Thursday, 29 July 2010

Ain't It Great To Be Back Home

Aah, it's good to be back! It's the right sort of holiday which leaves you sorry to go, but happy to be home. We've been away for two weeks - with no internet and, for some of the time, no electricity. A real break. A road trip.

After The Great Caravan Controversy of last year, we travelled sans trailer. Just us, one bag each and plenty of books. We started with a bit of this:


at Hadrian's Wall; and then an afternoon of this:


at Blists Hill Victorian Town. After that we travelled down England for some of this:


and every evening we warmed ourselves by the woodstove in the tent and read til bedtime with the help of this:


There was lots more, too. But right now my Google Reader is stuffed with good things and I need to get busy. Everything you've been making and doing over the past couple of weeks is waiting there ready for me to enjoy. I have new readers to say hello to, so hello and welcome to anyone who has come over from Posie Gets Cozy. Just before I left, Alicia was looking for volunteers to help out with her Summer Book List project and you know that's just my kind of thing, so I stuck up my hand,  put on my librarian's badge and had a lot of fun doing it. If you like a bit of nostalgia just as much as I do, have a look!

And I haven't forgotten about our own book chain. It's all in hand. More soon, then..

28 comments:

Sandra said...

Welcome home - looks like a wonderful get away. How lovely, Posie gets Cozy is one of all time fav blogs.

Deb said...

Welcome back, Sian! Your vacation photos look fabulous...can't wait to see more and hear more about it! xo

Denise said...

Blimey that 2 weeks has gone quickly,welcome back -it looks like you had a wonderful time x

Rhona said...

Welcome home, good to have you back again. I'm looking forward to hearing tales from your holiday :)

debs14 said...

You will be pleased to know that at no point in the last fortnight did Horsey 'hack' into your blog and do a few posts of his own ;-)
Looking forward to hearing more about your trip but please, nothing too exciting in the next week as I won't be here to read it! I will have a lot of catching up to do on my return.

Carmen said...

Welcome home Sian! Your holiday sounds like total bliss to me. We keep talking about when the kids are older and we can slink off ourselves. He with his fishing gear, me with my crafty bits and just... be ;)

Thank you for coming to see me today and for your lovely words. I must admit I'm still a wee bit in shock and thinking they've made a mistake. But I'll enjoy it a while before they realise ;)

alexa said...

Great booklist - delighted to see Girl of the Limberlost on there, as it was one of my childhood favourites ... Looking forward to hearing all about The Trip. :)

laurie b said...

aw, it is nice to come home, isn't it!? your vacation sounds like fun, especially all the reading you got to do. count me in for the book chain!

Lizzie said...

Wow, was that really two weeks? I'm glad you had a good holiday - it does sound rather fab! I'm off for mine soon... looking forward to a break by the sea!
Welcome home, Sian. I hope you didn't come back to any disasters caused by a certain "Horsey"?
I have just spent 2 days at my friends' in Cheltenham. A Horsey-look-alike lives in their walking stick stand, in the corner of the Dining Room (nicely placed to keep an eye on daily goings-on!).
Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your nice comment. Do pop back when you have time - there's a new recipe today!

JO SOWERBY said...

hiya sian, glad u had a fab holiday. did u go to sycamore gap? i love hadrian's wall and the north is where my ancestors come form.
hope u also had a lovely bday
Jo xxxx

humel said...

Welcome home - we've missed you :-) So glad you had a good time! I've seen various bits of Hadrian's Wall - I have a sort of plan to walk the length of it some time, but I suspect I'd never actually manage it....

Cheri said...

Glad to have you back Sian! Love that water photo... can't wait to hear more about the trip!

Heather said...

Glad to have you back home but I can't believe you were only 2 mins away from me in Blists Hill & you didn't call in for a cuppa :(
I look forward to seeing more pics & reading about your adventures xx

Amy said...

Welcome home Sian, you have been missed :-) I will go and look at the list of books now ..... needing some new ones on the shelf.

sharyncarlson said...

Welcome back!! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful pictures, and it sounds like you had a great time.
Rinda

Carrie said...

Nice pics! Sounds like a fun time!

Rachel B said...

Welcome back Sian, your pictures look great-can't wait to see more.

Sian said...

Thanks for the warm welcome back everyone :)

Heather..I would have been round like a shot if I'd known! What a beautiful part of the world you live in. And Blists Hill? I think I have about ten more posts worth of photos, we loved it.

cate said...

beautiful photos! look forward to seeing more!

darkpoetess said...

so you're back :-) hope you got through your google reader list! looking forward to seeing more of your creations. I am forcing myself to go on a sewing binge next week - have to make lots of curtains (groan)... x

Clair said...

Glad you had a great time. Looks fabulous!

Julie Kirk said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog today. It's given me an idea that I'm really going to try to see through to fruition - I'll be sure to fill you in on the details when Ihave some! Welcome home x

Becky said...

Great to see you back - I've been a bit absent too, but because of work! Thanks for your comment on my blog. So glad you had such a nice time away - looking forward to hearing more about it.

Annalyn said...

I would love to be in your shoes during those two weeks :)

and hey, I am new here too.

Sian said...

Hello there Annalyn! It's nice to see you here

SarahLP said...

Glorious photos Sian.. looks like you had a gorgeous time on holiday. Know just what you mean about the laundry though! Two days camping = 4 loads of washing... ?!!

Karen said...

Looks like a fabulous trip, and the book list is wonderful too. I just glanced through it, and will be looking more carefully soon. I never tire of children's books.

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