Tuesday, 17 July 2012

East, West..

We're back in the country. I'm back on the computer. And it feels great! A complete break has been wonderful and now I'm crazy for a bit of cutting and sticking.

But first? First I have to thank all of my amazing guests for the fine job they have done while I've been away. I hope you enjoyed Sailing Away as much as I did! It was a lot of fun to put together - I'd love to do it again sometime. I've even jotted down a few ideas for a new theme..

...but no, that will have to wait. For now - thank you! talented, clever guest posters and everyone who left them a little love. Much appreciated all round.

I've been enjoying fitting in some catch up commenting myself - a treat in between holiday laundry loads - and I have a way to go yet. I won't be rushed! I want to know it all, everything I've missed. Of course, first I ventured deep into storytelling territory to feast on this month's selection. Storytelling Sunday now seems to have a life of its own! You don't need me, you did it without me! Wow...

Been spotting lots of Scavenger Hunt entries already; and before I finish up for today (back to the washing basket) I have a few of my own to share:


Roadside Stand - We spent a day in Copenhagen and after taking lots of pictures of the Little Mermaid, I spotted this on the way back to the bus.


Border - In the background here, in a photo taken from the ship. It's the Oresund Bridge which links Denmark and Sweden and featured recently in the BBC series called - The Bridge.


Pier - In Sweden.On our way back to the ship, which appears in the background, I spotted this pier and I loved the yellow huts. I had to take my picture through the bus window - i would have loved a closer look.


Maze - I have The Tall One to thank for this one. You probably guessed that. In Sweden at Sofiero Palace, we spotted the maze and the only way to take a picture was to find someone with very long arms..


Fountain - In Copenhagen again.

So, that's me for today. I have more photos, more stories for the next time. It's good to be home.

43 comments:

dogmatix said...

Great pictures. You had sun....we have forgotten what it looks like :(

Amy said...

Welcome home! I'd love to hear more about your travels, it is a part of the world I am interested in visiting one day.
I'm only just back in blog world too - I gave up on catching up on every little bit ..... there has been a lot I fear!

Julie Kirk said...

Welcome home! I'm starstruck ... by a bridge! Loved that programme.

James keeps telling where he's spotted various things on the scavenger hunt list - and I keep telling him it doesn't especially count if I don't see the thing and take the photo myself! He ought to do his own!

Good to 'see' you. x

scrappyjacky said...

Yes....you had sun....I hope you brought it back with you....p'raps you did....it's actually sunny here today....but that may be in honour of the Olympic torch which arrives here this afternoon!
Good to see you back....and loved the little series of guest posts...great idea.

Jennie Hart said...

Welcome Back Sian :) Your guests did you proud, but it is good to see you back as well.

helena said...

good to have you back. Your scavenger hunt photos are amazing - looking forward to the stories from your trip

Cheri said...

awesome scavenger hunt photos Sian! and it's good to have you back.

Barbara Eads said...

Your vacation looks like it was fun and full of adventure!

Elizabeth said...

What great scavenger photos! I wish our sun in the US would go away for a bit. It's so hot and humid here and the sun certainly does not help.

heart.hearth.home. said...

Welcome back and glad to see you joining in a bit of scavenging. Lovely to have some of your holiday spots to enjoy via your photographs. In particular, the pier of yellow huts is wonderful.

Carmen said...

YAYYYYY! Welcome back Sian :)

Loving your photos!

Beverly said...

Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. I especially love the maze picture, well done TTO! Welcome home :)

Nathalie said...

Glad to have you back in blogland Sian! Looks like your trip took you to wonderful places!

Kirsty.a said...

Welcome home. Great start on the Scavenge Hunt

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you had a good holiday but yes it is always great to get back home. .... home is best! :)

laurie said...

so glad you are back from, what looks like, an interesting trip. i read a book about the mermaid in denmark when i was young and, since then, have always wanted to go see her.

505whimsygirl said...

Welcome back! I love those little yellow huts. The bridge looks amazing too.

Glad you had a great time!!

Hugs,
Kay

Alana said...

Ahhh, fantastic to have you back and thanks again for asking me to join you in your sailing. Did you stand on'The Bridge'?....man, I'm so jealous that you have seen it. The bridge drama was brill....waiting for 'The Killing' novel from the libary as we speak. Right go back to your washing...lol

Karen said...

Welcome back! It looks like you had a lovely trip, and these scavenger hunt photos are awesome! I think the maze might be the hardest one for me to find.

Melissa said...

So good to have you back Sian. Your guest posters were fabulous.

Great shots for the scavenger hunt! We have a short trip coming up & I'm really hoping to find a few more photos for the hunt myself!

Amanda said...

I'm intrigued by the yellow huts on the pier. Some amazing (sunny!) photos - good to have you back.

S said...

Those pictures alone would make wonderful scrapping, but I suspect you have marvelous family shots as well. Glad you enjoyed your trip and glad to have you back.

Becky said...

Nice to see you back safe and around - love your photos x

Alison said...

Great photos Sian..lovely to see you back, though as previously said, your guest bloggers did you proud!
Alison xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Welcome Home Sian! What amazing photo's for the scavenger hunt...looks like you had an amazing time & I can't wait to see more!! :D

Jo.C said...

Lovely photos and I can see the appeal of the pier. One day I would love to go to Sweden or Denmark. Glad you enjoyed it x

Mel said...

My aunt lives in Copenhagen I keep meaning to go and visit her. I love the bad spelling on the van!

Louise said...

thank you too, it was lovely to sail away with you! you took some awesome photos while you were away x

Lisa-Jane said...

Wonderful photos - how lovely to have some sunshine!

Ginger said...

Welcome Back Sian! Your photos are all very interesting - I do love the fountain and thank goodness for the tall one taking that photo of the maze!

Gem's Crafts said...

Its good to see you back Sian! And it sounds like you had a good holiday, its making me excited about mine next week. Fingers crossed I find lots of scavenger hunt items like you did!

Chipper said...

Welcome back. Those pictures give tantalising taste of your adventures ... it sure looks like fun!

Wanda said...

Welcome back, Sian. Your guest posters did a marvelous job--I enjoyed each of their unique takes on your "sail away" challenge.

Good luck with all the post-vacation chores--where IS that laundry genie when you need him?

scrappysue said...

Welcome back Sian, hope you had a fabby time! I'm just catching up myself after a long bloggy break! Looks like you went on a similar cruise to one we went on several years ago (you seem to have had much better weather though!). We are also off to the Norwegian Fjords too soon, another one I think you went on! At this rate we might end up on the same ship, how fun!! GOod luck with the laundry and look forward to seeing some LO's soon! Have a great week, Sue x

Denise said...

Welcome home Sian,good to have you back and your scavengr photos are lovely and sunny and bright!Don't you just love that post holiday laundry (not)!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Welcome home and back to blogland xx I'm doing a little catching up of my own this week. A great selection of scavenger hunt shots and so lovely to see the sun in evidence :o)

Lizzie said...

Yay! Welcome home!
It was a good Sail, while you were away. I haven't had a lot of time to follow all the posts, but the ones I managed to get to, were very good.

I hope you had a wonderful time - glad you feel rested. Pity the weather wasn't better - I am sure you were chilly at times!

I am also itching to do some scrapbooking, but simply haven't got time. It will have to wait...

Have a good week!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Sian ~ Welcome back! Your photos are lovely - what a fun bunch of scavenger hunt finds!

alexa said...

Lovely sneak peeks - looks like such an interesting holiday! Who did you find for the long arms?

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are fantastic! I love the pier and the border.
Rinda

Gail said...

Welcome back Sian. Great pictures - love the one of the pier, makes me wonder just what all those little buildings are.

Missus Wookie said...

Isn't it fun keeping a look out and finding bits for the hunt? Looks like a great time - Cophenhagen is a place I'd love to go to visit.

Jennifer Grace said...

Welcome back! It's good to see you again! I love the 'border' photo, the white and blue are such contrasts! x

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