Sunday, 5 June 2011

It's been a while

In fact I have been away for two months and it is a little unreal being back home again. I had hoped to be able to blog along the way but it never worked out. So I decided to give you a quick photographic summary of my trip in this post

Our trip started in South Africa. We spent most of our time in Cape Town and surrounding areas. The Cape is a beautiful part of the world.


Here is one of the many examples of the beautiful Cape Dutch architecture.


Hout Bay is a lovely fishing village and where you can find the best fish and chips!

On to Holland where we had hoped to see the tulip fields. Unfortunately for us the summer came early to Holland and the tulips were over. We did still manage to see some magnificent tulips when we went to Keukenhof.








We went for many walks in beautiful woods like this one. And where I managed to pick up a tick!

Then we had a brief visit to Germany. Here we went to the magnificent Rhododendron Park in Bremen.



And finally we had a few days in Denmark where we saw quaint villages



and loved picturesque Copenhagen.



Along the way I also managed to acquire some yarn. Most of my acquisitions were thanks to Weaverannie. She and her husband treated us to a wonderful day. They showed us that they live in one of the most beautiful parts of Holland. And here you can see where she provided us with an opportunity to indulge ourselves. I found gorgeous yarn and Bruce found some lovely embroideries. Thank you again Annie!

Some knitting did take place but more of that next time.

7 comments:

Valli said...

Welcome home!!..missed you - love the pics :-)

Mary said...

Welcome home! So sorry to hear about picking up the tick, they are not fun, but it looks like the rest of your trip was beautiful to make up. I am happy to see you blogging again!!

Cybèle said...

Nice to see you back Amanda! Didn't realise you'd been to Europe - and Holland! I'm there myself right now :-) (and would you believe I've never been to the Keukenhof?!)

T. said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to see some of the yarn and the knitting.

Annie said...

Good to see you've arrived back home safely, Amada! We sure loved having you here.

lunaticraft said...

WOW! What an amazing trip. Ticks of course are not so fun, but the rest of it sounds beyond heavenly.

Lupie said...

So many beautiful photos to dream with! Some day I will see some of these places.