Thursday, 3 January 2013

2013, welcome

The Haven household enjoyed a restful, happy little break over the festive season.
Thank you for dropping by.

Present opening was enjoyed by all
(and some even more than others)

 Dad and Mum

... inspecting their new ipad on Christmas Day! 
After all, it is never too late to embrace what technology can offer 
(..the many wonderful blogs, for example!)
Dad (and if he reads this he won't like me divulging this) is 90, but age is no matter. 
He and Mum are well up for using the latest technology!

This year, Old Mr Thames flooded his banks .....

.. so much rain...
the boundary between river and flooded river bank impossible to detect.
Hello Mr Swan, can you guide us ... where should we walk?

We visited The Savill Garden which is free during the month of December.
A spot of walking during an unusually dry spell. 
2 hours of bliss. 

Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.” 
~ D. Simone


  1. It would seem you all had a lovely holiday, with the exception of the flooding. I hope your home is safe and dry, though.

    Kudos to your parents for being willing to embrace technology! I don't own an "i" anything!

    A very happy new year to you all; may it bring love, Light, happiness and good health.

    Purrs and peace from the boys, Nicki and Derry.

  2. Our good wishes to all of you for a Very Happy New Year! We enjoyed all the photos, and #1 is beginning to feel as though she is the only person she knows (or knows of) without an iPad. By the way, she has no iPhone either, but she does have an iMac, a MacBook and several iPods...

    The Chans

    PS: the present opening photos were exceptional!

  3. Happy new year to all of you, looks like some fun was had under the tree too.

  4. Happy 2013 to you all! Beautiful photos--we're glad you had a wonderful holiday.

  5. Such nice pictures, looks like you had a lovely Christmas (minus the flooding)! We wish all of you health, happiness in 2013 :-)

  6. I wish a Happy New Year too!

  7. What lovely pictures! We hope your parents have hours and hours of fun with their iPad. :)
    May 2013 be a wonderful year!

  8. You two boys did enjoy opening those presents! It looks like a happy time was had by all. Happy New Year, have a wonderful 2013:)

  9. Catty New Year! We hope your parents are enjoying their iPad!

  10. Thank you for dropping by on my blog and a VERY Happy New year to you all. xxx

  11. Lovely Season and I'm sure your human will love love ipad ! ( my mom is so addicted ; )
    Happy 2013 to you and your lovely family

  12. HiMr.Darcy and Mr.Bingley
    Oh we did enjoy your photos today. YAY for Grandma and Grandpa learning to use their iPads!! Woohoo!!

    Our Adora is coming along nicely. Mom is taking pics of it to show the progression. She will post them once it has bloomed. We are expecting it will be blooming in February.
    Hugs all around Madi and Mom

  13. Great photos! Happy New Year to you all!

    My mom-person don´t have an I-pad and no I-phone , she refuses tu use any mac-things.
    Don´t ask me why ??
    I´m "just" a cat :)

  15. A very happy Mew Year to all of you!
    What a lovely holiday you all had.
    You know what's so nice about the iPad?
    It's ease of use.
    Even my 80+ Mom can and does use it (of course I had to set it up for her).
    I say good for them!

  16. Oh Boys, I love seeing you and I always love to see your family as well. And the pictures of where you live are always a pleasure to see.

    You two, your mommy and daddy and grandparents have a wonderful happy New Year.

    Love and Hugs to you and yours.

  17. How wonderful your parents still tackle new technology-looks like a wonderful holiday. Also looks like your babies enjoyed the day.
    Happy 2013

  18. It looks like you had a great holiday! Happy New Year and may 2013 bring you lots of happiness!! oxoxox

  19. Happy New Year!! How cool that your Mom and Dad are so up on technology!! Our Mom got one for Christmas and she likes it a lot!

    The Florida Furkids

  20. Good on your mum and dad embracing new technology!! I'm afraid my parents would be at a loss as to what to do with one!!

  21. happiest of happy new year wishes to you all, thankyou for making me laugh and smile throughout the year

  22. Happy New Year to you too! It is always a pleasure to be visiting with you, we love your photos. We think it's great that the grand parents embrace fancy new technology.
    Many purrs!

  23. Looks like you all gad a great holiday! It is very nice your parents are up for latest technology. My dad is, but my mom prefers old fashion way :-)
    Wishing you a very happy new year!

  24. Happy New Year, Haven family! We're so glad you had such a nice holiday (except for all that rain, anyway). All of our wishes for a 2013 filled with peace, love and happiness.

  25. Your parents are very "tech-savy" =)
    It was difficult just to convince my Mom and
    step-Dad to get an answering machine!
    Hope the flooding clears up soon and that you all stay warm and dry.
    Many thanks for your visits!
    Happy New Year.

  26. And a Meowy New Year to you! Au, Target and Guido and Ellen aka De Survunt

  27. Gorgeous Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy!! We wish you and yours a most wonderful New Year!! It's amazing how the Thames flooded everywhere!! What a weather to end 2012!! May this year be calmer and flood-free!! Take care


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