Monday, January 02, 2017

The First Morning

So this is the first post of the year. I've been blogging for a little while and I know exactly what I'm supposed to do : I have to write a post about all the projects I completed last year and I need to create a list of all the projects I'll show you in 2017...

C'est le premier article de l'année et je blogue depuis assez longtemps pour savoir ce que l'on attend de moi : un récapitulatif des projets de l'année passée et une liste de ce que je prévois pour l'année à venir...

This is not happening.

Oui... mais non !

Last year wasn't as productive as usual... I have accomplished a few minor things, but none are finished. I hope to show you some later, but I'm not making any promises.

L'année écoulée n'a pas été aussi productive que les précédentes et si j'ai bricolé par-ci par-là, rien n'est fini. Je vais essayer d'avancer, mais je ne promets rien.

Candid picture of the living-room on the first day of 2017.
 
Oh, about promises and such: I have no resolution for 2017... and no plan! I'll follow along where life and health take me. 

Tiens, en parlant de promesses : je n'en fais aucune pour 2017. Pas de projets, pas d'impératifs, pas de bonnes (ni de mauvaises) résolutions. Je suivrai juste le chemin que la vie me propose...

First breakfast of 2017.

So, exactly, why am I writing a post to say that I have no project and that nothing special is happening in the New Year? To say a huge thank you to all of you for being such faithful readers and to wish you all the best in 2017!

Mais, alors pourquoi est-ce que j'écris un article pour expliquer que je n'ai rien à dire ? Pour vous adresser un immense merci pour votre fidélité à ce petit blog et pour vous souhaiter le meilleur pour 2017 !

 
See you next time!

A la prochaine fois!




55 comments:

  1. May 2017 be a healthy and happy year for you.

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  2. I don't make resolutions either, Magali. Happy New Year!!

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  3. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!AriadnefromGreece!

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  4. happy new year to you - no resolutions here either - just finish things started and make more!

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  5. Dear Magali:
    Happy New Year to you as well! Loved the journey and the path you have been on!

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  6. Suivre le chemin que la vie propose? : Je crois que c'est cela la meilleure résolution!👏👍
    Tous mes voeux les meilleurs pour une Bonne et Heureuse Année 2017!✨☀️
    De tout coeur!

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  7. Wonderful post! I can relate to your post! Lovely journey and posts and any projects and updates are always enjoyed. Happy New Year 2017!

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    1. For some reason I didn't get your comment in my inbox, but I just found it there and I'd like to thank you for taking the time to write it. Wishing you all the best for the new year!

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  8. I like your non-plan of going with the flow.

    Have a great 2017!

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  9. Dear Magali,

    you don´t need to have or show projects to lead a life, that is both happy and full of meaning.

    A happy and prosperous new year to you, the cats and cottage! May you all enjoy being alive and together in 2017!
    Yours Sarah

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  10. Although the post are not frequent, I enjoy reading about your adventure in making over this little cottage. You live in such a beautiful area that I hope to visit some day. Keep posting. Happy New Year and all the best in 2017.

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    1. Thank you so much for this comment. I'll try and keep posting... That might be my only new year resolution!

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  11. Bonne année Magali, les Réveillons seul, ne sont pas forcément les pires. :D

    Bises

    Caroline de Bleu-Nordique.

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    1. J'ai adoré mon petit réveillon tranquille et pour une fois, je ne me suis pas inquiétée de la route du retour et d'y rencontrer des voitures conduites par des gens ayant bu!

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  12. Happy New Year Magali, anything you post is all good, especially the travels, love them. You were so busy the last several years making Mr. Cottage your home with your kitties. Take care of you this year, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Oh, you'll be happy to know that I've been marking travel pictures all evening and I hope to write the post next weekend! Thanks for always taking the time to comment, it makes me very happy to read notes from my readers!

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  13. Wishing you, your kitties and the cottage a very happy and blessed New Year!

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  14. I wish you and cottage all the best in the new year, and wherever "it" takes you, that's where you are! I didn't make any resolutions, but I have ideas and plans. All I can do is move forward and see what I can get accomplished.

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  15. I so understand about not being completely done with a project, poem or photography goal! But we take these things in stride because in order to produce in a healthy way, it TAKES TIME. May you continue to have success in all your goals dearest Magali!

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  16. Happy New Year Magali, and may it be a healthy, happy one!

    xxx

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  17. Très très bonne année, Magali. Du calme, de la joie, de la douceur, un soupçon de gentils imprévus, des élèves motivés... et enfin un peu plus de temps pour toi ! Bisous

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  18. Happy New Year! I will be here to see where this new year takes you!! It is fun to read about your every day things, to go on walks with you to see places I might never get to see (I'm in the US) and to see your projects, big and small, with cottage. So keep em coming! xoxo

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    1. Theresa,
      Thank you so much for your comment. A new post where I'm taking you on armchair travel will up tomorrow. I hope you'll enjoy it!
      Magali

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  19. Mille Vœux de Bonheur pour cette Nouvelle Année 2017, qu'elle t'apporte le Meilleur du Meilleur & bien plus encore. Que ta santé soit aussi bonne que possible & que l'amour que te portent tes chats soit indéfectible.
    Mille bisous d'Amitié. Babette

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  20. coucou Magali, tant que tu reviens nous raconter ce que la vie t'offre alors moi ça me va
    tu as toujours des choses à nous dire et des histoires à nous offrir
    Passe une très belle semaine
    @ bientôt

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  21. Happy New Year!!..the first paragraph put a smile on my face..i hope 2017 finds you feeling the best you have in forever..and i'm happy to see you in my inbox whenever you show up..

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  22. Happy New Year Magali. Wishing you great health, happiness and unexpected joy for the new year. Thank you for sharing your sweet friendship this past year in blogland. I look forward to sharing more in the new year.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  23. Happy new year to you as well. I never make resolutions at all. But I have made plans to enjoy seeing a few new sights here in Oregon as my health permits. I am hopeful.

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  24. J'aime beaucoup votre blog, vos chats, et Cottage.J'espère que 2017 vous apportera bonheur, prospérité et santé. Surtout la santé. Bonne et heureuse année

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    1. Un immense merci d'avoir laissé ce message qui me va droit au cœur. Que votre année soit douce et paisible !

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  25. Oh, I believe we're on the same page, Magali. I love your "no-plan" approach. It leaves each day wide open to new possibilities. All the best in 2017. I look forward to following you on your journey. (But not in a stalking kind of following. LOL) Hugs, Nancy

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  26. Your no-plan sounds like mine, no-plans! I will make plans as I go enjoying each and every day! All the best to you and cottage and of course the sweet felines.........Look forward to more of our visits in 2017. Happy New Year Magali!

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  27. Happy New Year to You, Magali....I have enjoyed your blog so much. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne! I was delighted to find your blog this year as well!

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  28. Happy New Year, lovely Magali! I truly hope 2017 is filled to the brim with adventure, love, joy, and sweet blessings.

    Hugs to you!

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  29. It always brings a little lift in my spirits when I see that I've gotten an email from you. You're so refreshing and real. It just does my heart good to see what you're up to. I even send some of your posts on to my husband and daughter because I know they'd love them so much--the ones where you take us on a tour around your area. I hope you have a fabulous 2017 filled with good health and happiness.

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  30. I am like you-no resolutions. I do get the organizing bug each year though. Here's to a very Happy New Year and good health too! Looking forward to your adventures in 2017.

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  31. Cozy pics of your charming little white house on the seaside.

    Happy New Year to you! All the best for 2017!

    Poppy

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  32. Magali gracias por tu Blog. y que 2017 traiga salud y felicidad a tu vida.;)...nelly

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  33. I'm with you on your non-plan which sounds like a good plan to me! Doing so releases all the stress of it all. After our remodel from hell I want NO stress and NO major projects for a long time. Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year....

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  34. Wishing the same to you, Magali! May it be a year of good health, prosperity, love and world peace!

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  35. I'm one of the rascals that always drops by but seldom comments. Why? If there are already a lot of comments then my comment just seems redundant. But do want to take this chance to say I love visiting your blog and traveling your beautiful area with you, and of course I love seeing your improvements to your lovely cottage. Thanks so much for the pleasure you provide your readers and the lovely sights you share of your countryside.

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    1. Well, thank you very much for taking thetime to leave me a note today. I really appreciate your feedback!

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  36. Happy New Year to you, Cottage, and the kitties! Wishing you all the best in 2017, especially good health!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. May 2017 be a joyful year for you!

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  37. Belle année au Cottage ! petites joies, grands bonheurs et tout le meilleur ! monique59

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  38. Happy New Year Magali! I've been a bit quiet on the commenting front so wishing you well for 2017 now xxx

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