Not a bad view to have whilst eating breakfast is it?
We also witnessed the most glorious sunsets from our balcony...
We would always walk down to the beach everyday even if we had been out exploring the island during the day.
The fisherman still take their boats out every morning.
It was always so relaxing to walk along the beach with the sound of the waves lapping ashore gently. There is a beach restaurant next door to where we stay so when we had come back from a day exploring we could shower and stroll around to enjoy this.....
I never get bored of taking the shot above; this is the 2012 Jane's Journal version. Even looking at it now it just makes me smile and think of sunshine and relaxation and lots of good food and laughter....
and time to watch the sunset with my dear Hb
Bliss, just bliss.
I am back to work tomorrow and today I am having the mammoth "washing and getting sorted out day" post holiday. It's also wonderful to have darling Billy home again, he has loved popping out into the garden. He is so well taken of by my parents but I am sure he misses his garden. The sun is even shining today but I must admit the temperature is decided autumnal.
People talk of having post holiday blues but honestly what I do is just close my eyes and think back to those precious days. I would say I have a post holiday glow and I just think how very very lucky I am to have those views etched in my memory.
I do plan a couple more holiday posts over the next week or so. If you enjoyed these photos do come back to read more about our adventures. I would also like to thank everyone for the wonderful comments you left me on my last post. I really enjoyed my first guest design card I made and I was so pleased that all seemed to like it.
Today's challenge card just has to be beach related so I am showing the last in the trio of Mermaid cards I made in the summer featuring the sweet "Goldie" stamp by the talented Sylvia Zet.
I coloured her with my Promarkers and highlighted her with my Prismacolor pencils. The nautical backing papers are from Nitwits. I added some glossy accents to the bubbles to make them look realistic and some glitter glue to the flowers in her hair. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley as are the 2 fun tags. One of my bag charm mermaids found it's way on here too.
She is for sale in my Etsy shop here
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Joanna Sheen so sweet
A and T Emerald Faeries challenge #32 use a tag
Dream Valley #41 celebrations
Forever Friends colour challenge #45
Make it Monday weekly linky party #107
Paper Crafting Journey my sentiment exactly
Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog Anything Goes #51
And a brand new Challenge Blog, Heck of a Challenge Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy, another new challenge blog Anything goes
No we didn't manage to see a real mermaid whilst we were away. Now wouldn't that make a fab blog post - I can see the title now, Swimming with the Mermaids..LOL!!
Back soon ,
Bye for now,