Tuesday, 18 December 2007

This Season

This will be my last post for a while so let me first of all take the opportunity to thank all my blogging friends and friends on writers island for an amazing time with you this year. I had a great flight. I will leave for a couple of weeks to completely indulge in this season. The season of: Preparing and celebrating Christmas. We will surround the BBQ with friends on Christmas day and our minds will also be with family and friends overseas.
My husband's birthday on the last day this year. William is not a man of poetry and flowers. He is however the man who with quiet dedication keeps his hands on the steering wheel to sail this family with highly sensitive people through stormy weathers. Thanks William and we wish you another good sailing year.
I will spent New Years day with some of my beloved home children knowing that William will take good care of the home front.
In January we will be gone for two weeks on Summer holiday to Lake Wanaka to explore another part of this paradise. We will tell you all about it when we come back in the third week of January .
This season
By Marja Blom

In this season we wear a crown
with gems of joy and peace
of caring and sharing in a way
which captures the spirit of Christmas day

In this season we start New Year
but let's not store the crown away
 let it's gems shine each new day
as bright as it did on Christmas day.
Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa !!
Wishing you all a very happy New Year!!
Bye and Ka kite ano, Marja


  1. but let's not store
    the crown away

    I really liked these lines..we got to lead new things into life, not forgetting the old ones.

  2. Have a wonderful holiday Marja. See you when you get back.

  3. Merry Christmas, Marja. I look forward to seeing you back.

  4. Go have fun, Marja! Wish you the very best of the Holiday Season.

    seasons of eternity

  5. Have the very best 'un ever, Marja. And your family, too.

  6. Marja, have a wonderful season. It wont be the same without you here!

  7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family Marja.

    One of the special gems I was presented this year was meeting you through the blogworld.....may we continue to get to know one another in 2008.

    Enjoy your celebrations and vacations.


  8. Have a wonderful time away. Meanwhile, we will be looking forward to your return.

  9. Marja, I'm going to miss you! You always say the right things. It'll be hard not to visit for a few weeks. Make sure you tell us everything when you get back and have a great time!

  10. merry christmas and a happy holiday to you.. i hope all of your travels bring you great joy!!!!

  11. Have a great holiday and birthday with your H.

  12. Thank you Marja for all you bring to Bloglandia... have a wonderful Christmas, vacation, celebration of your husband's birth, and I thank your ancestors for bringing us St. Nicholas and for all these traditions we share. See you when you get back!

  13. Have a wonderful holiday Marja and you say it all.. lets not store the crown away..


    Poetic Trails

  14. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic holiday. Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee! xo

  15. Oh you are going to have such a wonderful time. May I include my best Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  16. Thank you all so much. See you next year.

  17. Wishing you great travels and looking forward to your Island return!

  18. I wish your family a great trip ahead. May you would gather more inspirations from the vacation you could share when you come back ~ like this beautiful piece you left before going.

    I wish you happy and safe return.

    Here's something from me you could carry on your trip, click link below to view:


    I wish you well this season.

    ~ Jeques

  19. Have a nice break, Marja! Give my beloved home a hug for me! See you when you return. :-)

  20. Marja I am going to miss you terrible hun! Have fun with the family be safe and be happy. Don't hurry the days let them leisurely go by and soak up all the goodness in each of them.

    Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the BBO's with family and friends. You will be missed xoxoxoxoxo

  21. Marja, have a wonderful season with your family, husband and children.
    Thank you for all of the wonderful traditions you have shared and the beautiful photos.
    You will be missed, but we hold you in our hearts.
    God Bless.

  22. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! Take care!

  23. http://fenny-sblablapoetryblog.blogspirit.com/Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    Prettige Kerstdagen en een gezond en gelukkig Nieuw Jaar Marja

    Groetjes Fenny (niet Jenny)

  24. Hi Marja, I hope you and your family have a great break ! Keep Safe See you when you return Next Year.
    Take Care Melinda

  25. It is already like chritsmas with all your nice comments.

  26. Marja, here's wishing you a wonderful Xmas and a very happy new year...I had compeltely forgotten that you are on the other side of the globe from me where it's summer, and so BBQ thre me and then realization struck...wow, lucky you! Birthday wishes to your husband and have a wonderful holiday, see you in 2008. Be safe, be happy, UL


  27. Merry christmas and a Happy New year to you and your family too,dear Marja!

    Steffi from Germany

    My daughter Anne has her birthday on the last day of the year too ;O)!

  28. Hi Majra
    Have a wonderful holiday :)come back soon :)
    Habby Bday to william in advance :):)

  29. That'll be right !
    Go bugga of and leave us to it while you go enjoy ya self!

    Baa !Humbug.

  30. Probably is this comment not in time Marja, but nevertheless, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy New year and a wonderful holiday.
    Thank you for the poems you published and next year I'll be back to read more.

  31. Thank you Marja for your kind thoughts.

    May I wish you and you family a Very Merry Christmas and a New Year of peace, good health and happiness.


  32. Have a joyous time Marja and hurry back! Peace and prosperity to you and yours for now and in 2008!

  33. G'day from Oz,

    Hope you have a great break and that William has a super birthday.

    Keep smiling


  34. hello dear! Merry christmas and a fantastic 2008!!!
    big kiss :)))

  35. I hope you will enjoy your holiday but I miss you here. No news from you for such a long time.
    Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

    Gelukkig kerstmis en een zalig Nieuwjaar en uw blog krijgt voor mij de bekroning van het beste blog van 2007

  36. Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Wonderful New Year. May the New Year bring lots of joy, happiness & prosperity in your life & your loved ones.

  37. Hi Marja!
    I wish you a good and merry Christmas with your Partner, friends or family, and I show you some Christmas "decorations and music/habits' on my blog come and see my blog, thanks for being sunch a good blogvisiter,

    Christmas greetings from JoAnn

  38. Merry Christmas! Come one by and collect your gifts. http://mondaymorningpower.blogspot.com/2007/12/holiday-awards-presentations.html

  39. What a lovley greeting.
    Enjoy your time away.!!
    Hugs, XXXXXX

  40. Hi Marja Christmas is over so now upto 2008,

    I wish You a Happy and Creative 2008, Look at my Happy fireworks and wishes. See my blog:)(c) JoAnn


    Greetings from Germany

  42. Marja, Wishing you happiness, laughter, moments of serenity and lots of health this new year.
    Happy happy new year!

  43. Happy New Year.....talking about 2008, you have been tagged to participate in a fun New Year's Resolution game. http://mondaymorningpower.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-years-resolution-or-not.html

  44. Just dropped in to wish you happy 2008.
    Come back soon

  45. Hi Marja! Happy New Year and I love the new look of your blog!! I hope your Christmas holidays were wonderful and filled with joy. Your beautiful poem really touched my spirit -- especially the part about not storing the crown away just yet. Yes!!, let the "gems shine each day as bright as it did on Christmas day".

  46. It is indeed the season. Happy 2008 and all the best.

    Now, How about being a "Blogger of the World"? I nominate you and your web site for the award, which I proudly accepted from AngelBaby.

    Angel has an article on her site about angels and a miracle which I think all should read, but I think you will like. The link is on my site, Gimme A Dream. You can pick up your award and the link at the same time.

  47. Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If possible gives a last there on my site, it is about the CresceNet, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . A hug.

  48. Hey Marja, Where are you these days? Are you not in the neighbourhood...I wish you a Happy New Year and I hope to meet you on my blog in 2008.

    We made some small trips in Holland with our new (company) car and we liked staying home this Xmas, very much, so does our dog, I'll show during the coming days more of our car-trips in Holland on my blog. Have a good week!

    Greetings from Dutch JoAnn


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