Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Beginnings

Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.

Sydney Smith

The beginning of a New Year.
A time of renewed hope.
(A vintage postcard)
Of moving forward …
… with new beginnings.
A feeling unlike the start of any other month.
Like stepping into freshly fallen snow.
Or writing on the first unspoilt page of a new journal …

(Illustration taken from a vintage children's book)
 … that is just waiting to be filled with your hopes and your dreams,
thoughts and memories.
(Illustration taken from a vintage children's book Tiny Tots First book)
A clean slate.
(Illustration taken from a vintage children's book)
New goals.
(Illustration taken from a vintage children's book)
New memories to make …
… with loved ones.
A new chapter in your life.
And a chance to put away all the trials and disappointments of the past twelve months.
(Illustration taken from a vintage children's book)
(Illustration taken from Enid Blyton Noddy book)
A whole new year ahead  
… to make new friends …
(Illustration taken from a vintage children's book)
… and treasure old ones.
(A vintage postcard)
New opportunities.
New adventures ...

(Illustration taken from Little Pictures and Verses book)
... and discoveries.
(Illustration taken from a vintage children's book)
A HUGE 'Thank you' to all who read, follow and comment on my little blog.
I treasure and appreciate you all.
Here’s wishing you a year full of hopes and happiness.
(Illustration and poem taken from a vintage children's book)
Teddy Bear sits with his back to the fire
And the wintry winds so blow,
He is telling his friend, the Japanese doll,
That he thinks there will be snow.
 … me, I am  still hoping for snow …..




  1. Very well put together! Love the old images, and the sentiments! Hope you get the snow you wish for - I've been looking at your last post and all the frost photos - winter has its own very special beauty. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. ooh happy new year to you and those you hold dearest! Beautiful sentiments and pictures for the month of ~ Dreams and new beginnings ~
    With kind thoughts Maria x

  3. BBBbrrrrrrr no to the snow!!!! x

  4. Lovely images thank you........happy new beginnings to you x

  5. Winter just isn't complete without snow ... lovely sentimental post :) Wendy

  6. Ooh...such wonderful goals and aspirations, beautifully put! I adore your blog, and am glad to have found it! Here's to a wonderful 2013! Tania ♥


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