2012: Its a Wrap!

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A special wish to all my readers for a happy and prosperous 2013.

Thank you, for your encouragement and comments throughout this past year.

2012 has bought me many wonderful memories and unforgettable moments as well as some fantastic times writing on this blog.

I write, from my holiday porch tucked away in the beautiful Alpine Valley of Victoria.   My view is a panorama of stunning Australian bushland.  Around me birds sing, frogs croak in the nearby pond and the sun sets for the very last time this year casting its shadowy veil across the fabulous landscape.

Could there be a more perfect time to ponder and reflect upon the past events and delights that this past year has brought?   And a fitting time to hope with optimism and confidence of what awaits in the New Year!

To wrap up this years selection of posts; I present the
Top 5 Posts of 2012

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Princess Mary Style Roundup: 2012

Presenting a round-up of the Crown Princess of Denmark’s most stylish and elegant ensembles of 2012.

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Queen Elizabeth II: the epitome of sophistication and style

In anticipation of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee Celebrations in June this post celebrations one of Britain’s glamorous and sophisticated royals.

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How to Develop Poise

In response to my biggest Google search, ‘how to develop poise’ this post brings you answers to the compelling question.

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Words of Wisdom No. 12

In celebration of February the 5th, Valentines Day.  This special post focused on the special someone in our lives.

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My Top 5 (not-so-secret) Secrets to Weight Control

My personal tips and hints on how to keep that weight at a balanced level and create a happier, healthier you!

Wherever you are at home or abroad enjoying the holiday season, I wish you a truly wonderful year ahead!

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New Year’s Resolutions. . . January in Review

Can you believe the first month of 2012 is almost over?  How time is flying!
As we step into a new month, I’ve decided to take a look back and review the goals I set at the end of 2011.  Have you followed through with your resolutions with as much enthusiasm and energy as you did when you put them to paper?

I’ll be honest and say that I’m glad there is another 11 months left to the year to keep improving and progressing with the commitments I set as I definitely need it!

If you’re feeling that you’ve not progress as much as you’d have wished in the last 30 days don’t feel discouraged. . .

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.

Here’s a look back at January’s posts on Grace & Poise with the first month of the year being our highest rated with over 7,660 hits!

❤  Etiquette Refresher: How to eat Soup

  Words of Wisdom #9

  The Brilliance of List Making

  Bad Manners – the Biggest Problem Facing Society?

  Introducing the Elegance Round-up

❤  Elegance Round-up #1

  Words of Wisdom #10

❤   Happiness – it’s Your Responsibility

  Words of Wisdom #11

A very big, warm thank you to all our lovely readers who have joined us in the new year!