A Merry Christmas to All

by Jacqueline on December 23, 2012

Christmas Reindeer with illuminated horns

Christmas Reindeer in the IFC Mall, Hong Kong

I always find this time of year arrives far too quickly. Even though the shops stock their Christmas goodies well in advance and give you ample notice, I still find myself running about last minute trying to organise Christmas gifts. As I sit writing this on 23rd December, I still haven’t decided what we are eating on Christmas Day! I’m sure it will work out well in the end (*fingers crossed*)

You won’t find any recipes in this post but just a short note to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and warm wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts, make comments and converse with me over the last few months. It’s been such a pleasure .

We’ll be spending Christmas in Hong Kong and I thought I would leave you with some photos of how the Christmas scene currently looks.

Although we don’t have snow, the Shopping Malls are tastefully decorated in Christmas and Winter themes.

Snowflakes, snowlifts and log cabin on display at The Landmark, Hong Kong

A Wintry Scene at The Landmark, Hong Kong

Snowflakes at The Landmark, Hong Kong

Snowflakes and snowlifts at The Landmark, Hong Kong

Mannequins in IFC Mall, Hong Kong

Massive Armchairs in IFC – Questionable whether it is Christmas related but I still loved it!

Cinderella’s slipper in Block of Glass at The Landmark, Hong Kong

Last Sunday we spent the afternoon on the beach and the temperature soared to a whopping 24°C. These photos set the scene today, a still rather pleasant 15°C and a deserted beach!

Christmas in Hong Kong

Discovery Bay, Hong Kong – Beach life is very quiet at the moment!

And the Christmas flowers are out in full bloom!

Christmas Flowers are in Full Bloom

Christmas Flowers are in Full Bloom

What are your plans for Christmas cooking on the big day? I’m sure they are more defined than mine :-)

I’ve seen countless, delicious, mouthwatering recipes for Christmas from the blogosphere so I am sure you are all in for a treat!

I’ll return to blogging in the New Year, until then, have a wonderful time over the Festive Season.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karen December 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Merry Christmas Jacqueline and thanks for your friendship throughout 2012, it was wonderful to finally meet you at FBC! Karen

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2 Jacqueline December 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Thank you Karen – that means a lot. It was great to meet you too x

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3 Camilla @FabFood4All December 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Have a wonderful Christmas Jacqueline! I’m just baking a ham right now and have sprout and parsnip soup cooking with the stock (bit of an experiment). Christmas day we’ll be having a whole Turkey for the first time so fingers crossed I’ll cook it properly. I’m sure there’ll be something I’ve forgotten but planning is always a loose affair where I’m concerned:-) Love Camilla xxx

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4 Jacqueline December 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Sprout and Parsnip Soup sounds nice – are you adding a wee bit of the baked ham to it too?
I’m sure your Turkey will turn out really well. Happy Christmas to you and your family Camilla xx

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5 Camilla @FabFood4All December 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I had some left over bacon so fried that for a garnish – we’re on the same wavelength though! Have added cream now and it’s delicious:-)

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6 Jacqueline December 24, 2012 at 2:19 am

Ho-ho – WINNING Camilla:-)

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7 Sarah December 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Very tasteful and stylish Christmas decorations you have over in Hong Kong – the winter mountainside looks lovely. Have a wonderful Christmas Jacqueline! It’s been great reading your blog over the last few months – looking forward to more in the new year.

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8 Jacqueline December 24, 2012 at 2:18 am

Thanks Sarah – I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts too;I learn so much about growing and nurturing vegetables and herbs with stunning photographs.
Have a Happy Christmas!

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9 Janice December 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Beautiful photographs of Christmas splendour! I’m sure whatever you make for Christmas dinner will be suitably impressive and delicious. Have a very merry time.

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10 Jacqueline December 24, 2012 at 2:17 am

Thanks Janice! My husband has decided to take the lead and make the starter and main courses ….RESULT! I just have to make dessert. Hope you get a safe sprinkling of snow over Scotland :-)

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11 fiona maclean December 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Looks wonderful jacqueline. We miss you in the UK, but you seem to be having a fabulous time in HK

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12 Jacqueline December 24, 2012 at 2:15 am

Thanks Fiona. This place can be truly amazing! Back in the UK in February. Have a great Christmas!

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13 rebecca December 24, 2012 at 2:38 am

lovely decor like the cats have a lovely christmas in the sun hugs

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14 Jacqueline December 24, 2012 at 2:53 am

Thanks Rebecca! This place looks really stunning when the sun comes out! Happy Holidays :-)

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15 Maggie December 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

The shopping malls look magnificent – enjoy the warm weather.
Happy Christmas and New Year, and I look forward to exchanging comments in 2013!

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16 Jacqueline December 25, 2012 at 5:35 am

Thanks Maggie – Happy Christmas to you too!

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17 Mich Piece of Cake December 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

Dropping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and have a wonderful new year!

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18 Jacqueline December 28, 2012 at 8:08 am

Thanks Michelle – warm wishes for a Happy New Year too :-)

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19 Caroline Taylor - All That I'm Eating December 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Lovely pictures. A very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you too.

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20 Jacqueline December 28, 2012 at 8:08 am

Thanks Caroline – I’m sure 2013 will be a great year for you :-)

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21 Monet December 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Merry Christmas (and happy new year!) What lovely displays and such gorgeous blooms. 2013 snuck up on me…but I’m very excited for all things it will bring. Thank you for sharing all that you do…and thank you for your sweet words on my own blog. They mean so very much!

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22 Jacqueline January 1, 2013 at 5:51 am

Thank you Monet. For sure 2013 will be a very special year for you. Wishing you all the very best and thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog during 2012 x

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23 Karen December 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I just popped over to wish you a very happy New Year! Love Karen xxxx

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24 Jacqueline January 1, 2013 at 5:51 am

Thanks Karen – that is very sweet of you. Hope you are having a great party xx

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25 lisaiscooking January 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Beautiful Christmas flowers, and I love those reindeer in the top photo. Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year!

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26 Jacqueline January 3, 2013 at 3:46 am

Thanks Lisa. We had a tremendous Christmas season. Lots of great food and celebration :-)

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