It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm Outta Here!

I'm just about to start packing a bag as we leave this morning for a trip to Portugal, Birmingham and London.  We're meeting up with Clive & Jane at their place in Faro, then flying to Birmingham to meet up with Jim for the Peter Kay concert (staying at Rotunda for the first time, it's meant to be lots of fun), then training it to London for a night (dinner at Boulud and hopefully a chance to hit the sale rail at lovely, lovely Anthro in Regent Street) before heading home.

My challenge is that I've got to have summer clothes for Faro and a mix of clothes for whatever the UK weather might throw at me.  Oh, and a few "going out" clothes for some of the gorgeous UK restaurants where Jim has managed to snare us a booking (thanks Jim!).  Quite a selection to fit into a small bag for Ryanair!!

Mum & Dad left for Singapore and Adelaide on Wednesday, and it was great to have them here.  We did lots of touring around and saw some favourite old places, and lovely new places too (hello Brugge!). Here's a few of my fave shots from the last month or so.

With Mum at Singen Hohentwiel

Afternoon tea with Mum & Dad in Allensbach

Breakfast in Brugge (oh, yum!)

Glorious fountain in Brugge where the carriage horses drink

One of a series of horse sculptures in a castle courtyard in Brugge

Sobering memories from Ypres

On the Amsterdam canals with Jim

I'm not taking my laptop so it'll be "all quiet" on the blogging front for a while.

Take care!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos. You look fabulous as always, as do your parents. Cannot wait to hear about your latest ventures!


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