Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Shine like diamonds



Happy New Year!

The tide comes in, the tide goes out...may 2013 be as bright as a diamond and as multi-faceted...

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*Sorry for the terrible sound quality, I have told you it is windy here!*











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Thank you all so much for being here. I feel so fortunate and am truly grateful for your fine company.
Let's look keep looking forward...

Off to celebrate the first day of a new year with champagne and lobster!
Wishing that wherever you are, you are enjoying more than a whisper of hope for this new year washed clean with the tide...






67 comments:

  1. Bonjour! !

    Bonne annee :)

    Is that your blond tousled happy-smiling-dog?

    #sigh

    How lovely.

    We feel as if we just took a walk and felt the wind in our hair and ran a little and got of breath and happily took the lead/leash (French word? Or do French dogs walk themselves in a tiny bit proud way?) and then went to a cafe by the Plage in a large wool coat and adorable cloche hat - to write.

    Happy 2013.

    Feels like a very good one.

    Waving from Manhattan.

    _tg xx

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    1. If anyone has a mug full of hope, it is you, dear TG. I am over the moon excited for you, what a year you have ahead! I'll keep sending the Good Thoughts, as they help.

      And yes, that is Ben, our Golden Retriever and my great buddy. He is sleeping at my feet as I type as he often does. Funny, that you should mention it but he does like to take the leash in his mouth to walk himself,mainly to make the tourists laugh. Silly Goose. He is bilingual too.

      Casually throwing bisous from Arles,
      H

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    2. Ben is a splendid name for a dog.

      Do send my regards to Ben.

      And waving to you!

      2013 is delicious already.

      tg xx

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  2. Bonne Annee.
    Always love your photos, wherever you where it looks so peaceful... Lovely...

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    1. Thanks Barbara Lilian, Bonne Année and stay warm!

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  3. Une très bonne année dans cette belle région.
    Un grand merci aussi pour vos mots qui me font toujours un grand plaisir.

    amicalement,

    Manon

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Manon.

      Je suis très contente d'avoir trouver votre magnifique blog--et votre point de vue sur la monde aussi...
      Bonne Année avec du créativité et le joie pur,
      H.

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  4. Heureuse année en France, Heather, Rémi et Ben! Looking forward to new adventures; beautifully crafted stories; amazing photography from Lost in Arles in 2013! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle) PS: Bon appétit! Homard et champagne. La classe! :-)

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    1. Merci, Vero--pour tes voeux et ton gentillesse. Je te souhaite plein de bonheurs pour toi et ton famille...les aventures aussi!!
      Bisous,
      H

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  5. And Happy New Year from your reader just down the road from French Girl in Seattle. Have a great 2013!

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    1. Ah, you are much more than just someone's neighbor to me, Jackie!! Wishing you and Joel a joy-filled 2013. I don't even need to wish that you have adventures because I know that you will!!!

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  6. I love your little corner of the world, Heather. It is beautiful.

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    1. I agree, Loree. Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year full of love, happiness and creativity! I will look forward to keep reading you all year long...
      Bisous,
      H

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  7. Heather, to you, Remi and Ben, a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Champagne and lobster, a fitting celebratory meal for the first day of 2013. A very nice surprise to hear your lovely voice in the video. As for me and mine, we are heading to Las Vegas for a couple of days, to celebrate an upcoming anniversary. My vote for Disneyland was turned down in a heartbeat...:)

    XO
    Amelia

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    1. Ah but Vegas is a sort of Disneyland, isn't it Amelia? ;) Wishing you a wonderful year ahead too--prosperous? I hadn't even dared to think of that! So thank you. Very, very happy you found your way here.
      Wishing you in advance a very Happy Anniversary!!!
      xoxo!
      h

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  8. How cute and happy Ben looks. Funny Ben got a stick out of the sand and Dylan got one out of a snow bank, lucky dogs! Lobster and champagne sound like the perfect start to the New Year. Wishing you, Remi and Ben a Happy and Healthy Year!

    XXX
    Debra~

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  9. Looks like we were visiting each other virtually at the exact same moment, Debra...great minds think a like!
    Happy New Year to you too. :)
    xo,
    h

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  10. Heather, wishing you a rewarding year of inspiration and creation. Will be following you in 2013. Gross bisou!

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    1. Eww, Jessie! Not the gross bisous! :) Happy you are here.

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  11. Happy New Year, Heather! I've enjoyed following you this past year.

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    1. Thanks so much Annette. Horsemanship looking gooood I see! :)

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  12. Just perfect Heather! Remi is adorable :) .. I am such an animal lover and I can tell he is a charmer;) Wishing you all the best that life has to offer in the coming year. Happy New Year!

    xxleslie

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    1. Leslie! Heeheehee, Remi is my companion and Ben is our dog! :) Hope Remi doesn't read this far in the comments. :) But he IS adorable, it is true! Wishing you exactly the same for the year ahead!

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  13. Gorgeous, Heather.

    And yes - to looking forward.

    Bonne Année 2013 !

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    1. Et à toi aussi. Hoorah D, nous sommes toujours ici!

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  14. What a gorgeous dog!! Is it yours? Golden Retriever?

    Bonne année et meilleurs voeux pour 2013 !

    Milsters

    (http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/)

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    1. Merci, Milsters. Yep, that is Ben, our Golden.

      Happy New Years to you too!

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  15. Hi Heather, Happy New Year to you and Remi! And of course to happy smiley Ben! What a nice beach to go wandering with Ben. Did he sit and watch you with big eyes, while you ate your lobster? Like he's never been fed? Being at a deserted beach, helps blow the cobwebs away and feeds the soul.

    Wishing you a great year ahead. One of creativity, fulfilment and peace! Deborah from Melbourne.

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    1. Deborah, that is exactly what it was--it washed away all of the rest of last year that needed to go. It has become a little tradition for us to go at this time of year and that is why.

      And no, Ben pretends to sleep while we eat as his begging is verboten. But oooh did he get a treat after for being good!

      Wishing you and yours a fantastic year too! Thanks for being here and for being you.
      xo,
      h

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  16. Beautiful photos
    May your year be blessed
    Ben looks spiffy like he just had a hair cut

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    1. Or just as happy as if he were a wee pup again. He even went in the water! And it was cooold.
      Sending you Wishes for a wise and wonderful year too, Maywyn.

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  17. Magical photos...and I always love seeing pictures of Dear Ben...Happy New Year!!

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    1. Thanks Cindy and to you too! And I know Ben makes lots of folks happy--that is why I try to include photos of him whenever I can. :)

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  18. Heather, its so great to hear your voice and those photos make me feel as though I am right there on the beach with you. What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year.

    If I haven't said this already (and I probably have) I Wish you many more adventures along with health and peace in 2013.

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    1. I wish you had been Judith, it was just one of those magic times. And I'll take your wishes over and over again and send them back to you like a boomerang! Shewannng!

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  19. Heather your photography never ceases to amaze me I love the tide rolling in on the sand at dusk....mesmerizing!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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    1. Thank you Karen! Wishing you peace, health and creativity in 2013!

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  20. So much beauty, as always!
    I really need a vacation, every time I see your photos I remember.
    Best wishes for a wonderful year in that amazing corner of the world!
    Sylvia S.

    PS
    I love Ben, he reminds me of our lovely KC, Golden Retrievers are the sweetest!

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    1. Paris is grand but it ain't bad down here either. :) Happy new Year to you too Sylvia! Hoping you get closer to making your dreams come true!
      And yes, Goldens are the Best, no doubt about it!

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  21. Mmm Champagne and Lobster...way to go!
    xxx
    ps I think Ben wants you to throw that stick for him ;)

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  22. Happy, happy New Year Heather... xxv

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  23. Champagne and lobster sounds delicious! Our beach is very windy as well (it being the North Sea) but infinitely beautiful and interesting. Best wishes for 2013.

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    1. Oooh I can only imagine how chilly that must have been Shelley. Brrrr!!!! Happy New Year to you too!!

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  24. Bonne Annee! Hope our paths will cross in 2013, Francine

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  25. Mes meilleurs voeux pour une tres heureuse et bonne anneé 2013!

    Health and Happiness for you Heather, Remy and...Ben!

    Amicalement,
    Karin

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    1. Merci Karin! We still haven't made it to your neck of the woods but hopefully one day!

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  26. What beautiful shots - so perfect for starting the new year with a fresh unwritten slate!! Wishing you all the very best Heather for a happy, healthy and successful 2013!! I am coming to France this month but won't be making it down to Provence - hopefully next time!

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    1. So close and yet so far, Stacey! But of course I am wishing you a wooonderful trip and a very Happy New year!

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  27. Bonne Annee! I love your blog and it's beautioful photography and lovely musings.
    Best to you all in the New year!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! Wishing you the same...

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  28. Happy New Year to you too!! Mmmmm champagne and lobster, that would be enough to knock me off this post-holiday cleanse. That sounds delicious.

    I hope you enjoyed your holidays, your quiet New Year's Eve and your decadent New Year's Day. Now let's see what 2013 has in store for us. : )

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    1. Oooh, I KNOW that it has great things in store for you, Miss. I know it. :)

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  29. Happy, Blessed New Year to you, Remi and Ben!
    Your photos of the shore warm my heart as I spent the day on Balboa Island, CA, yesterday, sharing with some friends my old haunts. The water was like glass, the air still and yet, the smell of the sea unmistakeable in the pink glow of the setting sun. Every vision of sand stirs memories, the kisses of lapping waves on the sand tickle my soul with experiences of the most idyllic childhood spent walking the boundaries of the bay. Wandering in every sense.
    xoxo, Chris

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    1. So lovely to hear from you Chris. I still have the 'flowers' that were on my book from you on my dressing table. Yes, I know how important the sea is to you. Isn't it grand?

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  30. Beautiful photos as always. Sending lobster & champagne wishes for a Happy 2013 all the way from Sun Valley, Idaho
    xxSP

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    1. A SP, you deserve lobster and champagne every day of the year! And yes, it would still be special. ;)

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  31. The sea restores one, doesn't it? Such a lovely post!

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    1. Isn't it true? I don't know why we don't go more often, it is only 40 minutes away. And thank you for the compliment!

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  32. Happy, happy new year, mon amie! Thank you for this beautiful post and being the gorgeous friend that you are. P.S. That photo of Ben makes my heart melt. :)

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    1. It is my new favorite Ben photo. Ally, will we meet in person this year? I hope so!
      Bisous!

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  33. H, I've been using your beautiful, thoughtful card as a bookmark. You are such a lovely, lovely soul.

    Happy new year, dear friend.

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    1. A Suze drive by! Hooray!

      Ah, 2013...the year when my friend Suze publishes at least one of her novels!!!

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  34. What a beautiful message! Let's keep looking forward -- indeed. Happy new year, Heather!

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    1. I think that you have a lot of exciting things on your plate this year, Ann. The success of your book being one of them!! Happy New Year to you too...

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