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Monday, 24 August 2009

Home again Home again!

Back safe and sound last night from holiday, I've had a lovely relaxing time doing nothing much but reading, a bit of stitching and dipping into the pool to cool off every now and then:-) Just the kind of rest i needed to re-charge my batteries. I'm back to work in the morning, although I'm not really looking forward to it, but as my lottery numbers still haven't been drawn i suppose i will be up at 7am, (sigh).

Here's a little look at the in laws house in Cyprus - i spent my days sitting in the peace and quiet reading my book here

This is the side looking towards the pool
and again looking towards the front
This is where i sat to do a little stitching, it's part shaded so was perfect, believe it or not I've never stitched outdoors before ........
...............but i could get used to it with this setting!
Here's a little glimpse through those trees
Towards the hills...there is actually a proper tarmac road over there now, years ago it was just a dirt road and of course Mark just had to drive over there! it doesn't look much but believe me it is high up and there were boulders everywhere at one point which we had to keep stopping to move out of the road! Below is looking right and towards the sea, although i think it is just about out of view from here.
Although i didn't stitch as often as i would have done at home i did make some progress on MW

The majority of part 2 is complete, although that little critter caused me some trouble! i think i stitched him 3 times before i got him right! the little mystery motif above the squirrel kept us guessing, lol, to my mind now it's stitched it looks like a turtle with something in it's mouth, Stevie thinks it looks like a (tiny) camel, lol. From this photos it just looks like a splodge! I'll take a better one next time and you can see.
I'll save some photos for my next post and just leave you with a couple of Stevie-Leigh for now.
These two were taken at the harbour in Paphos

and eating out one night.
I have been reading your blogs while I've been away but didn't get around to commenting, I'll catch up with you all this week, have a wonderful week and thank you for all your lovely comments, they are truly appreciated :-)

20 comments:

Heather said...

looks like an amazing place to escape the world

Kim B said...

That looks like heaven!

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful place to spend some time! I can understand it would be hard to get back into a routine and go to work after being there.

Kathy said...

It sure looks like you ahd a fabulous holiday. And the setting looks just perfect for relaxing. Beautiful.

CindyMae said...

What a wonderful and peaceful looking place to spend vacation time!

doris said...

Oh, I'm pretty sure I need to be adopted by your in-laws! Your Miss Mary looks lovely, but Stevie-Leigh is the most beautiful.

Branlaadee said...

What a beautiful home! You are so lucky to have spent your vacation there. It sounds like you had a wonderful time...welcome home! And sorry your lottery numbers havent come up yet.

Ginnie said...

Looks a lovely place, glad you had chance to relax and soak up some sun!!!!

Maureen said...

oh that pool looks so inviting - hope your first day back at work wasn't too bad..

Siobhan said...

Oh what a fabulous place that looks to be! Stevie is so pretty, too. Glad you're back safe & sound!

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow!! Your in-laws place looks heavenly! I've never stitched outdoors either, but the spot you chose looked perfect!

Kellie said...

Wow, your in-laws' house looks like a resort. :) Sounds like you had a lovely time. Mary Wigham looks fantastic! I love the colors you are using.

Sherry said...

Wow! What a wonderful and relaxing place to vacation!

mollycaff said...

What fabulous pictures, the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. MW is coming on really well.

Tammy said...

Oh what a glorious home to be enjoying while doing some relaxing and stitching! And the stitching is beautiful!

ivoryspring said...

Welcome back! It looks like you had a fun time vacationing. Your Mary looks absolutely beautiful!

Karan said...

Oh what a fabulous place - just love the decking area, the perfect stitching spot. Good progress on Mary. Hope your first day back at work went well. :0)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous place! And your Mary Wigham is lovely - I am so in love with the color scheme you chose. Wow!!

Meari said...

Your in-laws house is stunning!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.