Sunday, 17 July 2011

A few holiday pics ....


My distinct lack of blogging over the past couple of weeks has been because I've been away on holiday.  The suitcases have now been unpacked, the washing has been done and most of the huge mountain of ironing has almost been cleared.  At least I still have my tan, for the time being.

As I have no crafting at all to show, I thought that I would share a few of my holiday pics of sunny Cyprus.  We had to endure (!) temperatures in the top 30's C so frequently had to cool off in the pool or with a delicious cocktail or two!  It was our 3rd visit to the same hotel and on arrival in our room, had a bottle of wine waiting for us with a "welcome back" message - which I though was a lovely gesture. 

Here's my youngest son, with a new hairstyle - in the form of a strategically placed palm tree!


We had powercuts due to a terrible explosion that occured in Limassol while we were there and so all air conditioning had to be turned off for 2 days to conserve energy, in order for the hospitals and emergency services to have power.  Because it was so incredibally hot, we took a trip out to sea on a traditional Greek fishing boat - that was just about the only place where there was any breeze.  The boat stopped for swimming near Cape Greco - I braved it and had a swim, although I didn't dare snorkel because I may just have seen how deep the water actually was.


There are always lots of stray cats in Cyprus and there was a litter of adorable kittens who lived around the hotel gardens.  We had to buy cat food so that we could feed them ....


If I could have sneaked them in my suitcase, I would have brought them all home with me.


Time to get the brochures to look for where to go next year now! 

Hopefully I may now get time to do a bit of crafting tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,

Amanda



3 comments:

Doreen said...

Welcome back Amanda,looks like you had a fab time.xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Glad you had a fabulous holiday sweetie. It is good to see you back with us though. The place where you stayed looks divine.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Gaynor said...

aaah, those kittens are so cute, I love photo's that are funny, I have one somewhere and it looks like my hubby has the sun in his hands. It's the little things lol. Glad you had a good time. Gaynor x