Tuesday, 2 October 2007

I have experienced summer!

I have to start by thanking the lovely Susan, Mrs Random Blethers, for her fantastic gifts she sent to me for guessing her middle name (which shall not be repeated here). They arrived whilst I was away and my photography does not do them justice. First there is a needlecase. Here is the front... Here is the inside..
Then these beautiful stitched pictures..




They are so well made and I shall frame the pictures and use the needlecase. Many thanks Susan.
We had a fantastic time in Mijas. This is a place up the hills not far from Marbella. Very quiet and a wonderful view over the Med. The weather was great indeed warm, proper sunshine. It was wonderful to meet up with so many friends and indeed make new ones. Kay, who had come all the way from OZ, had also been sewing. When we first started we wore yellow uniforms to mark us out as the new kids, so that no one expected anything much from us. To everyone we were known as the "Daffodil Girls". Kay remembered this and made us a reminder of those far off days.





Wasn't that great of her. We were all touched when she gave them to us all. A lot of talking was done and some red wine, gin and tonic and sangria was drunk!!! I made some new friends of the feline kind. A mother and its kitten.





They were so cute. They belonged to someone but took up residence with us for a few hours every day.
The appartment was good with a lovely garden and fantastic views of the Med and Gibralter. Much time was spent on the balcony and in the shade of the lemon tree when it got very warm.
View of the garden....


View of the balcony...

More photos with next post. Hope everyone is well. I have had the dreaded lurgy and spent 4 days with little voice and am still coughing. Husband is also laid low. He isn't eating much so I know he is ill. I will try to catch up with you all this week and will post before and after pics of my new fireplace, which is being fitted on Friday.

19 comments:

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Welcome back!!Ooh I'm glad you had a fab trip and I loved your presents you got!! Hope your hubbie gets better soon too!x

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Mary, Sounds like you enjoyed it all hugely and what pretty gifts. Love those kittens too. Hope you and hubbie feel better soon.
Take care,
Sandi x

jules said...

glad to see you back and pleased you had a great time. Sorry that you were under the weather but what a lovely place to rest and get better. looking forward to seeing the fireplace

jules xx

Mary said...

They are very thoughtful gifts...

Glad you are back! I enjoyed your pictures but I'm counting on more. Just get yourself feeling better.

Sandi McBride said...

I am so glad you are back...the pictures are just lovely...I love the kitten and her mama, but then I'm sure that comes as no surprise to you! Hope Hubbie feels better soon!

thehomelyyear said...

Hi Mary, welcome back to blogland...so glad you had a good time in spain. It sounds like you had great fun and some sunshine too!
Margaret and Noreen

corry said...

What a lovely presents you've got!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Spain, the pictures are great too!

Papoosue said...

I'm so glad you had a good time Mary. I've visited Mijas once myself a long time ago, had an ice cream there (and something with vodka in it too I think) and I remember how the donkeys were rather, well, aromatic! Well, it was very hot.

I got your card today, thank you so much it is lovely. I'm glad you liked the things I sent. Hope you are all better now - nothing worse than a bit of lurgy is there? xxx

buttercup & roses said...

Ahhhh, such cute kitties!
Check out my blog for some recent pics of mine...x

Sandi McBride said...

Ok, nuff vacationing, back to work Miss...where are our new pictures? I hope you and hubbie are both over the bout of dreadfuls...take as long as it takes to get back to normal...we have a name for that over here...Montezuma's Revenge!

Sophers said...

Mum Mum. I'm going on my holidays this weekend. Hope the new fireplace looks nice. Can we have Hotpot for tea on sunday please cos I am a very good girl (not like the other one shhh don't tell her I said that!).

Have a nice weekend

Sophers xxx

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi Mary, glad you had a fabulous time over in Spain, and now your back and finishing your room, cant wait to see it. Yes, today is a beautiful autumn day isnt it, lovely blue skies.Love the photos, best wishes from Annie x

Sarah said...

I too am lovely!!! Ignore that Sophers, I'd like some lovely hotpot too please mummy :-)!!!!! I've packed the box so if we get to pick any fruit we've sommat to pack it in! ( see I AM a nice girl too!) Hope the Fireplace looks gorgeous - I'm looking forward to sitting round it with a glass of Damson Gin at Christmas!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Mary! Thank you for stopping by for a visit and leaving your kind words.

It sounds like you had a lovely holiday! Who wouldn't love the gardens that you relaxed in. Just gorgeous!

Hope you are all feeling better!!!!

xo,
Becky

Papoosue said...

Hi Mary! With regard to the Christmas cards - yes, I am Miss Virtuousness personified (and I even have the stamps on them). Oh dear, what was that thing about pride and falling? xx

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

What a beautiful place to sit! And I love those kitty pics!
Glad you had a wonderful time :)

tea
xo

Mia said...

Looking at your pictures and reading you posting it is quite clear that you have had a lovely holiday. How nice to get a bit og summer and warmth before the late autumn and winter set in. I do hope you and your husband are feeling better soon.

Sandi McBride said...

Mary, thanks for visiting, thanks for asking...it's Tuesday morning, and I am in the land of the living and complaining lol...I am so enthralled with that lovely sewing artwork...someone is quite talented. I hope you'll be posting today, I'd like to hear more about your trip...

Sandi McBride said...

Darling Mary, you're making me quite contrary...more pics please, more news on the fireplace...I need something to look at as I devour this pomagranate!