Hello at last. Today we are half way on our holiday so I guess things will speed up from here on in. Life has been very hectic and very wonderful. The week cycling in Italy was fabulous even though we got drenched on the first leg from Venice to Chioggia. Now I know why there are so many canals in Venice!!! I was thinking, so much for sunny Italy!! After that it was hot and sunny for the rest of the week and we enjoyed every minute - well maybe not the two big hills which were on the last day! The long freewheel down into Florence made up for the long WALK up the hills before. We took the train back from Florence to Venice which only took 2 hours! I don't know what we had been messing about at. It took us a week!LOL We had an extra day in Venice before and after the cycling so there was plenty of time for us to wander around all the alleys exploring. I did buy a beautiful Venetian glass necklace which I love.
So now we are back in the UK - the SUNNY UK- I have to say. The weather has been great. We have had a couple of country walks from our log cabin but really not had much time for that so far what with catching up with family and friends etc. Last Friday I went to a lunch which was a reunion of 'girls' from my year at grammar school. It was fabulous. I hadn't seen these girls (except one) since 1964 when I left school. There were 14 of us. I had been very nervous before hand but it was just like we had seen each other last week! Then on the Sunday the same group had a BBQ with partners included this time. We had so much fun together. They always have a get together on the first Friday in March every year. Next March we are going to try to link up via SKYPE which will be great.
On the Saturday between the two reunions we went to a big craft fair at Newbury racecourse. We have been several times before so I knew I would enjoy it, which needless to say I did. Wall to wall craft supplies - it doesn't get any better than that does it? Of course I had to buy one or two things - as you do! So what a fabulous weekend. It's Thursday now and I think I have just about come down to earth with my feet touching the ground once again.
I have been watching Create and Craft TV this morning (and a few other mornings as well) and have seen a few new ideas, so my notebook is filling up ready for action when we get back. It's a good job we don't have Create and Craft TV in NZ or I would never get anything done. It is on EVERY morning!!!
Well this afternoon we are out visiting (again), a meal with a friend tomorrow night, I think Saturday is free at the moment, out all day with friends on Sunday, meal with my nephew and family on Monday night and off down to Brighton on the south coast to spend a few days with another nephew of mine on Tuesday. So as I said at the beginning life is very hectic but very wonderful.
I thought I was smart before we left putting by Picassa onto the laptop so I could show you the odd photo. Ha ha - I forgot to load my camera software onto the laptop too!!! Duh!!! So sorry no photos. Maybe you're glad about that???? I did get some good photos at the craft fair so maybe I'll get to share those with you when I get back. Am I suffering withdrawal symptoms? Well Harold keeps taking me to craft shops to stave off the worst of it and I did make a beautiful camellia flower last evening. I have also been writing class instructions on the odd evening when we have been at 'home'.
I hope you are all well and enjoying life and that I haven't bored you silly with my ramblings. Take care and as always thanks for looking at my blog.