H.O.W. Come Sit By Me A While :New Years Day here in Cilgerran, Wales.

Yesterday was January 1st 2013 and time to begin our 365 challenge.

http://justateacher.hubpages.com/hub/HOW-Spread-the-Word-About-the-365365-Challenge

There was something I'd been meaning to do for a long while and that was to call in to see my neighbour Lillian.

She lost her husband a few months ago and each day we say 'Hi' over the garden fence with the usual:

"I will call in and have that cuppa with you very soon."

The other comment was that we knew where each other was if we needed anything and Lillian called over daily with her friend who just lived a few doors up,plus had other visitors too..

Anyway yesterday morning I decided to call over to wish her a Happy New Year instead of sharing the greeting over that garden fence !!!

I also stayed to have that 'cuppa' and it was so nice.

I then made myself a promise to call in maybe once a week from now on.

Life is too short for all these 'one days'!!

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My Christmas Cake.
My Christmas Cake. | Source


Myself and Dai have grandkids Ellie and Charlie staying with us until next Monday and yesterday afternoon we went for a walk around Cilgerran ; the small village we live in.

Mother Nature's true beauty is in abundance all around and I took many pics with my brand new camera(a Christmas pressie from Dai)!!

It's 'girls and their gifts' instead of 'boys and their toys' for once !!Ha ha!!!

Now then bring out your drinks ; the plate of my Christmas Cake and Mince Pies too !!!

A nice crisp morning so put your gloves and scarves on too!!

What's that you said???

Oh yes it is certainly uncanny as you say that no matter how cold the day is as soon as we sit out here the cold instantly disappears!!! One of life's magical gifts I think!!

Oh how I love magical times !!

Do you??

Oh silly me of course you do!!!


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Are we seated comfortably ???Good then I shall begin!!

I have to ask you a question first.Do you think I sound very bossy ?

Dai often says I sound like a strict headmistress !! Ha ha ha!!!

Now then enough waffling and here we go !!!!!

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The bells ring out

in sweet happiness;

wondrous moment

ours to bless............................

Cilgerran Church.
Cilgerran Church. | Source
So beautiful !!!
So beautiful !!! | Source
 A Weeping Willow.
A Weeping Willow. | Source
A Nature Lover planted Old Gold to grow freely.
A Nature Lover planted Old Gold to grow freely. | Source
A stream gushing by.
A stream gushing by. | Source
Babell Chapel In Cilgerran.
Babell Chapel In Cilgerran. | Source
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Bright new horizons

beckon forever;

the sweet simple scent

of the New Year's heather.......................

New Year Heather.
New Year Heather. | Source
Come with me to neighbouring Penllyn.
Come with me to neighbouring Penllyn. | Source
Would you like to follow me ?
Would you like to follow me ? | Source
So quaint !!
So quaint !! | Source
Any post today ?
Any post today ? | Source
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The Golden Dragon of Rose Cottage.
The Golden Dragon of Rose Cottage. | Source
The beginnings of what I call 'Lambs tails'.
The beginnings of what I call 'Lambs tails'. | Source

Children at play

laughter all around;

a magical time

a wondrous sound............................

Charlie
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Ellie relaxing.
Ellie relaxing. | Source
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Ellie,Charlie and Dai having fun !!
Ellie,Charlie and Dai having fun !! | Source
At play.
At play. | Source
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Each days is ours

each moment so precious;

each flowing meadow

so green,so luscious......................

A millennium garden created by Cilgerran School
A millennium garden created by Cilgerran School | Source
A Celtic Stone.
A Celtic Stone. | Source
Leafy Fossils.
Leafy Fossils. | Source
More again.
More again. | Source

Give that smile

to reassure;

oh so bright

oh so pure....................

Mr. Snowman and friends.
Mr. Snowman and friends. | Source
A different variety of Holly Tree.
A different variety of Holly Tree. | Source
A close up of the Holly Tree.
A close up of the Holly Tree. | Source
A Wishing Well??
A Wishing Well?? | Source

A rainbow appears

a magical wonder;

an arc of joy

precious and tender...................

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A neighbouring landscaped garden.
A neighbouring landscaped garden. | Source
My friend Sylvia's Jack Russell Ollie.
My friend Sylvia's Jack Russell Ollie. | Source
Sylvia's Collie /Samoyed Daisy.
Sylvia's Collie /Samoyed Daisy. | Source
Can you spot the white Bulldog?
Can you spot the white Bulldog? | Source

When you believe

your heart will sing

and loving times flying high

like a bird on a wing........................

Belief is the sweet light

that fills us with joy

hearts unite

happiness,love and care ours to eternally enjoy.....................

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Bill's baby H.O.W.

let's grasp with both hands;

Let's share kindness and love all around

throughout each land..................

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Comments 44 comments

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Eddy. A lovely hub and a lovely visit to Wales, on a nice crisp day. You all look very happy. Lovely pictures as usual.

Graham.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Graham thank you so much for the visit and so glad you enjoyed our New Years Day.

I hope you also had a good time and here's to good times ahead in 2013.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Eddy - Your' s is the first of I read since being away on work detail and I think it is just wonderful and lovely. The walk through your neck of the woods was glorious. Some photos reminded me of my favorite childhood book " Winnie The Pooh". There is such a plethora of landscapes where you are. The medieval architecture, quaint cottages and brooks are as picturesque as Sherwood Forest. And, the wonderful children's photos while playing in the playground are awesome.

Thanks for the beautiful accompaniment of words.


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Beautiful and as always you truly have a way with your words and photography, too. Hope you are having a wonderful New Year so far and wish you only the best!!!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi irish thank you so much for stopping by it is always so nice to see you.I have found that one of the greatest treats in taking photos is looking at the photos ;later and realising just how beautiful our homes are.Here's to great times in2013 . Lots of love

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Janine and here we go into 2013 with happy hearts.

I wish you and your beautiful family great times in this New Year also.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales for you.

Eddy.


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Bumpsysmum 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

How lovely Eddy. Yes, I agree, it's the old 'I'll get around to it' syndrome, and we never do and, as we know, the world is paved with good intentions! You have inspired me to do more this year and I am becoming a befriender with Age UK, it's a way of stopping those on their own being so cut off.

Great Hub as always.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Bumpsysmum and let me know how you get on with your befriending scheme. It is all so worthwhile and here's to great days ahead.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Wonderful. I always find your hubs so fascinating. I wish you and your family a most amazing 2013.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much acaetnna and I wish the same for you too. Lots of love from my little corner of Wales for you.

Eddy.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

A lovely trip through your village, and a great message early on about making a difference....mix in some of Eddy's fantastic poetry and we have a winner for sure. Thank you my dear; I love your village and your grandkids. Darlings, both of them.

love,

billy


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

There is a special beauty to old, well established, and landscaped cities and towns.

Well done, Eddy!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Billy and so glad you liked this one.

As I said in another comment ;photography is a very new hobby of mine and I realize just how precious it is to look through the photos later on and we realise just how much beauty surrounds us.

Lots of love to you and Bev.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much Will;I am glad you liked this one and I wish you great times in this New year.

Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Take care

Eddy.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

What a beautiful way to start a new year, full of hope and promise and beautiful faces! Happy New Year, Eddy to you and yours!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Randi and here's to many more hubs for us both to share during this brand New Year.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I love beginning a brand New Year with one of your lovely hubs. I also received a brand new camera from my son for Christmas. I wonder how long it will take me to learn how to use it? :)

Your new photos are just marvelous. I feel as though I'm right with you. You have a gift Eddy, and that is the gift of seeing the beauty in everything. And that is because you have such a beautiful soul.

Here's a New Year's hug and let's do some remarkable things this year.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Beautiful surroundings in your area, Eddy. Thanks for the photos. Your neighbor undoubtedly enjoyed your visit and will again. Those grandkids of yours are certainly cute. Thanks for sharing your bit of the world with us. Happy New Year now and wishing you peace and happiness in all of 2013 and beyond.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Fabulous pictures and poems. Thanks for allowing us into your life!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Eddy...you always write such beautiful and touching poetry. I enjoy reading and letting my imagination run...the photos are simply wonderful! "Sylvia" has a border collie!!! so do I. They are magnificent dogs! She's gorgeous. They are sooooo smart. My "TAZ" is a boy-genius.

A very Special New Year wish to you and yours, Eddy........UP+++


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

So beautiful Eddy, and I totally agree with you, we should do things now and not put them off, love the photos! Hope you had a great new year!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Wow! Is Wales really this beautiful?


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Audrey your sincerity and kindness is always so greatly appreciated. here's to good times ahead for us both .Lots of love and hugs for you my dear friend.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Peggy and your sincere comment so appreciated.

Here's to many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much aviannovice and you are so very welcome ;I also look forward to many more of your gems to read throughout 2013. Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.,


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much fpherj and I agree these Border Collies are amazing ;Daisy is a gem and Sylvia's other friend has Daisy's brother Stanley. He is almost identical to his sister but a little bigger.

I am sure your Taz is also a gem;oh how i miss having a dog but not possible at the moment;maybe later on this year !!!

Have a wonderful new year.Lots of love

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Nell and here's to great things in 2013. havea wonderful day.Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thanks Mhatter and yes Wales is indeed this beautiful and more !!!!

Here's to so many more hubs from you too my Limerick king. Have a great day.

Eddy.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

Beautiful! I wish you and your family a happy and healthy year 2013, Eddy;-) Thanks for sharing.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welcome Thelma and here's to a wondeful year for you too. Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A great message Eddy, we shouldn't put things off, not when it can make a big difference to someone's day.

Beautiful photos of Wales and your grandchildren. Happy new year


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, I love the journey you shared with us. Beginning and ending with the meaning of H.O.W. was brilliant! Subtle yet ever present. Love the pix!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you Rosemay your comment is so greatly appreciated. Here's wishing you a great day ahead.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Shauna such good friends we have become this past year and here's to us sharing so much more throughout this year

.Lots of love

Eddy.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Eddy, I love the poems and the wonderful images, your part of Wales looks beautiful.

My very best to you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Fantastic pics and poetry to go with everything. Loved this Eddy. Your going to become quite a photographer. Passing this on. Hugs.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much tobu and your comment is so greatly appreciated.

Have a great day .

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much Rasma your comment has made my day. I love taking photos and looking back on them is when we see the true beauty which surrounds us. Have a great day and lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Awesome, Eddy...the words, the link, the photos and especially the end. Loved it! Up/A/I and shared


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Denise for taking the time to stop b y and comment. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Have A wonderful weekend my friend.

Eddy.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

The photos make me feel as if I am right there with you. This is simply beautiful and heart stirring. I am sorry I was late so I missed my cuppa'---but I will be on time next visit for sure.

I have a cuppa' with my friends often...what a lovely time it is.

happy sixth day of the new year....

Sending Angels to you and your family :) ps


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much ps for this wonderful comment and here's to great things for us all on here in 2013.

Have a great day and lots of love.

Eddy.


Dragon tamer 3 years ago

I am so glad you like my pet golden dragon, your photos are very interesting and a tour of our village was wonderful.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Dragon tamer and your comment so greatly appreciated.

Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.

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