Sunday, 31 December 2017

New Year's Eve

A few photos to round off the year...

I forgot to show the Santa 'Russian' here they are.

A few days before Christmas (on 21st December) my husband and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary.  I say 'celebrated' a bit tongue in cheek as unfortunately I had to go to the funeral of one of our friends, who was actually at our wedding 20 years ago.  Not only that the power went off at 10.30 am and didn't get fixed until almost midnight!

My husband bought me 12 yellow roses as he knows how much I adore yellow roses, and I think he buys these for me most years.

As I had to return the orchids I had been looking after for the last six months to my son who has returned home from sea for a while and is now living in his own house, I asked if I could have some orchids for our anniversary.  So my husband bought me three!

This more unusual one.

Plus a lovely pink/purple orchid

and a beautiful white orchid.

I hope these do as well as the Sailor's did in this spot.

Today I just caught up on a few jobs around the house.  

Fresh clean bedding

New duvet covers that were bought during the Black Friday Sales. 

A quiet evening in with a roast for dinner - I ate too much!  

Wishing everyone a safe New Year's Eve, however you choose to celebrate it and all the best for a Happy and Healthy New Year.


  1. I have those Santa Russian fools!! Two sets! I will show you next post!! X happy new year to you and yours x

    1. Oh how funny, I'd love to see them! Also need to reply to your previous comment...there are just not enough hours in a day!

  2. Belated anniversary wishes. Sorry it was such a non-event. The yellow Roses are gorgeous and the orchids too! I have always though Orchids were hard to grow but a friend was telling me that they really are not.
    Your new bed linen is lovely . The yellow roses set looks so familiar to me that I must have had it at some time, or at least the pillow cases.

    Happy New year!!

  3. Such pretty flowers! Happy new year to you, too.

  4. Serenata I've been catching up now that I'm back reading blogs in Blogland. I see that you have excelled yourself again with a most wonderful new header of the Piwakawaka. I hope that 2018 is very good to you and yours.

    1. I thought you might like my new header...I did it especially with you in mind! All the best to you for the New Year, may your health be much improved!

  5. Belated anniversary wishes. Best wishes for 2018.


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