Come Sit By Me A While:Goodbye 2012.H.O.W.

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ERIN AND VAL'S CHRISTMAS GARDEN.
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Good morning; well I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas ;actually my Christmases don't end until January 2nd so there's a little while to go again.

I bet there are going to be many New Years resolutions around ;some to break and some to keep as always.

As we are in the last few days of 2012 in contemplation I am going into this brand New Year learning from past mistakes ; of which there are many like most of us have !

My resolutions are to promote my published ebooks ,which I have hardly done at all and of course to publish many more !!!

I have also bought a writing magazine in which there are great tips and competitions.

In 2009 I took up a writing course with 'The Writing Bureau' and have only sent in two assignments.

There is no time limit on the course so it's getting down to carrying on with that too.

My heart tells me that now is the time to be undertaking these tasks!! I shall rephrase that because to me a task is something we don't enjoy; but to me writing is a 'calling' and all these bits and bobs that go with it are very important parts of this 'calling'.

I also travel into this New Year feeling so happy and rich in knowing that I am so privileged to have my wonderful family who are all around me. I also have you all my 'hubfamily' who I treasure greatly.

I have my own quote which came to me one day over the past couple of years and now this quote consists of three words which are today still more important to me than ever before..

They are:-

Expectance,acceptance and appreciation.

These three words have helped me through many a hard day.

At times we must expect those bleak days ;we accept them as part of our lives and also throughout each hard day we should always appreciate the good things around us.

Right my wonderful hubfamily it is time for the Christmas nibbles and for us to sit in my haven and by Erin and Val's Christmas garden.

Here are your teas,coffees or mulled wine for those of you who prefer a Christmas tipple I shall be boring and have my usual cuppa.I will follow with this tray and please I really don't mind if you demolish the lot ;as always I have made far to much food.!!Oh don't we all ;ha ha!!

Right are we all seated comfy ???Let's begin and I hope you enjoy the following poems:-

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Oh yes

Goodbye this year

So many lessons learnt

Also a good few knocks taken

But we've expected,accepted and won

We stand strong, united and tall

Facing the brand New Year

New days, fresh starts

Oh yes.


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Oh how so brightly

Today my world I so love

Each heart rejoicing.



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Faith and hope

Await each eager heart

I accept each rejoicing promise

There awaits a world so true

Have the courage and the strength

x

All my hopes I share with thee

Never to lose

Dreams to live and breathe

x

How I have learnt

Oh how I now know

Promises to cherish, to keep

Each and every heart to trust and believe.


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Look back with honesty

Look back with a strong heart

Look back with such love

Look back to the start............................................


x


Each moment will brighten

Each new path will glow

Each heartbeat will promise

Each sincere love will flow..............................


x


This New Year will blossom

This New Year will glow.

This New Year yours to enjoy

This New Year each true heart will show.................

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As one year ends

another begins

in contemplation I honestly

share

my hope

and

my faith.

An end of an era

a new one to begin

promise to learn from yesteryear's

errors.

Learn

walk onwards

walk upwards.

admit your shortcomings

admit those faults

no excuses

no shielding!!!

As one door closes

another opens.

I await in sweet trepidation

What will this new year hold ?

What will come my way?

Will there be bleak days?

Will there be pain?

Expect some bleak days

Accept and overcome

before moving on

into that

stronger and brighter

tomorrow.

Without bleakness

the brightness

of each sunny day

would not be

fully appreciated.

Appreciate your blessings

allow your heart to hope;

find your faith

and hold this strong.

Let us walk united into this

New Year

with hearts

full of

strength ;hope and faith!!


Enjoy these final days of 2012 and I look forward to us all moving united into 2013.

Thank you so much for all throughout 2012;your kindness and support I shall appreciate forevermore.

Lots of love and hugs from my little corner of Wales to you all, my hubfamily.

Eddy.

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful poems and lovely motto for 2013 - "Expectance, acceptance and appreciation."

May 2013 meets all your expectations, dear Eddy, and thank you for being a member of my online family :)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much Martie and here's to a wonderful New year to us all.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hello Eddy. Thank you for this heartlifting hub. Your acceptance of life as it is today comes over to me. You are right in your thoughts and actions. I wish you and yours the happiest of new years.

Graham.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Graham ;so glad you enjoyed this one and your words are so touching and appreciated.

I also wish you a great new year and enjoy toasting the old one out.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

As always you say it so well Eddy. You are a very excellent writer so make sure you get all the writing done you can and are planning for. Writing magazine? I love your sayings and ideas. Thanks for always being such a great support..So much appreciated and again a wonderful 2013....Best and Votes, shares..


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Hello Eddy,

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with much success and many new adventures. I would say you are off to a great start and it can only get better. You have made some wonderful resolutions and ones that will bring you far personally and professionally. Thank you for being one of my greatest friends who I admire so much. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family, Beautiful hub with much heart.

Love

Sunnie


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Good morning Sounds like 2013 is going to be busy for you Wishing you the best The poems are an awesome way to help us ring out the old ring and ring in the new sending angels to you and yours ps


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Hello Eddy! I enjoyed sitting with you and reading this over a cup of coffee. Could you pass me some more cookies please?

And, may I please borrow this: "expectance, acceptance and appreciation" ? - I shall keep it in mind.

It was a pleasure knowing you. Happy hubbing, happy New year!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are so very welcome carol and thank you also for your support and friendship. By our time in life we have been through much and have accomplished more than what we realise at times.In my book we owe it to ourselves to get out there and grab with both hands all that is ours to work on and to enjoy.

I am so grateful for the day I joined HubPages as this has given me a new path; new vigor and enthusiasm!! I believe that some things are meant to be in life but it still takes courage and strength to hold onto and to work our way forward and upwards.

Your words always mean the world carol and I wish you a wonderful new year also.

Have a great day and lots of love.

Eddy.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Eddy,

What a beautifully written intro and poems, written from the heart. Looking to the future, bigger and brighter things to you Eddy. Have a great New Year, hoping 2013 brings all you wish for.

Love your quote -

Expectance, Acceptance and Appreciation.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Sunnie ,

I find it hard to believe at times that there was a time when we never knew each other.It has all become so right and our friendship I shall appreciate forevermore.

We have inspired each other and will continue to do so I know. Thank you also Sunnie for being a true inspiration to so many yourself and that includes me.

You have been there and have helped me with my ebooks and i forgot another resolution; to combat this formatting.Ha ha!!So far not much luck!!!

Let us make a promise to achieve all that is there for us in this brand New Year ; here's lots of love and hugs to you and your wonderful family.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much ps;your support and kind and caring comments always mean a great deal and here's to a great New Year for us both. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Lots of love

Eddy.


Janhorner 3 years ago

Hi Eddy, well you have done it again, true talent, simply brilliant and a joy to read, voted up,

Jan

p.s. Happy New Year!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Jan ,

I am so touched by all your comments ;more than I can say!!!

Here's to a great New Year ahead for us both.

Let u both move upwards and onwards and also to remember to leave time for fun and laughter also.

Have a wonderful day.

Lots of love,

Eddy.


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

I was here earlier this morning and it wouldn't let me comment, but just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year and sending you my log as always!!!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Cris Sp and please eat as many cookies as you wish.

You are welcome to borrow my quote and I hope it helps you as it is helping me.

Here's to a very happy New Year to us both and to all good things coming our way!!

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Suzie thank you so much for your warm words ;they are so appreciated.

Here's to many wonderful things for us both in the coming new year.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Janine,

I know my HPs was playing up for me earlier too but settled then.I am glad you enjoyed this one and as always I loved today's entry in your blog.

Here's to much happiness and maybe even wealth in this coming new year.(We can but hope)Ha ha!

I wish you a great day with your beautiful family.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Eddy my friend this is as beautiful as usual and with you I do not expect any less.. I so agree with this statement you have made..

expect those bleak days ;we accept them as part of our lives and also throughout each hard day we should always appreciate

Oh my this is so profound.. I need to sit down and make my list and see what I want to do in 2013..

God Bless you my dear and I pray you and I have many more days together.

Debbie


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

There is a wonderful feeling of hope and anticipation with the New Year. I am feeling refreshed and excited as 2013 approaches. There is so much beauty and love in this world, and those are my thoughts as we begin a new chapter in our lives.

Beautiful thoughts my dear friend; thank you!

love,

billy


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Debbie and your words are so touching.

I am so looking forward to the New Year and to starting our H.O.W. 365 challenge.

I also pray we have a long time to come of sharing poems/thoughts and more importantly friendship.

Lots of love and hugs to you all the way from my little corner in Wales.

Eddy.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Eddy,

You are a beautiful and radiant energy ... Thank you for your positive spirit and may 2013 meet all of your expectations and so much more.

Hugs, Maria


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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Eddy,

What a lovely and uplifting way to end 2012! Not only that but I love your 3 words that has got you through your hard times - 'expect, accept and appreciate' - this is such a great way to overcome those times when we feel nothing will ever go right again!

The poetry is awesome, deeply moving and beautiful as always and will round off 2012 in a very uplifting way!

Eddy have a lovely New Year with your loved ones and I hope that you are successful in all your resolutions and endevours for 2013!!

Voted up + shared!!


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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Dear Eddy, as always you make me think, appreciate and enjoy all at the same time! Your beautiful heart shines through every word you write. I'm sure that you will have great success in anything you tackle because of your sincerity and optimism. I have great faith in you my friend! You always make me feel very glad that I visited you in Wales, such a short distance by way of HubPages! You have been so supportive of me in my efforts, and for that I am unceasingly grateful.

Voted Up, Way Up! & Shared

Love,

Pearl


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Beautiful poems Eddy. A Happy New Year to You and Yours.

Voted up and shared.


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craiglyn 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Such a beautiful way you have with words. I loved each and every bit of it. And yet for me one phrase rings so true - a phrase I have stated in almost the same way in my own book "As one door closes, another opens."

Thank you for this, Lynda


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WannaB Writer 3 years ago from Templeton, CA

I will try to take these words to heart and hang onto hope for this new year.


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Beautiful poem and a valuable motto to carry with us into 2013 Eddy.

May the coming year find peace in this world of ours.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

I'm not sure you need that course, you write so well, but I guess we can always learn just a little more. Wishing you many blessings and the fruition of your dreams in 2013.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hello Eddy, How wonderful to have you in Hubland. You are a cherised friend. I love the video. Susan's voice is so beautiful. Thank you..


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very beautiful and I always love Donnie! Hope you will share the writing bureau thing in a hub! Sounds interesting!


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expertscolumn 3 years ago from New York

You can't finish 2012 without singing auld lyne syne


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Expect, accept and appreciate - excellent advice, Eddy! Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts. I hope you have a very happy new year.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Beautiful. May your future bless you with even more.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Mar and here's to a great year ahead for us both.

Lots of love to you and yours my dear friend.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

What a wonderful comment seeker7. I hope you Christmas was brilliant up there in Scotland.

I wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead and here's lots of love and hugs from my little corner of Wales all for you.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Ah Pearl as always such a pleasure to see you've stopped by as it is to read your wonderful hubs. You share my love of Mother nature and her beautiful world and this has given us a deep understanding of each other ;which in turn leads to a life-long friendship. Here's to a wonderful run up to the new year and also to wonderful times ahead for you also.

Lots of love to you all the way from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much moonlake and here's lots of love all the way from Wales just for you.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much craiglyn and yes this phrase certainly does ring true !!

You are so very welcome and I also look forward to reading so many more of your hubs in this brand New Year ahead.

Lots of love and hugs from Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much wannaB Writer and I hope the New Year brings you much of what you want for yourself and loved ones. Lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thankyou ;your words Rosemay are always so kind,caring and appreciated. Here's to a great New Year for us both. Lots of love for you all the way from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thanks for the great comment Blossom and i did say i wasn't going to bother with the course but it's there just a loose end and who knows great things could come from it.Here's all my love and hugs to you from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh Ruby my dear friend;how lovely it is to see you on here and you kind and caring words have been so appreciated always.

Here's to great times ahead for us both and I send you a whole load of love all the way from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you as always Jackie and yes I shall certainly share my ups an downs with this writing course with you. it should make interesting reading at times.Ha ha!!

Have a wonderful run up to the New Year.

Lots of love for you my dear friend.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are so right expertscoloumn and this will be included in tomorrow's hub.I look forward to reading many of your hubs in this coming New Year and wish you great times ahead.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much as always Alicia;your kind and caring words are always so greatly appreciated.

Here's to a wonderful new year ahead and also lots of love from my little corner of Wales just for you.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Mhatter;please continue into the New year with your wonderful Limericks ;you are the greatest of teachers and I shall try my hand at some more. Lots of love from my little corner of Wales just for you my friend.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Just lovely Eddy. May this New Year bring us all that we wish and hope for. Wonderful pics and video. Passing this on.


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Dusty Snoke 3 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

Well done, as always. Hope you are successful at all your 2013 resolutions.


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Nettlemere 3 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

Wishing you a fulfilling and interesting new year Eiddwen.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Ah, yes, we must take the good with the bad, no matter what comes our way. Now is the time to wave goodbye to the outgoing year and wecome the new with open arms. The best is yet to be...


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flashmakeit 3 years ago from usa

An excellent new year poem and I hope you enjoy the new year,


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much to

RASMA

DUSTY SNOKE

NETTLEMERE

AVIANNOVICE

FLASHMAKEIT

for each and every comment which is so greatly appreciated. Here's to so many more for us all to share in the new year ahead.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, this hub is so precious and dear to my heart. Your choice of Susan Boyle singing with Donny Osmond on Dancing With the Stars is testament to the fact that dreams do come true! Susan Boyle gives me goosebumps when she sings and her story is such a sad one. Yet, she perservered and look at her today!

We all need to have dreams, but we need to work towards those dreams rather than let them float away in the clouds. Dream, strive, achieve. I think I've just found my three words to take me into the new year and through the rest of my life on this earth.

This has been extremely inspirational for me. Thank you my dear friend!


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Beautiful messages, Eddy, and have a blessed and prosperous year ahead!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Shauna thank you so much for this wonderful comment ;it is so greatly appreciated and here's to much happiness for us both to share.

I love your motto ; Dream,strive and achieve !!!!

I may create a hub sharing all these wonderful quotes etc that many of us have so personally created.

Lots of love and hugs from my little corner of Wales for you Shauna.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Michelle and here's to great times for you too in the brand New Year.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Such a realistic and beautiful read. Without the down times, how can we appreciate the ups...so true. Wishing you a 2013 that is everything you hope it will be!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much pickles and here's to great things for you too in this New Year.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

It'll make a great hub, Eddy!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thanks Shauna.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Such beautiful thoughts and poetry. This is the perfect way to ring in the New Year, Eddy, and to bid farewell to 2012. Wishing you the happiest of New Years. Thank you for all that you do, and for being you. :-)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Genna your words are so tpouching and greatly appreciated. Here's to good times ahead and many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Have a wonderful day and here's lots of love from my little corner of Wales..

Eddy.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Eddy - I have said it before and I will say it again .. "Your attitude is truly amazing."

Happy New Year my friend


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Each and every comment of your irish my dear friend is so supportive,kind and caring and are so greatly appreciated.

Here's to a whole load more hubs for us both to share on here and lots of love from my little corner of Wales all for you my dear friend.

Eddy.

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