Friday, August 27, 2010

Blowing hot and cold

Cannot quite believe it's been so long. I used to blog every day. Oh those were the days before I discovered ravelry I suppose! (And before a puppy arrived in our house who likes 2 hours of walks every day)

Anyway, as you may have noticed, we have now returned from our holidays. We are very lucky - 2 different places in 2 weeks. And how different!

This picture is taken of my 2 boys on Barmouth beach (that's up in North Wales). Miraculously the sun was almost shining so they wanted to make the most of it and go for a paddle. Insane children. This is the Irish Sea and it's bloody freezing. They did not manage it for long!

But what a difference a few days can make. Well, a few days and a lot of miles! Warm water, clear sea, golden sand. Bliss! My feet enjoyed the cool water as they had just been burnt on the red hot sand - please note cool water, not bloody freezing water.

This is a rare moment when all of us had our picture taken together - we went on a boat trip to view the grottoes around the coastline of Lagos in Portugal. It was lovely.

Last holiday picture now - me and the boys at Sagres Fort. Unsure if I have ever been quite so hot in all my life than I was up there. Mr Stressy thought it would be a good idea to walk round the perimeter of the fort. Incredibly steep cliffs surround this place, a couple of buildings and very little else. Hot and to be quite honest it would have been a bit boring, were it not for the beautiful views of that turquoise sea. (Marit, please note the bag I'm carrying - it went everywhere with me).

The Portuguese people are so fantastic - really, really friendly and very helpful - and best of all, they speak brilliant English. We want to go back again.

Knitting did happen, but not very much. I fell out with Nutkin and I remain fallen out with it. But more on that another day. Now I'm sleepy and am heading off to bed.

6 comments:

trash said...

That really is from one extreme to the other! Get you with the cute red toes and tanned pins. Obvious someone left the country.

quinn said...

Looks like a lovely family holiday - Mr. Stressy looks quite relaxed! Will you have to change his name?

I loved spending time in Portugal a few years ago. Wish it was a bit closer - I'd go back for another visit.

dottycookie said...

Now listen, Mrs Stashbasket, it's not on showing us sunny pictures and fab legs. Those of us with stumpy pins who have spent a soggy summer here in the UK are bound to become envious ;-)

Glad you had a lovely summer!

marit said...

Looks like a lovely holiday! I'm rather envious of that sun..haven't had too much of it around here...
So nice to see a picture of you too:-)

wonderwoman said...

quite a contrast! Loving the painted toenails!!!

xx

picperfic said...

woh...lovely legs Michaela...!! ooks like a wonderful place to visit, maybe when it cools down a bit! Enjoyed the happy photos of you all together too :)