. So glad you like the garden posts. Oh how I miss being out there, but luckily here it’s not too long til spring arrives!
Happy New Year Libby!
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Linda: And to you too!. Thanks for all your support here; I appreciate it.
We say all the time, Libby, that it is the craziest world, but we have met the most amazing people and made wonderful friends. Wishing you all the best in the new year!
Thanks and Happy New Year to you!