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A happy 2013 from a wet soggy Bristol.


By bjs


A strange year of problems which came one after the other fortunately most have been resolved or are in the process of being resolved.
But first a few Photos taken this morning to see the year out

The heathers seem indestructible

The first Hepatica,this is under cover not much but grateful for any colour

A few snowdrop trying bravely to put on a show

Cyclamen Coum this also has cover from the Rain

A thank you to you all for the messages of support Almost a year ago for Jamie and as the year went on for Rhys

He is getting there but a slow process.

At this point I think it is appropriate to tell you That our Goy friend Valadel (Val) suffered a stroke at the end of October Initially she was very poorly for several weeks,But is now improving rapidly although there is a long way to go,I visit her Regularly in the Rehab unit where she now is,and it’s for her that I really hope 2013 will a good year and see her back in her own home with her cats,She has lost little or none of her sparkle and desire to be outside with her plants, this is one thing she looks forward to.I am making sure they are all looked after until her return.
Finally a card I did for her that I thought you may like to see.

The flowers were in her garden in summer and her cats I added.

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Happy New Year 2013 to you Brian, to your family and especially little Rhys. All the best also for Valadel.

31 Dec, 2012


Best wishes Bjs for a wonderful New Year and all the best to your friend - wishing you all good health in 2013 x B

31 Dec, 2012


gorgeous heathers - they were the first flower plants I bought when did garden on snowy December - pretty plants - and snowdrops are one of my favourites bulbs with tulips. Glad to hear Rhys is getting better - sad Val had a stroke but nice to hear progress is good there , I wish Rhys, Val and you and family all the best for 2013. Lovely thoughtful card too .

31 Dec, 2012


all the very best for the new year brian for all of you and yours

please send my best wishes to valadel, sorry to hear she hasnt been well but very good to hear she is making good progress

31 Dec, 2012


A lovely set of photo`s to see us out B`js, so pleased to hear that Rhy`s is making good progress and I wish him all the best for the future, I hope Val continues to make a good recovery and is soon back home, your card is lovely and I`m sure Val loved it.
Best Wishes for 2013 Brian to you and Jamie and all your family.......

31 Dec, 2012


Happy New Year BJs

31 Dec, 2012


It is a very soggy day here too, your pics are very welcome..Rhys is coming on a treat,isn't he? look how his hair has grown..:o) Thank you for letting us know about Val,and please convey my best wishes for 2013,and a speedy is kind of you to tend her garden..I also wish you and your family,not forgetting Jamie..a very Happy New year..:o)

31 Dec, 2012


All the best for the forthcoming year to you, your family and Jamie Brian.
Oh my, what a difference I can see in Rhys. He'll be running rings round you all this time next year :))
Pleased to hear that Val is on the mend and I can imagine how much she must miss those gorgeous cats.

31 Dec, 2012


A Happy and prosperous New Year to you and yours Brian. Special wishes sent to Rhys and Val as their health improves.
Your beautiful card shows just how much Val has got to look forward to in the coming months.

31 Dec, 2012


Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year Brian, special wishes to baby Rhys that he grows stronger with every new day.

Much love too to Val, I had no idea she was ill, I hope she is soon back with her cats and garden and looking forward to the spring and summer.....give her our best wishes won't you Brian.

31 Dec, 2012


Hope you have a great 2013 Bjs..big kiss for little Rhys & kind wishes to Val, hope they both grow stronger with each day xxx

31 Dec, 2012


HAPPY NEWYEAR Brian and your family :o) x
Please send Val all best wishes for a healthy newyear xx
love the card :o))

31 Dec, 2012


Happy New Year Brian. I think this photo of Rhys shows his little face filling out a bit. It shows he is progressing slowly but surely.
Lovely plants too.
Wishing you all all the best of health throughout 2013.
Sorry to hear the news about Val but very pleased to hear she is recovering well.

31 Dec, 2012


Your card for Val is inspirational and I know you and she are great pals so its hard to see someone suffer. I'm sure your visits will be very good for her and help her to have the courage she needs to stick at the rehabilitation regime she has to endure on her road to recovery. She must be missing her cats and her garden. Her bubbly personality will be good for her fellow patients too.
Wow! look at all that hair Rhys has grown. He looks like a boy now. He also looks very comfy and sleepy sitting with G.Grandad. He will soon wipe away the memories and worries of his first year and will be demanding that he gets to go and play in the garden with Jamie.
Those heathers are fantastic growing in those small pots. My cyclamen are doing well too. Snowdrops not showing colour yet but they are coming through the ground.

1 Jan, 2013


Happy New Year Brian and Jamie and the little fellow too hope it brings him and yous good health and happiness. Wonderful heathers very pretty.

2 Jan, 2013


Happy new year Brian. Love your snow drops. mine have yet to appear :0(

3 Jan, 2013


Thanks every one for your good wishes.

4 Jan, 2013


Wonderful Blog , Wishing all the best in your family and to your cute Rhys very special little one! Have a happy moment and a brilliant health to everyone :-)))

29 Jan, 2013

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