Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishes for 2014!

We did enjoy a great Christmas at home this year 
with extended family and friends. 
Life has been so hectic and so strangely abrupt lately 
that we were desperate for a breather. 
So, we mostly rested and relaxed through Christmas,
 we were abroad the two last years and 
we were seeking our home’s warmth and cosiness. 

I hope that you also had a wonderful and happy holiday 
and that you are looking forward to 2014. 
Are you already making plans? We are...
the trick is how to develop a realistic way 
to make things happen.

Τo be honest, the only thing I’m praying for is 
to be in good health and to keep smiling despite everything.

I pray for the young people of this world, 
more must be done to protect them and 
lead them safely to the future. 

We only have a couple of days of down time ahead of us…

Let’s face our challenges with courage and optimism,
May the New Year be a prosperous and creative one,
May the sun which touches us so generously here,
 may touch the soul of every human being in this world…
May hope be on our path whatever we do, wherever we are!

Thank you for having so kindly and 
so generously encouraging me, it was precious for me!
Sending love,,, 


  1. Dear Olympia,

    I am glad to hear you had some wonderful Christmas days with family and friends. Wish you a happy New Year, I hope all your dreams come true. A good health and love....I am sure that are the most important things in our live.

    Have a wonderful 2014 and thank you so much for your friendship!

    Hugs from here...Ingrid

  2. Hope you have a good year 2014 filled with all the joy and happiness the world.
    Hugs Vicky

  3. Beautiful words and photos. Wishing you a very happy New Year as well.

  4. Looks lovely! Wishing you all a happy 2014. Hugs :)

  5. Καλή χρονιά να έχουμε!! Οι αναρτήσεις σου είναι τόσο όμορφες και αισιόδοξες , ´Ας ευχηθούμε να είναι έτσι και το 2014!!!!

  6. Jij ook lieverd...!!..bedankt voor het afgelopen jaar,,,,,,,liefs van mij....x !!!

    For you too darling ...!!..thanks for last year...love from me ...x !!!

    It's not what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful.......but what you have in your heart,,,,,,,x !

  7. Dear Olympia,
    I wish you a verry good and healty 2014.
    Thank you for you nice and interesting posts and photo's.

    Inge, my choice

  8. Dear Olympia - I am so pleased that you enjoyed a restful relaxing Christmas with your family at home. It is nice to go away at Christmas but can be very tiring as I know from the journeys my two sons and their families made this Christmas.
    It has been a delight to follow you over the past year, I have enjoyed our friendly exchanges - may 2014 be a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful, but also a Compassionate year for us all.

  9. Dear Olympia,

    thanks for your beautiful photos. You are right, time rushes by so quickly but it's good reading that you enjoyed relaxing Christmas days.:-)

    I wish you a good and healthy year 2014. May all your dreams and wishes come true.

    Warm greetings from me to you

  10. Dear Olympia, I'm agreeing whole heatedly with your words..They rest with me well...Wishing all those things and more for you and yours!
    Happy of happiest New year, my friend!
    Love Maria x

  11. Dear Olympia,

    what for wonderful words. I hope the same for our children. Their future is very important - we must help them.
    I wish you a happy new year with a lot of funny hours, delicious food and lovely words.
    Be careful of you and your family.
    Stay good in health thats the important thing.

    See you next year again

    Your Bluemchenmama :0)

  12. Dear friend,

    I`m so thankful of your blgfriendship and so sorry that I haven`t so much time here in blogworld, so that`s why I haven`t left a message so often, even if I have visited here. But I want you to know how glad Iam allways your friendship and your kind messages for me, so thank you!!! ♥♥

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!!♥

  13. A lovely post, Olympia, such beautiful pictures and thoughtful words. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, and look forward to visiting you here in 2014!
    Helen xx

  14. Dear Olympia, I'm glad you enjoyed your Christmas. Lovely pics. I wish you and your family a happy new year 2014!

  15. Dear Olympia,

    Your post is full of beauty and thoughtfulness. The blessing you've given at the end of it expresses wise sentiments.

    Wishing you the health you're praying for and plenty of joy,

  16. Dearest Olympia,
    It was such a joy for meeting you as a great blogger. This is after all much better than reading ANY magazine. Personal contact, however virtually but still it affects us a lot more.
    We too had a quiet Christmas at home with only a great Christmas dinner at Ristorante da Maria, followed by Mass at 23:00 o'clock. That was it and besides that, we are only the two of us here in the USA. We made phone calls on Christmas Day with The Netherlands.
    Yesterday I proudly finished a mega job; scanning finally the last of our slides and now I have them all digital. So happy with that. For 2014 I HOPE to manage scanning all photos and doing away with lots of albums. Space saving and far better for keeping them. By country, by year and by event.
    We wish you and your loved ones a year in good health; our biggest treasure in life.
    May it be a peaceful and happy year with family and friends.
    Happy 2014 to you dear friend!

  17. Beautiful thoughts as we close the old year and begin the new, Olympia. Taking time to look back on what we cherish and relaxing with family while we make new plans is so important. You bring beauty and kindness to our lives - wishing you and your loved ones beauty and kindness in return this new year.

    A hug
    Karen xo

  18. Happy New Year Olympia! That TIN BOX with the flowers is so pretty and unique. I always smile at your pictures. Yes, children in this world should be always heard and always be appreciated.

    My wish for you in the new year is peace and joy. I am looking forward to seeing more of your sweet posts.


  19. Dear Olympia. Thank your for your beautiful wishes and I really hope you will have a prosperous and peaceful 2014 . Your beautiful photos are a witness of pure relax and coziness in the heart of the family. Wish you all the best. xx

  20. Dear Olympia, I wish you a great New Year. Greetings Petra.

  21. Happy new year, Olympia! I wish you the best! Love from Unn :)

  22. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year too.
    Sarah x

  23. A lovely, restful post. Happy New Year to you and your family, Olympia.

  24. Dear Olympia,
    Happy New Year! Wishing you and yours a beautiful and bright 2014!!
    Warm greetings,

  25. Happy New Year, Olympia!

    A beautiful array of cozy comfort and delicious treats to ring in the new year. Hope it is filled with health and happiness.


  26. Dear Olympia,

    Lovely post you have shared and beautiful photos.
    Happy New Year and wishing you a wonderful 2014, with good health, happiness and blessings.
    It has been great getting to know you through your blog and thanks for all you share.

  27. Wonderful post! Happy New Year! New Follower!

  28. Olympia,
    These are beautiful & encouraging words. I have enjoyed getting to know you through your beautiful blog these last few months. I wish you and your family the best of everything in the new year!


  29. Happy 2014 to you dear blogfriend
    Hugs from

  30. A Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Olympia! Glad to hear you and your family had a good Christmas. Looking forward to your blogposts of beautiful Greece in the months to come.

    Madelief x

  31. Happy 2014 Olympia! So warm and wonderful it sounds like your Christmas was! Glad to hear it. Good wishes to you and your family in the coming year as well!

  32. I enjoyed your pictures Olympia ! Thank you and Happy and Healthy New Year to you !

  33. How nice your new year have been. I wish you a very
    good year in 2014, Olympia, and will follow your beautiful blog
    in year to come. :)

  34. Dear Olympia,
    thanks for your marvelous photos and your good wishes!
    Have a happy, bright and blessed New Year, too!
    I wish you that many of your dreams will come true in 2014!
    Best greetings, Siret

  35. Dearest Olympia,

    this is a wonderful New-Years-post!
    And I am happy that you and your family got time to take a deep breath and to have time for each other!

    Warm hugs to you and a
    ╠╣‹(•¿•)›..H A P P Y
    ╠╣..(█)... N E W
    ╠╣.../ I .... Y E A R


  36. Dear Olympia,

    Thoughtful and gentle! Such a touching post. I wish you good health, peace, and much joy in the year to come. I look forward to visiting you regularly too.

    Warmest wishes,


  37. What a lovely post ... and a very happy new year to you too! M x

  38. Lovely pictures... food looks great, glad you had a warm and cozy Christmas. Wishing you a wonderful 2014...

  39. Great photos Dear :)


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