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Monday, 15 August 2011

Jo, world explorer

It's a hectic summer for me, and both my crafting and my blogging have really suffered. I won't bore you with all the details, but will tell the story of the last few months in photos...

In June we had the most amazingly relaxing break in Spain. Check out the view from the villa...


In July we went on holiday in Belgium. First we visited Brugges and lots of WWI cemeteries:



Then we volunteered on a WWI excavation - my area was investigating a German dug out and trenches:



I had a mad turnaround at home on 30/31 July. I managed to take my TUSAL photo, and a progress photo of the Classic Pooh birth sampler - but failed to find time to post them. Not that I was doing any stitching on my travels - in fact for the first time ever (practically) I left my needles at home...



I had about 20 hours at home before I headed off again - this time for a work-related trip to Pretoria, South Africa. The work was intense and busy, but I made up for it with 2 intense days of sight seeing, one in Pretoria at the museums, but one day at the Lion and Rhino park:




Best of all they had an animal creche... this was the most amazing experience ever...



It's been a tiring but truly amazing summer :)

Now I'm trying to get back into life at home, work, housework - and some stitching!

5 comments:

Shebafudge said...

Wow Jo, what an amazing summer you have had! The animal creche must have been fab, what an experience. Any more travel plans or is it back to stitching now?

joeyannecrafts said...

Wow, some amazing experiences - the animal creche looks fantastic! (I'm a little bit obsessed with tigers at the moment and am stitching the Regal Tiger kit).

I did the same Pooh sampler as you for a friend of mine - she loved it. Hope you enjoy stitching it as much as I did :)

geeky Heather said...

I'm so jealous of you in the creche with those (little) big cats!

We loved Brugge when we visited there! It's hard to take a bad picture, it's so picturesque, right??

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Aw, the little kitties are so darn cute! Looks like you had a most wonderful summer - your photos are gorgeous, and it was really fun to read your travelogue :)

Giovanna said...

Sounds like a great summer! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.