Merry Christmas, and thanks!

Aside from wishing you all a wonderfully Merry Christmas, I also wanted to take the opportunity to send a big THANK YOU to all my wonderful blog readers and friends for helping to make my 2010 a rather extraordinary year!

You should know that your visits, comments and support are greatly appreciated and mean an awful lot to me.

While I’ll be taking a break from traditional ‘quiet paws’ blog posts from now until the new year, I do have a bit of fun in mind to keep you entertained. If you like chocolate and never get tired of the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ song, then you’ll be in luck!

Have yourself a very merry festive season and I look forward to catching up with all your fun adventures soon.

PS. Did you know that the 12 days of Christmas actually refers to the period between Christmas day and Twelfth Night? I’d always assumed it was a tradition that ended on Christmas day …


  1. Andrew

    Hi Tracey,

    Sorry to read on twitter you’ve been unwell. I hope you are feeling much better now.

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Andrew – Unfortunately I was quite unwell at Christmas, but I’m happy to say I’m feeling much better now! Thank goodness I have a few days off work to look forward to.

      Merry Christmas to you too, and I hope you have a fantastic start to the new year! πŸ˜€

  2. ejorpin

    Gah! That is THE cutest dog + xmas photo I’ve seen on the blogosphere yet! Gorgeous eyes. Happy holidays to you, hope you enjoy your little break πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Emily – He sure is a cute dog (though I may be a little biased) … though he was somewhat reluctant to be made over into a reindeer for his Christmas photoshoot this year.

      Happy holidays to you too!! πŸ˜€
      It’s been so lovely not being at work …

  3. Francesca

    Merry Christmas to you! xo

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Francesca – I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! … Onwards towards new year celebrations now!! πŸ™‚

  4. Gabrielle Bryden

    Happy Christmas Tracey, to you and your family, and a great new year πŸ™‚ Love that photo – haha. 12 days of Christmas – who knew!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Thanks for your Christmas wishes … I’m sure you enjoyed a fabulous day too (despite all this rain). I hope you’re enjoying your bloggy break and will be all set to start the new year with oodles of poetic inspiration.

      Poor Baxter the dog, he wasn’t too happy about me putting the reindeer antlers on him this year … the things I do for Christmas! πŸ˜‰

  5. Debby

    I hope the you and yours have a great holiday and a wonderful new year, Tracey.

    Merry, merry.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Debby – Thanks so much for your Christmas wishes … I just have a feeling that 2011 will be THE year for all of us to make magic happen! πŸ™‚

      I do hope you’re keeping yourself toasty and warm this festive season …

  6. bobbi

    Merry Christmas to you and your family too!! It’s been a pleasure finding your blog and reading your post. Enjoy you blog break and see you in 2011!!
    the picture is so cute.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Bobbi – Thanks for your Merry Christmas thoughts … I’m sure you enjoyed a wonderful and happily cat-filled Christmas at your lovely home. I’ve so enjoyed reading your blog this year and I adore your witty sense of humour which flavours your lovely comments.

      I very much look forward to catching up with you via our blogs in the new year.

  7. fairchildstreet

    I am so glad I met you. Enjoy your break and see you 2011. Charmaine

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Charmaine – I’m sure by now you’ve well and truly relaxed at your getaway by the beach … enjoy! πŸ™‚

  8. Lisa

    Tracey – I wanted to wish you a delightfully festive Christmas, and all the very best for the New Year. It’s truly been a pleasure experiencing your extraordinary jewel like quality that never ceases to illuminate.

    Snows have been arriving intermittently here in New England, particularly during nightfall, thus transforming the brilliant heart of sunrise into a crisp white allure.

    It’ll be nice this morning to take a peaceful Christmas Eve travel somewhere through the winding woodlands, to contemplate all the pleasant aspects that came into my life this year. Unquestionably you’ll be very much with me in spirit.

    Have yourself a very Merry Christmas, Tracey!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hello there dear Lisa – Thank you so much for your happy festive season wishes and thoughts for a wonderful start to the new year. While Christmas has now passed by for another year, I’m sure you enjoyed a beautiful day surrounded by all you love best.

      Your vivid descriptions of the beautiful wintry December landscapes always delight … I do plan on surrounding myself with that snowy whiteness at least one of these Christmas days. I’m sure it’s the best way to enjoy all the delights of the season.

      I’m happy to travel with you in spirit on your long and winding walks through the woodlands … I can think of no better travelling companion. I do very much hope that 2010 has been wonderful for you Lisa and that 2011 delights and inspires you in ever more fantastical ways.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  9. Mel

    Wishing you the loveliest of Christmases! It’s been great to find your blog this year, I’ve really enjoyed blogging along with you πŸ™‚

    Now, do I like chocolate? Let me think on that a while…. πŸ˜‰

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – I can see via your blog that you certainly enjoyed a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family, food and lots of wonderful presents! πŸ™‚

      I’ve very much enjoyed reading your blog this year … here’s to a great year next year!!

      Haha … I forgot you’re a fellow chocolate lover … enjoy the chocolate posts! πŸ™‚

  10. jan

    Happy first day of Christmas…tomorrow.

    Who said chocolate?

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too … it’s been a little cold and wet here in Australia this year, so it definitely hasn’t been the place for you.

      Haha … I hope you enjoy the chocolate journey in coming days! πŸ™‚

  11. Erika Lee Sears

    Merry Christmas TRacey! Yes we are totally blog friends πŸ™‚

    I love your puppies eyes- I think he is ready for Christmas. Santa does come for dogs :).

    All the best, E

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – Merry Christmas!! I’ve so enjoyed reading your inspirational blog posts … it’s been wonderful to ‘meet’ you this year.

      Baxter is a lovely dog, I just don’t think he liked being dressed up in reindeer antlers! Santa brought him a new squeaky toy and a new name tag this year. πŸ™‚

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