Merry Christmas, 2013

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas.

May you have a day filled with peace, love and joy.

Here’s the photo I printed on my Christmas cards.  It could have been better but finding five minutes where three children and two dogs were under the same roof was challenging.

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Best wishes of the season and I look forward to sharing more of the Hotly Spiced journey with you in 2013.  Thanks for following.

Merry Christmas, love Charlie xx


  1. Merry Christmas, Charlie! Look forward to catching up in 2014! xx

  2. Merry Christmas Charlie! We loved reading all about your family in the card. And thank you for the spiced cherry chutney, we used it for Christmas lunch! 😀

  3. Merry Christmas Charlie! I love the photo!! Have a great holiday and a fabulous 2014!

  4. Merry Christmas to you all. Have a great 2014.

  5. Merry Christmas, dear Charlie! Very glad I know you. x

  6. It’s a beautiful photo! Merry Christmas to your family!

  7. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Lovely photo Charlie. Happy Xmas to you too.

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family Charlie Louie!

  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Charlie! The photo is very nice! Every has a great smile and looks so happy! 🙂

  11. Merry Christmas thanks for the great blog over the years. Happy New Year

  12. Merry Christmas dear Charlie… This is wonderful photograph. Blessing Them all. Thank you, love, nia

  13. Merry Christmas to you. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts in the new year. GG

  14. It’s a great picture!! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too. 🙂

  15. Phyllis Ryan says:

    I have enjoyed the past year, and look forward to 2014. Merry Christmas.

  16. Beautiful card! Merry, merry Christmas!!!

  17. Lovely photo. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  18. Goodness, Charlie! What a great photo! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, full of laughter and good times.

  19. Merry Christmas to you and your family Charlie!

    Michael 🙂

  20. Gorgeous photo Charlie. Merry Christmas to you all.

  21. And a very merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous family too Charlie! I hope you had a wonderful time, and can catch up with Archie today as well 🙂 x

  22. Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures in the new year. XO.

  23. Merry Christmas to all 7 of you Charlie! Hope you had a wonderful day. xx

  24. G’day! Merry Post Christmas to you and your family Charlie!
    Hope 2014 is the best year ever!
    Cheers! Joanne

  25. A most blessed Christmas to you and your family, Charlie!

    I love the photo and I’ve enjoyed following your posts. You always entertain and make me smile.

  26. Wishing you and your (beautiful, entertaining!) family a very, very happy Christmas Charlie. Your photo looks gorgeous to me!

  27. That is such a nice photo my friend – Merry Christmas to you and your family and have an amazing New Years 😀

    Happy Holidays

  28. You too Charlie hope there was enough teenagers at your place to celebrate

  29. Much love from our house to yours!

  30. Beautiful photograph! I have really enjoyed reading your posts this year, it was a lucky discovery to come across your blog. Thank you and wishing you and your family all the best for 2014.

  31. And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours as well Charlie!!! See you in 2014!

  32. What a gorgeous photo–but then again, you have gorgeous children! And dogs. oxox

  33. Belated Christmas greetings, Charlie. I think your photo is wonderful! Life isn’t always “picture perfect” and it captures the spontaneity of corralling everybody while you can. 🙂 Wishing you & your family a joyous New Year!

  34. Merry (very belated) Christmas to you and your family, Charlie! This is an absolutely gorgeous pic…your kids all look great!

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