Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

Happy New Year!

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

I seem to have neglected my Polish friends lately.  I subscribe to a Polish Language blog, courtesy of my lovely Australian friend, Meg (who has twin half-Polish grandchildren).  I hope they won’t mind if I share with you a snippet from yesterday’s post.

Niech Nowy Rok zabłyśnie dla Was tęczy kolorami
I rozsypie się nad głowami szczęście i uśmiechów moc
I niech zostanie na 12 miesięcy z Wami
Nie tylko w tę Sylwestrową noc.

May the New Year shine for you in rainbow colors
And may happiness and the power of smiles scatter over your heads
And let it stay for 12 months with you
Not only on New Year’s Eve.

Such an international world we now live in!  I’ll leave you with a few fireworks from Sydney- arguably the best display in the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the London spectacular tonight.

From our house to yours, wishing you all a healthy, happy New Year, full of love.


  1. What wonderful words! Those will certainly stick with me as I navigate my way through 2016, And that video of SYDNYE captures the event perfectly! May your 2016 be filled with Peace, Joy, and Love.


  2. Changing the video sounds like too much trouble. Leave it as a test to see who is paying attention.

    Oh, we saw Star Wars a few days ago and I had the same reaction. What I loved best was how, the minute it started, it felt like Star Wars. I read later that Lucas deliberately filmed it with minimal cgi and used real locations and models etc instead so it would have the same look as the original movies.
    Ribs are good. Collapsed lung has completely recovered. Still some way to go (not driving yet) but I’m sleeping in bed at last. 🙂


  3. Love the Polish blessing. But I’m confused by the label on that video. How could it be highlights of the 2016 Sydney fireworks when they hadn’t even had them at the time of you posting? Besides, I’ve now seen the 2016 fireworks and they didn’t look like that. 😛

    I don’t mind fireworks but I think they’ve got out of hand. Last night’s ones from Sydney went on twice as long as my attention wanted them to. Couldn’t help thinking they could cut the budget by half, still have a spectacular (but shorter) display and use the rest of the money for something more substantial.

    Happy New Year to you, Jo! 🙂


    1. I agree on all counts, H 🙂 There – I’ve started the New Year being agreeable. Let’s see if I can last a day 🙂 🙂
      Having very little sense of time, I went looking for your fireworks a few hours before they were due. I used the video knowing it was last year’s footage, but it was a good show. I suppose I could now substitute this year’s video, but most people who are going to do so have already seen my post (and I love to confuse an Aussie or two 🙂 What was I saying about being nice?) And yes, Jude made the same point- how many hungry kids could it feed? We are one mixed up crazy world! Last night in Europe many would have been fearful at attending such a gathering. The ‘what ifs’ are like a movie thriller trailer. And ending on a happy note- I went to see Star Wars last night and I LOVED it! Happy New Year, sweetheart 🙂 How are the ribs?


      1. Thanks for making my morning with your comment in my post – huge joy you sent my way and truly the best way to start the new year! So here is to one awesome year!! 😎😎😎

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  4. Let the happiness stay for twelve months and way beyond darling, what a lovely poem.When are you off to Poland next, I hope not in winter? I wonder if you are in London or planning on watching the fireworks on tv? Either way enjoy, it will be Jools Holland for me and I’ll raise a glass to you and have a little sip of something if I can stay awake, but I’m such a wuss.
    Anyway, warm loving hugs to you for New Year and 2016 is definitely the year to meet even if just for a day out x ❤ x


    1. London would be exciting but I’m at home, Gilly. 🙂 We finally got to see the Star Wars movie and I loved it! Nice end to the year 🙂 Just cooked spag bol with lots of wine in and settling down to answer ‘you lot’ 🙂 🙂 🙂 Yes, it would be nice if we could make it happen.
      Maybe Easter for a wedding, or otherwise in May. Dad thinks it may be his last trip over there which will be sad. He’s 88 soon! Yes, I’ll raise a glass to you, hon. Jools for us too.


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