Anticipating anticipation – Weekly Photo Challenge

Is it possible to anticipate anticipation?  I like to think so.

With summer holidays upon us and family members from near and afar preparing to gather, I am anticipating the anticipation of us all being together again for the first time in over a year. I love spending time with my family 🙂  My three grown up girls make me laugh as they vie for attention and try to out-do each other as if they were 10 years old again.

I’m anticipating lots of laughter in the next week 🙂

These gorgeous flowers were given to me as a farewell gift during the week. It’s been a pretty awful week if I’m honest and these beauties managed to make me smile. The buds continue to open so the arrangement just keeps getting better!

LIly 3

I’m anticipating more buds opening.

Lily 1

Here are a few words I penned in honour of this week’s photo challenge Anticipation.

Anticipating a new world order

less conflict

happier days

more time to be

more running

less angst

more love.

I’m anticipating a better year ahead!

Lily 2

I’m anticipating much more time to blog next year and look forward to reading and visiting your blogs.

All the best to my readers and followers for the holiday season ahead – I sincerely value your support and friendship. I love interacting with those of you who visit, ‘like’ and leave comments on my posts.  Please know that it’s very much appreciated.

May your dreams come true and your anticipations live up to your expectations!

Deb xx

About me – I am now a lady of leisure as my job was made redundant after a career of 22 years teaching in a correctional centre.  I finished yesterday.  Very mixed emotions and although I knew it was coming it has still been very hard. I suppose I’m grieving in a way.  It will take me a while to come to terms with it all but I am anticipating a whole new world opening up.

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  1. What lovely flowers. I hope,you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas together. Keep on blogging!

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  2. Hi Deb. I’m so sorry for how you’re feeling after the redundancy. You know I believe as you do that it’s the wrong decision. It seems like you’ve had a “good” farewell with your colleagues, your flowers are beautiful. I love your words on anticipation for 2017. I share them with you, and I sincerely hope to come back to blogging. I’ve really missed this community. Merry Christmas to you and yours x.

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  3. Hope and optimism are powerful weapons as we look with anticipation to the new year. I too want to believe that 2017 will be a kinder year. Merry Christmas and best wishes!

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  4. I love those vibrant colours. I’ll be thinking of you as you tackle The next stage. Time with your daughters will cushion the initial blow and hopefully you can ease yourself into a new life in the new year. And I share your hopes for a better 2017 for the whole world. If only!

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  5. I love the optimism in your post Deb even though I’m sure this must be a difficult time. All the very best to you and your family for a very happy Christmas and an exciting year ahead. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you this year. 🎄

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  6. Deb – This abrupt change in your life must be hard but as I read more about you, I know you are up to the challenge. Here’s to a wonderful year full of new and exciting discoveries and challenges – a year of self discovery and growth, of more time for doing what you love to do.

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  7. great info,great pics,love the flowers.😆

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  8. wishing you and your family all the best for the new year.😊

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