Thursday, 21 January 2016

Four Years of Festive Face-Time



AND ...




... 192 EXPRESSIONS IN (TECHNI) COLOUR




... Hip-shaking, back-breaking, friendship-making

Arts, Crafts, Collage & Montage-Memories



... coupled with poetry, floetry,

fabulous flamboyancy, fabrics & gems!


AND THERE'S MORE TO THIS SHIMMYING STORY YET

EARNEST THANKS to all who joined me then ...& to those HERE with me now, at the Palace in 2016! Let's make it fancy, schmancy, romancy ... & keep the colour & conviviality alive. 'OUR' story of sister-hood, solace & shared, common interest ... continues without bounds :)

With love & smoochies for my divinities, 
to whom I am completely beholden, 
Rani Xx


IF YOU HAVEN'T, AND WOULD LIKE TO, YOU CAN FOLLOW MY PALACE ANTICS BY SUBSCRIBING TO THIS BLOG ... OR CONNECT WITH ME ON TWITTER, I SHALL LEAVE A CANDLE BURNING.
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#All writing/designs/'OneRoseOneRuby'products & photos (of Facebook-Past) by Rani.Cee

51 comments:

  1. Hey gorgeous shimmier! What a feast for the eyes. Thank Christ you kept this, wouldnt seem right to not be able to see all your glorious art. I have to say fb life is pretty dull without you Rani. Please blog often so we your divinitis can be awed and inspired. Miss you and your magic. Ange xx

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    1. Couldn't possibly be with you there!
      Miss you too doobie-do :(
      Thanks for your love & these generous words.
      Smoooosh Xx

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  2. So wonderful Rani and even
    if your name wasn't onhere I already know this is your handywork. You have an unique way with language, it adds beauty to life and makes me smile. Very happy to see ths awesome display. I love your photography, smooches and warm heart

    Noelia

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    1. Thank you Noelia! Lovely to see you ... & heartening to know.
      Sending you a tight hug Xx

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  3. Ooo the memories! I will never forget your greetings in spices and farewell poem. Who could even think up such things? Our Rani of course. Are you enjoying facebook retirement darling? You and your sparkle are very missed but I'm so happy to see your brilliance here. The colour and beauty rocks on xo Mags

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    1. You have a wonderful memory petunia, & indeed, were part of many of them!
      Luvs ya river deep & mountain high.
      Thanks for everything Xx

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  4. Stunning! Just like the princess. Great to see you blogging babe and sharing your limitless talents.
    Adore this and you.
    Tracy xoxoxoxo

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    1. Was thinking of you & your baaabies ... it put a smile on my dial and shimmy in my step!!
      Thank you dear for visiting me Xx

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  5. Dear, sweetest Rani come back. Arh this, so many standouts but my eyes go to the one of you on the swing - just want to give you a hug. I love that photo. We didn't get to see many of your beautiful face but I feel like I have known you all my life. Your kindness and bubbly personality brighten the world.
    Thanks for remembering the sisterhood. Big love to you shimmy queen. Toni

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    1. I reserve my freshest Canoodles for you darling Toni!
      Precious, kind & sincere is how I've come to know you.
      Thank you for these lovely words Xx

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  6. Looks fabulous and you are a sweetie pie !!! Not to mentiioning so much creative energy in one lady
    A@mazing@ x Shilpa


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    1. And you are a sugar-cube! :)
      Thanks Shilpa. Hope you're doing good.
      Luv the way you wrote amazing ... such flair! Xx

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  7. You are too fantastic. Your collages and gorge creations were amazing to look at. Your words, just divine! Thank goodness we can visit you here Rani. Love your attitude to life and the way you so easily balance fun with the meaningful things. I think you are the epitome of beauty, style and humbleness. Love your work and you heaps. Chelle

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    1. I'm touched! So much thanks divinity.
      You know 'sweets' & sweetness are my weakness ...you win the prize.
      Love & all good things to you Xx

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  8. Very colorful Rani. Your too cool and clever for fb anyway.
    Full admiration! Wanna see more of your smarts cos your the real thing. Can't teach that stuff, it's just who you are. No bakavaas here.

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    1. Arre sorry. From Darvin xxxxxxxx

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    2. Tehe I love a two-part commentary & above everything, the Anglo-Desi-Lingo!
      Mr James says 'arre' too. Makes me break out the shoulder shimmies.
      Cheers to you my friend (& yes, there's no bs here ... though bakavaas is the tastier word!) Xx

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  9. Smart, funny and Über-beautiful. Don't ever change
    Hugs .. Annie xx

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    1. The very helpful umlaut let's me know which divine Annie-gal I'm speaking to!
      Big thanks Annie.A (for Austria). You be forever fab and feisty my love Xx

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  10. Woohoo you return!!!!!!! feel lucky to know a princess from India.
    I love this candle Rani mm {how nice of you to keep it burning :)} Still can't believe your gorgeous page is gone. Iave missed your abundant wisdom and beautiful voice a lot. Need a smooosh too. But you are happy and free, probably styl'n on your bike Lol!
    Waiting for the next post prettiest girl :) :) Carli xxx

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    1. So kind of you Carlina! I miss you too and will give you a little 'dinky' on my bike next time. Must love streamers, reflective helmets and bread-basket out front.
      Thank you presh for the visit & beautiful comment Xx

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  11. Hey, hey, nice to see your memories are here for us all to see again! Lots of love, Anne xx

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    1. Sweet Anne I love seeing your little face here and am worshiping from afar!
      Thanks for Palace-Walking down memory lane with me. Love & smoochies

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  12. You have an otherworldly qaulity. I love it. Your palace is a very nice place Rani with stunningly beautiful images and ideas. - Margrite

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    1. Dear Margrite, have been meaning to get back to you & have now messaged you. Thanks so much for joining my palace and leaving all your gorgeous comments. Really appreciate your interest & always thrilled to become acquainted with a kind heart.

      Warmest Wishes
      Rani.Cee Xx

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  13. Exceptional beauty - the lady, and her work.
    Congrats on dumping the time waster Rani. Lead you legend!
    xxx Julian

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    1. I value my time AND yours. Thank you for taking & making some for me Julian!
      You know I loved your piece in the onion & gushed all the way to the bottom of the page, teeehee! You are the legend Xx

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    2. Ah thanks Angel. What an epic read! You always say the best, nicest things and yes to seeing that amazingly beautiful face -at last ! C'mon show us more of your drop-dead gorgeous Indian beauty. Just saying

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  14. Rani Cee muah! The colours are gorgeous, your products are gorgeous, your posts, what else . eh YOU ARE SOOO GORGEOUS.

    Thanks for being a woman's woman and making us all smile and just feel better about life
    Amanda

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    1. To be a 'woman's woman', is, in my view, the highest, most sweetest compliment. I thank you for this & wear the badge proudly.
      Without you marvelous people, my palace would be a mere monologue ... & God made diaries for that.

      Cheers divinity. My heart will burst in 5, 4, 3, ... Xx

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  15. Everything is so lovely. And I miss your amazing posts and talents Rani. Have just subscribed xx Love, hot pants. The name you baptized me haha!

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    1. Hehe such a nice surprise and of course there's only one set of honest-to-heaven, bona-fide 'hot-pants'! Thank you for subscribing & leaving your beautiful comment.
      Love, Rani sugar-boots Xx

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  16. That's my girl!
    Colourful, generous _ crazy intelligent, I could go on
    All heart n soul honey and your stunning face, I need to see more of. Over facebook, love you on here.
    Your a lady for realz with so much joy and eloquence. Miss you. OX Pen

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    1. Stahhpp! I'll take the 'lady' bit ... still working on the rest!
      Appreciate your kindness and palace visits s.o.d. Smoooosh Xx

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  17. You're still here, phew. Thanks for replying, read your DM and lol'd all the way HAHAHA you. Loved it and this Rani. Thankful for your beauty, vibrance and wisdom, gorgeous one. Smoochies from the North xxxx

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    1. Thank you dear heart. Means so much!!
      I gleefully accept your cool northern canoodle & raise you a summery smooch from the south Xx

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  18. Sisterhood and solace, oh rani I just love that! You are truly an absolutely beautiful girl, exterior and interior. Keep us posted Maharani.
    XX Marion

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    1. As are you ... & I'm so glad we met! All my love & thanks Xx

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  19. Gorgeous blog full of colour. I don't use facebook either.

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  20. - Mitch.G
    Love you little miss giggles and missing you madly! Your beautiful page had everything - something for everyone and you exotic queen, have the biggest heart and are so gifted. Lovely to see all this again

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  21. Omg you disappeared so I came lookingfor you! But why my pretty? You are so loved and admired. One of the few the reasons I enjoyed fb. Never braggy, lame or fake, which was a godsend. YOU are a godsend,a special, gentle human being Rani. The world need more classy Rani's like you. I really love your stunning creations and thoughtful posts. Sending you an email now

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    1. Received with love & this too is soooo sweet!! Xx

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  22. My Rani, the sweetest. You know how i feel about you.
    Miss your wit, intellect and delicate beauty - aah that exquisite face and smile! Makes me happy thinking of you. Hope all's good. Forever devoted to mpw and you brilliant Queen. Love, Becsxx

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    1. Thank you Rebeca & sorry for this devilishly late response! Have sent a heavenly mail your way Xx

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  23. Hello dear Rani, cheered beyond measure to see this glorious photo display of memories past. It brings brightness to this cold and murky February morn. Shall sit and ogle them all and feel my dosha glow to golden. With so much love Janette xxxxx

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    1. Hehe, love your divine, dosha glow & only too happy to bask in it!
      Thank you for dropping in Xx

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  24. The Royal beauty. Grace and good taste. Speaking of you Rani!!!
    So blessed with gifts.

    Nazrina (Narz)

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    1. Too kind!
      Love & hugs to you Nazrina. I think that is such a pretty name Xx

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  25. Miss your beautiful face and charm my gorgeous one. No one is as sunny, smart wonderful cool as you. Not know you left FB, but can understand why. My superstar! Al xoxoxoxox

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#Thanks for bringing some extra sparkle & cheer to the Palace today. I'm delighted to read your comments (& Shimmying too!!!)