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23 December 2010

Peace, joy and goodwill

A change of plans at the last minute so no ginger beer was made yesterday.  I'm sorry that I can't follow this through with you but if you go here to an old post of mine, you'll see how to finish it off.  Make sure you have signs of fermentation before you bottle it and remember, you can add as much or as little sugar as you desire.  Served cold, it's a delicious drink.

I'm taking a few days off to spend with my family, and to rest.  I want to thank you all for your visits throughout the year and for the thoughtful and helpful comments you made.  A really beautiful feeling has been created around this blog and I have you all to thank for it.  When I come here to post or moderate comments it's like visiting a village full of friendly faces.  I have made a lot of friends through this blog and I'm grateful for that because we are all changed for the better by good friends.  

So whether you celebrate a Christian Christmas, a secular holiday, the winter|summer solstice or the many golden moments that come our way at this time of year, I hope you enjoy yourself and the people who are part of your life.  I wish you all peace, joy and goodwill and I hope you'll join me back here soon.



55 comments:

  1. I hope your holidays are the best! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  2. Hope you have the nicest break with your family and I will be looking forward to more Rhonda wisdom in 2011. All the best to all your readers as well.

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  3. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year Rhonda. I still enjoy reading your blog every day and gain much from your wise words. Thank you. I look forward to it all continuing next year.

    Patricia (Gold Coast)

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  4. Merry Christmas Rhonda & Hanno and family,
    Thank you for being a lovely part of my blogging world - I enjoy your blog so much.

    Warmest wishes,
    Joolz

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  5. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and all the best for the New Year 2011! Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues
    Jahr! Thank you for all you do.

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  6. Have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful New Year! I've just started reading your blog on a regular basis and love it!

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  7. Merriest Christmas to you Rhonda and to Hanno as well!

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  8. May your Christmas be filled with as much joy as you have brought to your faithful blog followers! Be safe and happy til we hear from you again. Thank you for the inspiration and thought you have brought into my life over the past 18 months.

    Janet in Alberta, Canada

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  9. Merry Christmas Rhonda and Hanno from our house to yours. Please give The Lovely Alice special pats from me.

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  10. Maggie says for Alice to tell Rhonda & Hanno to have a lovely Christmas and rest from the wonderful blog as she devours her holiday doggy bone & hoof.

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  11. Dear Rhonda,

    all the best wishes, many, many thanks for all the good advices and I wish you all peace of the world, to you and your family. And yes! Ofcourse I will join you back here soon!

    Lovely greets from Holland!

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  12. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you too :-)

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  13. Nadolig llawen, as they say here in my part of Wales ("Merry Christmas" - or literally translated, Christmas Merry!!)

    Enjoy your break with your family.

    I pop in daily, so will miss your posts.

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  14. Merry Christmas Rhonda to you and all your family. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  15. Merry Christmas Rhonda, and thank you for your wisdom and kind words over the past year.

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  16. Warmest wishes for christmas and the New Year, Rhonda. Many thanks for all the wonderful posts. I look forward to reading you again in 2011!

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  17. Enjoy the break Rhonda.
    And the same good wishes go to all the readers spread around the four corners of the globe.
    Looking forward to all meeting up in 2011.

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  18. Merry Christmas from Canada, Rhonda! :)

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  19. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope you have a restful and rejuvinating break and enjoy the time with your family. I'm sure that you will.

    well, I will miss you while you take your break but will loook forward to your return.

    Happy Holidays!

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  20. A very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year to you and Hanno and your family. Your blog is a highlight of my day and I look forward to the new year of posts.

    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  21. Merry Christmas to you too! And many more of them to come. I hope that you have a nice, relaxing time with your family. ^_^

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  22. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Rhonda! Thanks for everything you do to encourage others.
    Have a good rest.

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  23. Rhonda,
    Have a great break. We'll miss you for the new few days. I hope your holidays are wonderful and filled with lots of love and warmth.
    -Colleen

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  24. Merry Christmas, Rhonda! May you have a lovely holiday with your family!

    Kristina

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  25. Warmest of greatings for this joyful season, from a chilli Britain. Many thanks for your inspirations throughout this last year. Have a Happy New Year and we shall read and comment on your fabulous blog throughout the next year. XXXXX Happy Christmas to you both and your loved ones!!!

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  26. Merry Christmas Rhonda. May you and your family have a peaceful and restful time together.

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  27. I hope the time with your family is precious, Rhonda. Peace and Blessings to you and yours.

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  28. Happy Solstice!
    Blessings,
    kristin

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  29. Merry Christmas for you and for the ones you love!! Have a prosperous and healthy New Year! Hugs, Daniëlle

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  30. A village full of friendly faces. What a lovely way to put it!

    Wishing you and your family a very warm and relaxing Christmas.

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  31. Have a lovely peaceful Christmas Rhonda. Thank you for another year of thoughtful blogs. Penny Lxxxx

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  32. Happy Holidays to you and Hanno! i really enjoy your blog and I am looking forward to reading your book when it comes out.
    wishing you the best,
    Tanya.

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  33. Have a Blessed and Peaceful Christmas with your family.
    Yvette
    Oregon

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  34. Enjoy your family time, Rhonda Jean! Blessings to you and yours. You deserve the best.

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  35. Enjoy your family time, Rhonda Jean! Blessings to you and yours. You deserve the best.

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  36. Best wishes to you too, Rhonda, enjoy your break.

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  37. Merry Christmas Rhonda & Hanno. Enjoy the rest & time with your family & know that you are very much appreciated here in the blog world. Pat from New Hampshire

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  38. Merry Christmas to you, Hanno and your family xxx

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  39. Merry Christmas Rhonda and Hanno. Here's to an exciting and fulfilling New Year.

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  40. Merry Christmas to you and Hanno! You're such an inspiring writer!

    Regards,
    Malar

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  41. Merry Christmas! I don't get a chance to comment often but I wanted to today.

    You are a blessing to so many of us and your encouragement to live a simpler lifestyle (as well as so many good how-to's) is so appreciated.

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  42. Have a great Christmas and enjoy the time off!

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  43. Merry Christmas Rhonda, have a wonderful day with your loved ones. love Jenny

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  44. Wishing you the blessing of Christmas and the Joys of the season...Ginny

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  45. Dear Rhonda-Jean Hanno and family
    may the christmas you spend with those you love be sustaing to you all.
    many thanks fro all you do during the year Rhonda much apreciated
    rachel

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  46. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!

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  47. Happy festive season Rhonda and enjoy your time off.
    Dayla

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  48. Merry Christmas to you and your family Rhonda Jean. Sincerely, Emily

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  49. Merry, merry and Happy, happy to you and yours, RJ!! I look forward to reading your book...meantime will be checking in here. many thanks for sharing your gifts!

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  50. Calling in to wish you and Hanno a wonderful Christmas and a Joyous New Year Rhonda!

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  51. Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy some well-deserved time off! Cheers!

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  52. I just re-discovered your blog! My computer crashed and I lost all my bookmarks. I subscribed so I wouldn't miss anything anymore : )

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