Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

It's been a tough year but now it is, at long last,
time to kick up my heels. There is, after all, nothing
like a masked ball in my cousin's little pile up on
the hill to see in the New Year.

Isn't it great what Oil of Ulan will do, you'd never
know I was an inch over seventy!

I digress . . . the Emperor awaits, as does my
beautiful sleigh full of furs . . . my mask, ah, here it is.
Anyway, it's not at all far, just across the valley between
Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanschtein, with the
sleighbells tinkling and the snow glistening in the lamplight.

I am looking forward to seeing Gaelyn host this delightful
event. I do hope Michael doesn't get jealous when she
stands up with my cousin Ludwig.

Oh, Franz Josef is waiting so, see you there!

One of the rare posts where the photos are borrowed from the web.
After all, it is a cyberspace party!

To join in the fun and festivities in the grand ballroom of Neuschwanstein,
just click on the Masked Ball Logo on my side bar and enjoy!

A little problem with lifting the Logo so I am linking straight to Geogypsy instead.


  1. my neice goes to school just under that castle.
    By the way I use that oil as well does everyone end up looking like Hepburn?
    Happy New Year.

  2. Happy New Year, my dearest Arija. Thank you for your wonderful friendship, your wise counsel and loving words. You are my dearest friend. I love you. Tsup!

  3. What a party, thank you! :-)

    A Happy New Year to you, Arija,
    filled with health and happiness
    for you and your loved ones,
    warm wishes,

  4. Happy and Healthy 2012 to you and yours:-)

  5. Aroma, what a wonderful way to end the year and usher in a new one, which hopefully will be wonderful and better for all. It has been enjoyable reading your blog postings. Thanks so vy much for posting to our blog as well. Looking forward to seeing you in 2012. Happy New Year and enjoy!

  6. here's to a new year that is full of wonderful surprises!
    Have fun at the ball.

  7. Oh, looks like great way of celebrating a new year :0) Have a Happy New Year ! :0)

  8. ha ha! a smidge over 70!? well, you are a beauty from everything i've seen here!

    may 2012 bring you blessings and less pain, dear arija! i have so enjoyed 'meeting' you this year. :) i do hope 2012 will be kind to most...

  9. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Arija. May 2012 be wonderful for you!

  10. Arija, I want some of that Oil! You look beautiful. It was such a fun party. Glad you could come. Sorry about the image problem. Gypsy's aren't very internet savvy you know.

    Happy New Year!

  11. Aonderful post to read Arija..
    Enjoy yourself and as I write this five hours before 2012 I think you will already be there..

    Big hugs Andrew xx

  12. Lovely, Arija. I can hardly imagine that I actually visited this place with my parents when I was just 15 yrs old. Enjoy the ball! You'll love the inside - it's just like in a fairy-tale. Now that I am writing this, you down under have already entered 1012, but still safely in bed. Hope it will be a good one for you and for all of us! Happy New Year!

  13. Is is tomorrow or yesterday down there? I can never remember? Just stopped in to wish you a wonderful 2012.

  14. A marvelous party for sure. I'm so jealous not to be able to attend, but I can dream.
    Thank you Arija for all your friendship and wise words this past year. I hope the best for you in the new year full of great happiness, much love, and good health.

  15. Wow, sounds like fun. Sounds like I am a bit late to the party, but happy New Year anyways! I hope you all dance the night away! I'll be flying high through the sky on my winged horse!

  16. It's Hogwarts! No but seriously awesome photos! Beautiful!


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