Sunday, 3 January 2016

Nepalese Prayer Flags - January 3rd 2016


Today I give you something that would probably be more at home half way round the world ... in Nepal.  We were given some Nepalese prayer flags from Simon's sister who travelled there earlier in the year.  We have some in the house as part of our Christmas decorations and these ones are fluttering outside in the wind.

The flags come in sets of five, one each of the following colours from left to right: blue, white, red, green, and yellow and the colours each represent something. Blue for the sky and space, white  for air and wind, red for fire, green for water and yellow for earth.  Prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom with these positive feelings being blown by the wind from the flags across the world.  Ideally the flags should be left to fly as high as possible and whilst I am not sure our washing line in Normandy can compete with the Himalayas in altitude I am hoping they are doing well spreading good feelings far and wide.

Happy New Year everyone and I hope our Nepalese Prayer Flags send some of their good wishes in your direction.



OneDad3Girls

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  1. Happy New Year to you too Rosie, I hope they bring you lots of bookings and a great harvest!

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  2. How lovely! Here's hoping they do spread good wishes, they've certainly put a smile on my face this morning! Happy new year :)

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  3. What a beautiful idea, I hope they send good wishes

    Happy New Year

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thank you for hosting and Happy New Year.

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  4. What a great idea, they're really bright and eye-catching too, happy new year

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  5. I would love some of these for our balcony, not only are they lovely and bright but I like the idea behind them. Great capture. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. They'd look great fluttering in a balcony.

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  6. What a wonderful idea! I have never heard of these!
    Wishing you all the best for 2016 x

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    1. You have now and hopefully they are sending lots of luck your way.

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  7. Happy New Year Rosie. I love the sentiments behind these flags, what a lovely idea. #mysundayphoto

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  8. Happy New Year! I spent a month walking in Nepal before kids and have fond memories of seeing the prayer flags in the villages we walked through.

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    1. Apparently they are everywhere ... including Normandy now LOL

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  9. Happy new year! We have some of these as well - bought after a visit to a tibetan temple in Malaysia. We got some very good news just after putting them up. We can't bring them to our next posting so they are fluttering proudly in our bedroom in my MOther in Law's house! I hope yours bring you good luck in the year ahead!

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    1. Happy New Year to you and thank you. Here's hoping our flags bring good luck to lots of people.

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  10. What a lovely idea! Happy new year to you!

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  11. What lovely things. Happy new year :)

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  12. Hi Rosie, often it is the most simple of things that make us feel positive. In a world where gloom and doom are never to far away, the thought that just five coloured flags can remind us to be more positive. I bet that just watching them flutter on your washing line makes you smile too!

    Wishing you and your family a very positive 2016!

    xx

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    1. It certainly does and I love their colours. There are 10 in total outside and a lot more strung across our front room that we plan to put outside as well.

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  13. What a wonderful idea and I love all the colours - just looking at them is enough to make me feel positive! Hope that 2016 will be a great year for you :-)

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  14. What a wonderful and beautiful idea. I love the colours and the thought behind it.
    Happy new year!

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