Happy New Year!


The year 2011 is coming to a close and I look forward, as always, to ringing in a brand New Year.
It's a chance to start afresh, with plans and best intentions to do things better. Or differently, perhaps.
It's a chance to look back, at the year we're leaving behind and maybe rejoice at the positive and learn from the rest.

On a personal level our year gave us a lot to be happy about and grateful for.
Although our local Panto of 15 years standing is no longer we remember the joy it gave to many over the years.
It will be missed by many but mostly by the local community.

We enjoyed  a holiday, many outings  and lovely times spent  with friends.
We proudly watched our son  grow up some more this year.
We reminisced about our missing dog and welcomed a puppy to our home, for a short while.

We dealt with problems that came our way.
They seemed big at the time yet have faded into the memory banks now.
We narrowly avoided another house flooding and were reminded of the wonderful local community we have.

We got together to fight to protect our homes.
Our special needs community got together to fight against drastic SNA cuts.
I fought that battle here on my blog and on a radio station.
My small contribution to this ongoing issue.

On a National level it's been a tough year.
Our Government does everything our European counterparts ask, while we the people suffer the effects.
Globally things are worsening , yet no thanks or relief is offered to our abiding nation.
 

We had some good times too with visits from the Queen  and Barack Obama.
We had fun watching Jedward 'robbed' of a Eurovision win!
We rejoiced in Ireland's soccer team qualifying for Euro 2012.

May 2012 be a good year for us personally and nationally.
May we realise the value of our local communities and treasure them.
May we finally realise that we the people are on the same side.
Although the grass may seem greener on the other side, it very rarely is.

May 2012 be the year we come together as one, strong nation and effect change.
May Ireland put the ball into the other team's net!
May our streets be covered in green and our ears ring with sounds of Ole Ole Ole....Ole, Ole!

 Lets go forward to 2012 with strength and positivity.

A very Happy New Year  to you all.

Now, let's ring those bells and welcome in 2012.


xx


Note: Photo credit to flicker.com




15 comments:

  1. My wish for you and your family is may it bring you health, wealth and happiness all around. Happy New Year Val, you are one of the best x.

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  2. Very uplifting Jazzygal, and I hope it all comes true for you and your family, and the rest of us too :) And I completely agree with you about the grass, our own patch is often far greener than we realise xx

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  3. Lovely sentiments. Best wishes to you and yours x

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  4. @Colette: And I wish the same to you and yours. Thanks for lovely comment, it means a lot:-)

    @Blue Sky: Thank you, yes I hope it's a good one for us all. So true, we need to stop the begrudgery. Let Public & aprivate sectors and teh Unemployed unite and effect real change. You knew what I meant, didn't you ;-)

    @alisonwells: Thank you. I hope 2012 is good to you and yours too.

    Thanks for your lovely comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  5. Amen to all the above for you and your family, for Ireland and for all of us. It's been a pleasure getting to know you a bit this year and I look forward to another year of blogging together. Hally New Year xxx

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  6. Wishing you and yours the very best that 2012 can bring you.

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  7. A lovely positive post. Wishing you a very happy 2012. Deb xx

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  8. Happy New Year Jazzy, it is going to be a good one! :)

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  9. @Midlife Singlemum: A Hally Happy New year to us all, wherever in the world we are! It's been really great getting to know you too R and I look forward to keeping up the happenings your side of the world here and on twitter in 2012 :-)

    @Tessa: Thanks tessa...I hope 2012 is good to you :-)

    @Deb at aspie in the family: Thank you...and lots of positive vibes going your way for 2012 ;-)

    @Di: Thanks, I think so too ;-)

    Thanks for your comments ;-)

    xx Jazzy

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  10. @Midlife Singlemum: A Hally Happy New year to us all, wherever in the world we are! It's been really great getting to know you too R and I look forward to keeping up the happenings your side of the world here and on twitter in 2012 :-)

    @Tessa: Thanks tessa...I hope 2012 is good to you :-)

    @Deb at aspie in the family: Thank you...and lots of positive vibes going your way for 2012 ;-)

    @Di: Thanks, I think so too ;-)

    Thanks for your comments ;-)

    xx Jazzy

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  11. @Midlife Singlemum: A Hally Happy New year to us all, wherever in the world we are! It's been really great getting to know you too R and I look forward to keeping up the happenings your side of the world here and on twitter in 2012 :-)

    @Tessa: Thanks tessa...I hope 2012 is good to you :-)

    @Deb at aspie in the family: Thank you...and lots of positive vibes going your way for 2012 ;-)

    @Di: Thanks, I think so too ;-)

    Thanks for your comments ;-)

    xx Jazzy

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  12. Seems like everyone is very optimistic about 2012 which is great to see!

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  13. Happy New Year to you Jazzy!! In retrospect it was a busy year! I hope 2012 is better than 2011.

    PS--I tagged you in a meme.

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  14. @Kristy: It is good to have optimism and hope, it's all we heave...we must hold onto it!

    @Lizbeth: Thanks hon!I hope 2012 is good to you and your family ;-)

    Ooh...I haven't been tagged in a meme in a long time...thanks!! I'll go check it out....

    xx Jazzy

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