January 7, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my readers and friends. 2009 has been a really busy year for me. I started blogging just over a year ago and it has been enjoyable and creative. I have learned heaps in all areas that I wouldn't have without blogging. Blogging has brought me back to quilting which I had neglected in the last few years. I didn't stop quilting all together, but by taking up other passions I didn't put all my time into quilting! Blogging also connected me to many wonderful bloggers out there in the virtual world.

I lit these sparklers as it turned New Year out on our deck. I didn't think that the pictures would come out, but they did quite nicely.

My New Year plans begun last year when we booked our trip in March and April. I didn't go anywhere in 2009 because I took 6 weeks off in October 2008 to visit Thailand, India, Turkey, Egypt and Switzerland. I had a blast of a time with my friend Myra (no blog). You can see more of my trip photos at: Queenhatshepsut or go through the link on my side bar.

My travel plan for this year is to visit New Zealand for DH's brother's wedding and see the rest of his family too. New Zealand is where DH originally from and where both of our children were born. I lived there for 18 months and returned to have DS there as well. I feel at home in New Zealand and I think it is a very beautiful country. After New Zealand we are going to Japan. It will be my first visit to Japan. I love Japan and everything about the old traditions and culture of the place. I know I will enjoy our visit there. DF Lesley lives there and that is a bonus to know someone there to give us some insight into the country.

I hope I can manage to post something during our trip. It will be really cool to be able to share my experience with everyone while I'm traveling.

12 comments:

Janet said...

Have a most wonderful trip Nat. I can't wait to hear about it all. My mother comes from Japan but I've never been there either.

QuiltSue said...

That sounds like a great holiday you have to look forward to.

Nedra said...

I'm so excited for your adventure. Have a fantastic time!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Have a wonderful trip Natima. I look forward to seeing pictures and hearing all about it.

Needled Mom said...

That will be awesome!

Janey said...

Oh Nat, that sounds like such an awesome trip. I cant wait to hear all about it. Japan is one of the places my DH would sell his soul to visit. Have a great time. hugs xxxx

Pat aka Posh said...

Your plans sound so exciting and I too hope you can keep us posted with pic's.. enjoy

lani said...

what a nice blog u have i will be back thank you and i love to travel to..

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Nat...wishing you another very happy and successful year in blogging along with a fantastic 2010 travelling to Japan...look forward to hearing all about it...Dzintra♥x

Frog Quilter said...

Nat,

Have a wonderful trip. We are soon to book our second trip to Scotland. I think from there we will go to Prague for 3-4 days...

I'm tickled you have me in your blog list. :-)

ParisMaddy said...

Bon Voyage, dear Natima. I hope you enjoy every minute of your fantastic journey. I'll be back to look at your pictures. When my daughter went to Japan she really liked it and got some awesome pictures.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Such funtastic !!
Enjoy ..enjoy and enjoy..

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