Sunday, 28 March 2010

Family Visit!

I am so tired but it's GREAT to have my sister here with her family. And that's all I can write about that:)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Happy Spring!

I was on Skype with my grandma today and I told her about standing an egg upright on the Vernal Equinox. So rather than just talking about it I did it! The photos might not be so great but I think you get the idea. I owe this great feat to my high school physics teacher, Mr. Fowler. He was one of the best teachers I have ever had.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Two more days of lazing around!

Monday begins the crazy time of family visits. I'll be traveling to London to meet up with my Dad, step Mom Martha and Nana. Tuesday Nana and I will head back to my house for a short visit to see where I live and hang out with Victor. Then on Wednesday back up to London to meet up with Dad and Martha. Thursday say goodbye to those three family members and hello to cousin Marta and friend Jenny! Stay Thursday night in London and then bring Jenny back to my house. Either on Saturday or Sunday I'll travel back up to London to pick up my sister and her family. We'll spend three days at my house and then go back up to London on Wednesday (that's the 31st) until Friday when we go to Paris. We'll stay at Disenyland Paris until Monday (that's April 5th) when I take the train back up to London and meet up with Victor and his sister at Heathrow Airport and fly to Sweden. There we will meet up with his brother and family for seven days. Fly back to London, drive home and hang out for a day before we take the car train to France and start to drive around Europe until the end of April.

Does this sound crazy to you? Because it sure as heck sounds crazy to me.

And with all this crazy travel going on, I am most excited to see Curtis and Callie. Oh, and my sister and brother in law... I just hope Curtis is more excited when visiting me than he is in this photo:

Friday, 19 March 2010

My comments have been hacked

So if you want to leave comments now you'll have to prove you're a person.

I never thought about who was reading my blog but I definitely don't want any hackers perusing the pages of my life.

Actually, I set up this blog for my family to see what's going on where ever I'm living but I'm not sure if any of them ever visit it. And I've never followed a topic intentionally. It's sort of a mish mash of what's going on in my life whether it be knitting, traveling, sewing, thinking, nothing or something. I'm glad that I amuse you some of the time, confuse you part of the time and perhaps entertain most of the time.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Union Jack Pillow!

On to a new project! I've always wanted to make one of these pillows and I didn't have a pattern so I just make one up. I think it turned out ok! I think I'll give this one to a friend for her new living space. Hopefully she doesn't read this before I see her today!


One of the ladies at our spinning group lives on a farm and on Wednesday we all went out there to see the new lambs. They were so cute! Yes, that sounds very cliche but it was true. It was great to get outside on a nice warm day and I even bought my first pair of Wellies!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Pompeii, Paestum and the Amalfi Coast...a few months ago

Rather than overload my blog with photos, I'm just posting a few here and making a larger album on facebook. Here are some of my favorites.

I took way too many photos at Pompeii to pick my favorite but this comes close. It was a very surreal experience to visit such a historical city that has no people living there. I always assumed that it was buried under lava or ash but that's not the case. Yes, ash from Mt Vesuvius did fall and covered quite a bit of the town but the thing that ended lives was the suffocating gasses. And rather than recover and rebuild the town, the survivors just came back to take all the personal belongings they could find and move to a new town, never to return. It was an amazing trip back in time.

Paestum is a little knows city of ruins South of Pompeii, yet still in the guide book! We took the chance and drove down there on the day of our arrival and it was worth the trip. The city was built in 650 BC by Greeks who were on the run (sort of) and was abandoned in the middle ages when the people became infected with malaria. The temples were very impressive and are also the best preserved, even when compared to temples in Greece!

The Amalfi Coast was an amazing place to take a drive. The weather that day was the best of the whole trip! There were some nice towns to drive through and the place we stopped for lunch was the perfect little Italian seaside town. And since we went at a low tourist time, we rubbed elbows with the locals. Perfect!

Rome....a few months ago

We went to Rome for New Year's and here are a few photos of our adventure! And it was quite the adventure!

I tried to get Victor to put his hand in the "Mouth of Truth" to see if he has ever lied to me but he wouldn't do it. That might tell me something...

The Roman Forum as seen from Palatine Hill. Well, about half the Forum. It was a pretty big place!

Colosseum! Once again, from Palatine Hill.

Inside the Colosseum on a tour. I highly recommend you take the tour.

Trivoli Fountain at night. We threw our coins in but I'm not sure I'll make it back to never know!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A short taste of what our wedding was like

I made a little video of our wedding ceremony. Finally! It's only been about two years. Hope you like it.