Thursday, 24 December 2009

Giraffe Greetings of the Season!


Giraffe Greetings of the Season!
To all my dear bloggy friends, may you have a nextra special holiday! Thank you so much for your treasured friendship throughout the year and your wonderful blogs.
Much love from Raph, Maureen and all of us at Necky Knoll House!

43 comments:

Rosemary said...

Raph, Maureen and all at Necky Knoll House, Season's Greeting from your Earthbound blog friend. Giraffe world is a joy to read . Thanks so much for a fun year......

Cloudia said...

Raph: You have become a true friend this year. I am counting my blessings!

Keep broadcasting your aloha vision t us here on Earth, and perhaps some day we'll all live an enchanted life as you and your dear ones do.

Thank you!

Aloha, Friend!
Happy Holidays


Comfort Spiral

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Rosemary. I'm so glad you enjoy reading about our nexploits! Have a wonderful holiday time, and I look forward to reading more of your lovely blog in 2010!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Cloudia, thank you so much, dear friend - you are a real blessing too! Enchanted days and Happy Holidays to you!

Heather said...

What a lovely Christmassy picture you have for us on this post Raph. I do hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Is Girth doing the catering? If so, you and Maureen can have a well earned rest.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Heather. Yes, Girth is doing the catering - hooray - we're doing the eating! And of course, we're all singing!

Have a wonderful Christmas, and I look forward to seeing more of your lovely textile creations throughout 2010!

The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

Right back at you my friend...
Three Cheers for the past and for the up coming the future.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Greetings, Adventurous Art Teacher - yes, three cheers, and here's to a nextraordinary 2010!

Kayla coo said...

A very Merry Necky Christmas to you and your family.xx

Barbara Martin said...

Raph, Maureen and all of you at Necky Knoll HOuse, have a wonderful and exciting time over the holidays. Perhaps once all the partying is done you could take some time to tell us what delectable goodies you ate. I'm sure Girth won't mind letting a few of his secret cookings out.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Kayla coo! Wishing you a nextra special Christmas too!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Barbara, I'm sure Girth would be delighted to share some of his recipes! Today we've been eating our special midwinter aniseed biscuits, which are delicious!

Have a lovely holiday time Barbara, we're all raising our glasses to you!

devonellington said...

All best wishes to you and yours for a lovely holiday season and a wonderful new DECADE where you turn all your dreams into reality.

chris hale said...

Raph, a very happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hello, Devonellington and thank you! Giraffe greetings to you and best wishes for the season - and ooh yes, a new decade!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hail, oh Wordsmith of Middenshire and thank you! Best wishes for the holiday season and looking forward to more of your great blog in the New Year!

olivia said...

Best wishes of the season to you as well! It's been such a pleasure visiting Necky Knoll House, and looking forward to further adventures in the coming year ... :D

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Olivia! You are always most welcome at Necky Knoll House - if you can ever get through the Secret Portal behind the Intergalactic Cacti you must have tea with us!

All the best for the New Year, and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful photos.

willow said...

Raph, I hope you and yours are enjoying the holiday season! Warm wishes for a wonderful 2010. ~xx

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Willow, thank you! And may all at Willow Manor have a nexcellent 2010!

Lauren said...

What a great picture! I love the wreath! Happy Holidays to you and yours and much health and happiness in the new year :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Lauren. May your holidays also be full of happiness, and wishing you success in the following of your dreams for the New Year!

Coastcard said...

What a nextra special n(e)Xmas card!

Jen Chandler said...

Ralph,

It's been far too long since I've taken a romp through Giraffe World! I do hope you had a very merry Christmas! Here's to a great new year to you and yours.

Jen

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Coastcard, thank you! Glad you like our n(e)Xmas card, and I wish you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Jen. I hope you enjoyed your romp through our world, which is nice and snowy at present. You're welcome to call in for a nice mug of hot chocolate and some giraffitude cake at Necky Knoll House! Happy New Year to you too!

Lyn said...

Always a special treat to read your blog, better all the time..couldn't be happier to have found you!!
Best wishes for the New Year, to all, family and loved ones...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Lyn - I'm really honoured! It is a real pleasure to know you too and to visit your lovely blog. All the best for the New Year - may it be nextra special for you!

Arija said...

By the lovely photo with snow, it must be cold where you all are.
In contrast, we are wearing neckst to nothing in our sweltering heat and threat of wildfires.

I do hope your neckst year will be a little more relaxed as I know many of us love escaping to your neck of the woods.

Do pop the corks on a few neckspensive bottles of champagne to welcome in a most delightful, delicius an delirious new decade.
May you all be safe and healthy, happy and successful.

Whatever you ae doing, enjoy it fo the fullest dear friend!

Hugs to you all, Arija

RuneE said...

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all the giraffes of the different worlds!!

May your necks never stop growing...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you so much, dear Arija! We raise our glasses to you in a toast for the New Year - we have no neckspensive champagne, but are drinking lovely banana liqueur, which is sweet and syrupy!

What a lovely way you describe the new decade - we'll stick our necks out for that!

I'm always honoured that so many like to escape to our neck of the woods - you are most welcome and I look forward to seeing more of you in 2010. A safe happy healthy and successful year to you too dear friend! Stick your neck out for your dreams!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

RuneE, thank you! All the family and friends send their greetings and best wishes for 2010, and I look forward to seeing many more of your glorious photos! Happy New Year!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Happy New Year to all giraffes and humans!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Crafty Green Poet - and Happy New Year to all humans and giraffes ... I believe you have giraffes up in Edinburgh?

acornmoon said...

Happy New Year to all who live in Necky Knoll House. May your year be nextra special.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Acornmoon! A nextra special 2010 to you and all your loved ones too!

Derrick said...

Hello Raph and Happy New Year!

Thanks for popping in with your good wishes. I have just been taking a few moments visiting some of Ingrid's art sites as well as the pop-up Christmas card explanations on Sylvan Muse; all very beautiful and mind boggling! Her art is always magical. Please send her my best wishes too. I look forward to seeing much more of you all in 2010.

Choices said...

Just catching up on all my favorite blogs. I hope your whole familly had a wonderful holiday season. I have so enjoy reading about your world and I look foward to more in the new year.
Happy New Year!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Happy New Year, Choices, and thank you! I'm glad you like our world - you are most welcome to visit, and we have some fun nexcursions planned for 2010!

Petra said...

Raph, your motto encouraging us to stick our necks out for our dreams and your girrafe's challenges are so motivating! May your dreams come true in 2010... Wishing you and your family a wonderful year. :-)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Petra. I'm glad to be motivating and motivated too! We've got all kinds of necky dreams for the year ahead.

I wish you a wonderful 2010 for you and your family and look forward to reading more of your lovely blog too!

bindu said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Raph. Looking forward to more of your pictures this year.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Bindu. I think this is going to be a nexciting year!

Wishing you a very happy 2010 also, and I look forward to visiting your beautiful blog throughout the year.