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Monday, January 20, 2020

Year Of The Rat

Grrr!!! One more "doong doong doong chiang, doong doong doong chiang. doong chiang doong chiang" and I will go bonkers! My ears are blasted with loud, jaunty Chinese New Year music everywhere I go!!

Just when you think that the new year festivities are over and routine is finally restored, the Chinese New Year is just a week away! That means another round of preparations and 15 days of continuous feasting and festivities!

2020 is the Year Of The Rat.

Good news for those of us who have had a bad start to 2020 – you get a second chance for a do over!


Let's hope that The Year Of The Rat is a wonderful year ahead for all!

Happy Chinese New Year, pallies!

51 comments:

Sandee said...

I love second chances. How fun.

Have a fabulous day and week and a very happy Chinese New Year. ♥

Crownandcottage said...

Life is a party Veronica! Hurray, I love second chances too!

camdandusler said...

I wish You have a great year 😊

Thelma said...

Happy Chinese New Year. I was born Year Of the Pig. Thelma.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Happy Year of the Rat to everyone.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year! It’s hard for me to believe it would be a good thing to be born in a Year of The Rat! Are there good things associated with that sign? P

Hena Tayeb said...

I think I was born in the year of the Rat.. it always sounds so unappealing to me :(

betty said...

Happy Chinese New Year!! I'm not sure I would want to be born in the year of the rat, LOL. All I can think of is vermin :)

betty

Stewart M said...

If you cant beat them, join them - buy a bell!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Phil Slade said...

We don't have a Chinese community near us so Chinese New Year will pass without us noticing. Like you say, one New Year a year is enough.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

I like that rat so cute

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Chinese New Year even makes rats cute

EricaSta said...

...thank you for your nice comment.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

italiafinlandia said...

All the best to you too, Veronica!
Enjoy your celebrations.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Suzy said...

Happy New Year! and beautiful color in your photo.

likeschocolate said...

We started our celebrations this past weekend. Happy Chinese New Year!

stevebethere said...

Nice celebration post I wil take my second chance heheh!

Have a rattastic week Veronica :-)

junieper2/jesh StG said...

Since my son worked at one time in China, I know what a big deal New year is! What are the important mile stones (or characteristics) in this year, do you know? Oh, and I also learned that red is a positive color, not one of alarm like in the Western world. You gave us a great image!Many thanks for sharing your new Year with All Seasons, and have a grand first week.

betty-NZ said...

I've never seen such cute rats! I hope you enjoy the celebration :)

It's delightful to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

My Corner of the World

Paspii said...

I´d like to have second chance, nice that it´s possible.

Happy Year of Rat from Rooster!

riitta k said...

A joyful photo!

My Era said...

Those rats look amazing!
I'm all in for second chances after a bumpy start of 2020.
Happy 2020 to you :)

Sandee said...

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

handmade by amalia said...

NOT a fan of rats as a rule but this yellow ones are very sweet. Happy New Rat Year.
Amalia
xo

NCSue said...

Glad to know we have a chance for a do-over - t2020 has been challenging so far!
Great photo - thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-tour-of-holy-name-of-jesus-cathedral.html

XmasDolly said...

Hello Girlfriend, Here I am! How are you? Doing fine here, but boy is it cold. brrrrrrrrrrr Can I come by you and stay until winter is over??? ~hehehe~ Boy, wouldn't that be nice? We'd probably have so much fun together. Well, it's grocery shopping day here so I gotta fly! Love your pics and the meeces as my daughter says! I LOVE MEECES TO PIECES! hahahaha Have a great day my friend! HUGS Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!!!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It looks very colourful, and I love the rat in glasses!
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Natalie said...

Happy Lunar New Year, Veronica! Enjoy the festivities.

Mellie said...

Happy New Year, Veronica!

songbird's crazy world said...

Happy Lunar New Year

Linda said...

Happy Rat Year, I mean New Year!

Gattina said...

Just heard in the news that the New Year's festivities will be or are cancelled due to this strange flu or whatever it is ! I hope they won't cancel it here in Brussels, I love to see the parade !

yonosoymillenium said...

la imagen es una monada, me encanta

Sharon said...

I always love new starts! Every day, we begin again. Today I was out walking under a lovely sunrise -- new day, new possibilities!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in the year ahead!

Amy Johnson said...

That is good news! Fun post!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy Chinese New Year. I hope the Year of the Rat is a good year too. Cute image. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

windowtothebeauty said...

I saw a lot of really nice make-up collections celebrating the year of the rat :D Regards:**

Life Images by Jill said...

Sadly I missed any of the Chinese New Year celebrations that may have been going on down town. I like the Lion & dragon dances. Today is Australia Day so I am off to an Aussie BBQ very soon. Have a great week and thank you for visiting my blog last week.

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Kelly Steel said...

Happy Chinese New Year!

Jill said...

Happy New Year! And love the colorful photo!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

We spent a wonderful Chinese New Year in Hawaii, not even aware that it coincided with our visit to a relative there. Such a festive event! The next morning you could cut the air with a knife, there was so much smoke from the fireworks.

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Esha M Dutta said...

Beautiful bright and colourful! I remember the celebrations that they would hold when we lived in Manchester especially during the Chinese New Year. And who doesn;t love a second chance. I certainly would, if I had one.

Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year! Happy 2020. Thank you for sharing this post and joining our weekly blog hop.

Cheers,
Esha

Lori @ The Candid Cover said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Sounds like an epic time. :)

An Apel a Day said...

At least they look super cute! I like how well lit up the one in the back is.

Natasha said...

Hello Sweetheart,

Gong Xi Fa Cai!


My older poppet informed me the other day, that it was the Year of the Rat. And I'm a Rat from the Chinese Zodiac. I'm kinda chuffed, as I'm hoping it's going to be a good year for me. Even the younger poppet is a Rat. :)

Can imagine those irritating jingle-jangles. Experienced a whole big bunch of that when we lived in Singapore. The red and golden colours would get to me, but then the spirit was infectious, as were the happy vibes of celebration.

May your Year of the Rat be truly blessed.

Lots of love and hugs xoxo

Sharon Wagner said...

Happy rat to you as well!

dee Nambiar said...

Such a festive sight.
Have a great year ahead, Veronica. :)

Cristina - Memories of the Pacific said...

Happy Year of the Rat, Veronica :)