Tuesday, 24 February 2015

WOYWW - Holidaying Not Crafting !

Well in my ongoing litany of excuses for not doing any crafty projects - here is the old "well I went on holiday" one now !

But as excuses go it was very enjoyable !
We escaped the dreary wet cold British winter and had a lovely 10 days in sunny tropical Barbados !

We have a great mix of relaxing by the pool, wandering barefoot on the sandy beach and also seeing the sights of the island like the unique Chattel Houses, the Rum Distilleries, the famous Cricket Ground (Much Beloved's choice !) and the famous Oistin's Friday Night Fishfry. 

And watching the amazing sunsets whilst sipping a rum punch - well it is always important to embrace the local culture !

 The sunsets were gorgeous - just a ball of fire sinking into the Caribbean sea - you could almost imagine you could hear the sizzling as it sunk into the waves on the horizon !

Even once the sun had set the scenery was so lush, tropical and evocative !

We went up to the Flower Forest in the centre of the Island - a lush tropical rain forest - gorgeous trees & flowers !

And the coastlines were stunning too ...
Do you see the bus stop beside us - all the bus stops either say "to city" or "out of city" - it made us smile !

 And my morning walks on the beach before breakfast were a highlight of my day !

What an amazing view !

As we flew back into London Gatwick in be greeted by 2" of snow, drove home to tackle 10 loads of washing & back to a busy office on Monday - we were back to reality with a bump !
I will be scrapping all those happy memories as soon as I can believe me !

Have a great week !
Ali x


  1. Hi Ali welcome back! Your holiday sounds amazing and I can't wait to see the rest of your photos x

  2. Sounds like the holiday was a roaring success - love the photos, how beautiful!! welcome home, even if it was to snow and washing!! Helen #5

  3. What a wonderful holiday time you had, Ali. That sunset is something else - beautiful! Enjoy scrapping all your memories.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #11

  4. Bliss, Ali, just Bliss! Beautiful photos too, you both look very relaxed and despite the rude weather and washing on return, hope it's done you both a power of good to see you through till Spring!

  5. ooo what lovely pictures hope you had a fab time defrosting your bones :)
    Happy WOYWW
    love Mrs C.x #30

  6. Lovely photos, just a perfect way to enjoy time together. We all need a little frolic and fun. Enjoy WOYWW

  7. How wonderful! Thank you for sharing your photos ..... I loved them.
    You're forgiven for not crafting!
    Have a good week
    Bishopsmate #43

  8. Hi Ali, what beautiful, glorious photos. That has just gone on my list of places to visit.Returning home to a mass of laundry always makes it clear the holiday is over, doesn't it? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #18 xx

  9. Although we did not have snow here on my peninsula (Walcheren, the Netherlands) and I do get to walk along the seashore from time to time, I still envy you... sunshine and tropical woods, wowzah!! Good luck with getting into 'normal work routine' again... Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #41

  10. You lucky so and so. I enjoyed looking at the photos. What a beautiful place. (I've never been). Coming home is always a bit of an anti climax but generally it's nice to go on holiday and equally nice to be back again and sleep in one's own bed and go back to normal.
    Have a great week,

  11. Wow - sounds like a wonderful holiday. We in Ontario are still knee deep in snow! Thanks for sharing those wonderful warm photos of sand and sea! Lindart #59

  12. Thank you for sharing your photos. I love seeing the beautiful nature in places I will most likely never get to. So wonderful to get away to a warm holiday! Have a creative week:) Shel-PaperOcotilloStudio #51

  13. Ooh, it looks and sounds wonderful. So glad you had a great time, but sorry about the lousy weather we saved for you. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 21

  14. I do approve of his Cape Town Shirt! Lovely photos and the last one is spectacular! Love to hubby...PS: The wind is up to its usual stuff in our neck of the woods.

  15. Wow, what a beautiful place! So glad that you had a wonderful holiday....you bot look very happy and relaxed :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

  16. hi Ali, lovely pics, looks beautiful and you look like you both had a great time, a bit of a shock arriving back to snow I bet.
    Couldn't join in as our internet was having maintenance work!
    Jan x