Monday, 6 August 2012

Holiday Overview

How to sum up a holiday without boring you senseless? Well, I am going to do it in as few words as possible and as many photos as I can. Brace yourself. Here is the fast forward version of our Summer Holiday 2012.

It was all about down time, beach time...


... avoiding the rain time. One direction you looked it would be sunny and cheerful, the other black clouds threatened. Unfortunately all too often in the first few days those clouds were headed towards us, not away.



It was about time with their uncle, on the beach, in the playground, in his workshop and with his rabbit - Humphrey.


It was about still being young enough to love a good playground.


There was some crafty time for me. Not a lot but I did get 95 hexies basted. And played with my Summersville too. So did the girls - play with my Summersville that is. I shall get photos of their efforts at another time and update you to how far I got with mine. Oh, and a new book, and some Vintage Modern found in the most old fashioned quilt shop I have been into in a long time. Think copious amounts of flannel, batiks and civil war prints and try not to shudder.


It was about me finally falling for Instagram. I blame Laura Jane personally. But she was right, I do love it. Lots more to figure out on it and most likely won't use it quite so much now that I am home and in a routine again, but it is good fun. I can be found at canadianabroad there, in case you get curious.


It was a great holiday. There was lots more stuff but, come on, I can't tell you every moment. Just that we had fun. And that we have the perfect cure when you go blue after being in the North Sea too long. Oh, and we went to the most amazing castle. But more on that another day. That castle deserves a post of its own.


Susan

26 comments:

  1. Might just be down time for you, but looks very exciting from the other side of the world! Glad you had a good break.

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  2. Looks great!
    And you have Mandy's book - yay!

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  3. Looks like you had a fabulous time. And that hot chocolate looks delicious

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  4. Brilliant photos! Emily is clearly nuts... I thought the north sea was punishment! Hope the little beauty is a normal colour now...

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  5. Great post and fab pictures - loving those hexies.

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  6. I don't think one is ever too old for a good playground! Nothing like a bit of frostbite during an English summer! LOL!

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  7. It looks like you had an amazing time - love the pics!!

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  8. Happy to be held responsible for pushing yet another social media platform on you :o) Looks like you had a great trip!

    P.s. Twitter next!

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  9. That looks like a lot of fun, glad you all had a chance to enjoy it.

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  10. Well, that looks just super! I'm so glad you guys had a great time and I'm super glad that you're back. Fab photos!

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  11. Love Vintage Modern! Looks like a brill time was had by all! Great pics Suz! Jxo

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  12. Ah, the picture speaks a thousand words! And what wonderful pictures they are :). Perfect! Glad you're back though :) x

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  13. looks like you all had a great time lovely photos you can feel the north sea shivers :))))

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  14. Lots of lovely Northumbrian photos - love them!!!

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  15. The north sea, even in summer, are you QUITE mad?! Welcome home :o)

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  16. So glad you had a good time away - loving all those big smiles in the pics! How to have fun while you are turning blue with cold, love it!

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  17. It looks so lovely - some great photos and memories there. Good to have you back but slightly sad as I thought I got you in to Instagram. Now my bubble has been burst!

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  18. what great moments you've captured on film - do i see, dare i say it, scrapbooking in your future!!!

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  19. Looks like you all had fun!
    Love what you are doing with Summersville! What's your plan for it?

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  20. This photo montage says it all, you had a marvelous vacation and I even like the cloudy photos!

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  21. Looks like such a fun holiday!

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  22. Welcome back, looks like a fun time, but that water must be so cold!
    Love your hexies.

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  23. I have to admit I was going to give the holiday photos a miss - but your opening gambit hooked me and I ended up laughing! You do have a good time with your girls don't you? Well, most of the time..........

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