Thursday, December 31, 2015

NEW YEAR, 2016

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Happy New Year to all readers of the Red Cardinal blog.
The above photo of last night's fireworks is taken from the place I love to be:
The Queensland Art Gallery, on the banks of the Brisbane River.

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This is the Story Bridge, a little way down river.

The cardinals celebrated with friends.  I wore my new Christmas dress:




My sister is the best cook.  Her retro bacon and prune rolls made me fall off my 'no red meat' wagon..


In other news, the significance which is to be found in my previous post, 
it has snowed in Canada...


and who's a happy little boy...


I've packed away all the Christmas decorating, taken down the tree, and vacuumed up the tinsel.
We usually wait until Twelfth Night, but we are soon departing on a little journey.

Wishing you all the very best year in 2016, full of health, happiness and special opportunities.
And thank you for continuing to visit the Red Cardinal Blog.
You really do make a difference to my life.

XXXXX

22 comments:

  1. Happy 2016 Trish. Love those little prune bites too. Glad your little Canucks got some white stuff. Enjoy your little journey xx

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    1. Thank you Michelle, and Happy 2016 to you too. I was glad to see the snow too - I know the boys will have wonderful fun in it this week. xx

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  2. Dear Mr & Mrs Red Bird - here's wishing you both a wonderful, happy, and healthy New Year 2016.
    The contrast between you in your pretty summer dress and shoes is quite startling compared to happy little boy in the snow.
    Happy and safe travels - look forward to seeing where they take you♡

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. Yes, we are at the opposite ends of the earth from our daughter, especially when it comes to the weather. We are going to some parts of Australia we have not seen for many years, so hope to find some interesting things to report :)

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  3. Happy New Year - enjoy your travels.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Amy - I'm sure we'll have fun. xx

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  5. Wow, the fireworks are fabulous, Patricia. aahh, I love the picture of the little one and the snow in the background. This food looks delicious. I love anything bacon. And your Christmas dress is lovely.

    Happy New Year, dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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  6. Great fireworks in Brisbane. Your sunny summer dress looks so pretty, especially for us at this time of year.
    Wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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    1. Wishing you a great New Year also, Janneke.

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  7. Happy New Year to you. Those rolls would make me fall off my vegetarian path too, I so miss bacon! Have happy and safe travels.

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    1. Bacon is the one meat I miss too! Soooo delicious..

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  8. Happy New Year Patricia - somehow I missed this post yesterday. The riverbank looks pretty at night - I have only seen it briefly during the day. Pretty dress, and you must miss your Canadian grandson. Happy travels.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz, and Happy New Year to you too. Definitely plan on having fun travels ;)

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  9. Dear Patricia
    Wishing you and your family happiness and joy in 2016!
    You look very dashing in your lovely Christmas dress and I love your sandals too!
    Happy and safe travels, we've just returned from Australia (in the countryside out of Melbourne) where our son is living. It was very hot!!!
    Hugs
    Shane xoxox

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  10. Your Christmas dress looks very pretty and festive Patricia.
    What a blast from the past those bacon and prune rolls are - I seem to remember they were called devils on horseback or was that some other 70s delicacy?
    Have a great trip!

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  11. P.S. meant to say - Happy New Year!! May 2016 be a glorious year for you!

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  12. Happy New Year, Tricia! Oh, I have never tasted bacon and prune rolls. Something for me to discover in 2016.

    Enjoy your trip away!

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  13. Happy New Year Patricia! I hope 2016 has many wonderful things in store for you!

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  14. Happy New Year!! Love the shot of your adorable grandson in the fresh snow. It snowed here too, which makes it feel like a proper winter at last (hope it stays!). You look fabulous in your new dress! Enjoy your trip, wherever you may roam ;)
    Wendy

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  15. Better late than never, eh Patricia!!
    Have a great year!!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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