Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013

I thought I'd post this picture of a Christmas card my grandparents sent to friends on, or around, 1959. This card was recently given back to my father by the grandson of the person the card had been sent to all those years ago. This is a photo of their house, which was extended and changed beyond recognition into an hotel and then a carehome. My grandparents had racehorses grazing at the front and a beautiful valley with deco-shaped pools tiered down from one end to the other at the back. It was very beautiful and the pools still remain - as far as I'm aware - and this house has offered me much inspiration for my next book.

I'm almost ready for the festivities and have bought most of the food and begun wrapping presents ready for various family members to come and join us for Christmas lunch. I'll also be taking a week off work, phew, so will hopefully have time to get involved with my plotting for a few book ideas that I've had.

Happy Christmas to you and here's hoping for good health and every success in 2013.xxx


12 comments:

B.E. Sanderson said...

Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season to you and yours, Debs. =o)

Teresa Ashby said...

How wonderful to have that card - it looks and sounds a magical place. Happy Christmas :-) x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Love the photo, Debs. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Pat Posner said...

Love the card, Debs!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours - that means Grumps, too!
xxPat

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

B E - Thanks and the same to you.x

Teresa - thank you, unfortunately I only just remember the house, but I remember the valley very well.x

Rosemary - Thank you, and you.x

Pat - Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful time too.x

Karen said...

What a lovely card - inspiring indeed!

All the very best for 2013 Debs, I hope it brings lots of lovely things :o)

Debs Carr said...

Karen - Thank you, you too.x

Leigh Russell said...

Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2013 to you and all your family x

Debs Carr said...

Leigh -Thank you, and the same to you x

Pauline Barclay said...

Debs, I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and wishing you a wonderful and successful 2013. xx

Flowerpot said...

A very happy 2013 to you too! xx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

pauline - thank you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2013 brings you lots of writerly success.x

flowerpot - thank you. Here's to a fantastic 2013.x