Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Holiday Redux: England and Croatia

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I'm back! G and I had an amazing time, first with family and friends in England (Bristol, Wells, and Brighton were the stops this time). My only disappointment is that I got fairly ill about 4 days into the trip, and stayed ill the rest of the time, including losing my voice for a few days. Nothing quite like waiting a decade to go to a country you've been dreaming about, only to spend every day pieced together by will power and cold medication. Oh well, it happens. Highlight photos from our trip:

England:
My creation

Split, Croatia:
Split, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia:
Hvar, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hvar was definitely our favourite, it was a lusciously slow pace and I'm not sure if I've ever seen such turquoise water before- just gorgeous. I didn't visit any yarn shops, but I did do a lot of knitting. I even got some lovely FO shots for a new knit, which will be posted this week!

24 comments:

Lucy said...

Whoa!

Kara said...

I am dying to go to Croatia. This post just confirms that. Amazing!

katieleigh said...

What gorgeous photos! (And I love your red stripey top.) I adore and miss the UK, but have never been to Croatia. Lovely!

Evelyn said...

Welcome home! For someone who fell ill during your trip, you look terrific in the photos. What a great adventure -- can't wait to see what you knitted along the way.

fridica said...

Yaaaaaay, and welcome back! :) Though it somehow feels 'wrong' to write 'welcome back' when you've actually just left where I am physically :D

CelticCastOn said...

:( Sorry to hear you were ill. There's nothing worse than being sick AND away from home.
Hope you still managed to have a good time.
Love that stripey top and your colourful skirt in Croatia!

PixieSam said...

Sorry to hear you were ill while you were away.

Your Croatia photos make me want to go back..... hubby and I went about 4 years ago, to Split and Dubrovik and I adored it.

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Same, my husband and I went to Croatia three years ago and Hvar was just magical. the whole country was really interesting; certainly different from Western Europe and fascinating history.
Glad you enjoyed1

CanarySanctuary said...

So beautiful! I'm sad to hear you weren't feeling well for a time.
Looking forward to the new FO shots!

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Siga said...

I had to look up Hvar - Split and Dubrovniki I've been to already, but Hvar pictures make me want to visit it as well.

Sorry you were not well to enjoy it to the fullest, but by the pictures of beer glasses I can tell you were trying to. :)

Voie de Vie said...

Sorry you were sick, but you seemed to be doing ok in most of those photos (although, does one ever want to have a photo taken when they look as bad as they might feel?).

Croatia does indeed look excellent - I will file the info away for further use. :)

Skein said...

Wow, looks wonderful Julie :)

Kasia said...

Isn't Croatia beautiful...?
I'm glad you had a great time but I'm sorry you were ill. Hope you?re better by now.

Hugs,
Kasia

Dawn said...

Welcome back! Looks like you had a fabulous time...too bad about the illness!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Beautiful! What a total bummer that you got sick, though! At least that will power kicked in, right?!

Your pics are amazing. I'm bumping Croatia up on my list of places to go very soon.

Yarndancer said...

Lovely photos!!

loveandknitologie said...

When I was in Italy, I came down with the flu 2 days into the 12 day trip...I've never felt so horrible. I'm glad you were still able to enjoy the trip! Croatia looks amazing!

Eva said...

Looks like you had a pretty good time (except for the cold)! You got to experience the sleezyjet :) they are pretty good as long as everything is on time...

Sungopolis said...

It looks so lovely. Welcome back!

Nantucket Dreams said...

Being sick at home sucks...being sick on vacation you poor thing! You'd never know you didn't feel well you look so happy and pretty! Croatia looks breathtaking!

Helen said...

Your new sweater is gorgeous, but I also love your photos of your holiday. I went to Dubrovnik a few years ago and loved every moment of it! I hope you had a wonderful time there!

Kristin said...

It looks like you had an amazing time despite not feeling great!

Monica said...

I am so jealous!! I've always wanted to go to Croatia! The photos look amazing.