Happy New Year -2015

Happy New Year!

It is hard to believe Christmas has come and gone and we are already into 2015. Christmas this year we decided to go home and managed to keep it a secret. My parents were shocked and super surprised. Christmas was lots of good food and New Years Eve was more of the same. New years Day we were on a crowded flight back to Shanghai.

2015 will bring lots of changes, new things and last times… we decided not renew our work contract. We hope to see some new things and places as we embark on the last 6 months living abroad in Shanghai. There will also be many last times to savor and enjoy as we say good-bye to our adopted home.


This image is fitting as it is moving forward and looking back… our time of transition. As we ponder our time here and hold onto wonderful adventures and memories and move forward to our next chapter of unknowns. Let another adventure begin!

What are your plans for 2015?

Stay tuned…

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15 thoughts on “Happy New Year -2015

  1. How exciting, your family must have been over the moon when you turned up. Now we’ll have to wait and see if you move home or to some different foreign climes!

    • They were pretty excited…. my dad in shock at first, my mom in disbelief.
      Lots of options to consider as to the next adventure… hubby wants to work and allow me some time off to consider things. We’ll see… Opportunities always have a way of popping up at the right time. It is an exciting time to think about all the possibilities. πŸ™‚

  2. Love, love, love this photo CTB!!! And you’re right, it’s PERFECT for looking back while moving forward. So glad you got home for the holidays, I’m sure your family was thrilled to see you – what a wonderful surprise. Looking forward to hearing what happens next!

    • Hi Tina. They were very surprised. We were also surprised to hear that my brother got engaged and they are expecting a baby. Maybe my new adventures will be just being an Auntie for awhile πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your compliments. I love to see the changing gardens and what pops up here all the time.
      Best wishes to you and hubby for 2015!

  3. Happy New Year (with lots of adventures)!

  4. I’m glad you had such a wonderful holiday and can’t wait to read where you will reside in 2015. Myself, 2015 will bring my first romance novel into print.

    • Wow that is exciting! I have often thought about writing children’s books once I come home. Not an easy racket to break into, but maybe something to consider when I get home and I don’t have a job straight away. Good luck with the novel. Will it be for sale on line?

      • Hong Kong Treasure will be available in both print and ebook format from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. The ebook should be out some time later this month and the print available Chinese New Year (Feb 19, 2015). Updates will be on romancebyddominikwickles.wordpress.com

  5. Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!

    • And to you as well. Sorry for the late reply… just found this in my spam folder 😦
      Happy New Year -better late than never. πŸ˜‰

  6. That is a cool dragon sculpture! I really like it. Happy New Year to you, CT! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Amy. I spotted that near the tourist area on the Pudong side where the Pearl Tower and big mall is. It must have been for year of the dragon. (The pic was from 2012).

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