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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW - Honey, I'm Home!!!

Happy New Year to you all...especially those visiting from Stamping Ground, courtesy of the wonderfully chatty Mrs Dunnit...  I have only just got back from my trip, and hope you all had a super break. We went to Gran Canaria to visit the fragrant Freddie's family. His two sisters have lived there for 40+ years!!! I finally met his older sister this time and here is a pic of the view from her balcony!!!

 Not a bad little vista eh??? She owns appartments just below so we might take all my family over in the summer. My poor daughter could do with it as her one break in that ancle has not healed AT ALL!! So a bone graft is needed soon, and then more plaster for 6 weeks!!! A serious break indeed!!! But that would not include my mum... not feasible and we need the rest away from it all!!!!


 These two pics are from New Year's Eve. Freddie's nephew-in-law always throws him a fabulous party, and we are ready to go on these photos... we stayed until 6.30am and I was dancing and everything!!!! There is a video of that which I might share at a later time!!! The climate is so kind to my poor old joints...

 Aww... bless... if you look closely you can see me in the reflection in his glasses!!! Fun...

 We went to St. Augustin, in the south, to this fab hotel, where you can hire a lounger, brolly and towel for the whole day... it was AMAZINGLY hot all day and I was in my natural element... I was unaware of THIS shot being taken though!!!! tee hee...

Wooo... I should have been more careful about the dumplings boiling over eh??!! But at least I knew this shot was being taken!!!
He didn't though!!! Got my own back but was kinder with the angle eh???!! The lady at his side is the younger one of his sisters.

On our final day we went to the Guanches caves in the north of the island, with a couple of Freddie's rellies... they don't speak much English and we had great fun understanding eachother!!! But the day was wonderful - hot and dry (32deg) and so interesting, with paella and sangria to boot!!! I think you can see here how brown we were getting!!?? What a wonderful holiday...
This last pic is after all the eating and such... we were very happy, if you take my meaning...!!! What a shock when we came home to 2deg!! And then we had to get mum back.... she is settled but very difficult - as always, even before she developed her dementia!!! Oh well, I will cope.

Anyway, I look forward to visiting you all again now I am home, and hoping blogger lets us all make the lovely comment we all crave and love
Love and SunLight
Frankie
xx

26 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Loved seeing your vacation shots AND your dumplings (grin). It did look warm there. Happy WOYWW from #1.

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow looks like the holiday was fab and I am sure just what the dr ordered happy woyww, hugs trace x no9

jude said...

You look like youve had a qwll earned rest.Looking after someone with denentia &Alzheimers is no eassy ride ive been there .So im sure it was well rested enjoyed holiday.Being back takes couple days your holiday feels like months away and ready for the next!Your photos are lovely the tan makes me jealous too!
Have fab wednesday and hope mojo is in working order as your craftroom will think been deserted..lol
hugs judex14

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Frankie, looks like lots of sun and R&R.

Have a very happy woyww day
Jennie #5

Helen said...

So glad you had a good time - you certainly deserved it!! The photos are great - warts and all, so to speak. Can't wait to get going again next week with Tag it On again!! Hope your daughter's ankle is finally sorted quickly now they know what they have to do....

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week. Welcome back from what seems to have been an amazing time!
Neil # 34

Jen said...

Happy New Year Frankie, looks like a wonderful holiday. Good to recharge the batteries away from the cold! Nice to have you back.
Jen x

May said...

Wow your break looks great, amazing weather you had, Hope you both are very relaxed after your trip, Hugs May x x

ElizabethR said...

Hello gorgeous brown people, sounds like you had a great time, ummmm honey rum!!!!! xxx

okienurse said...

WOW awesome post. Sounds like you had a great vacation! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

Sarah said...

Oh Frankie - you are one lucky lady and this is just what you needed - two very glam and chic peps there - love the pink on your dress....enjoy that tan and hope you feel refreshed and raring to go! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW? today! Sarah at 4.

Elizabeth said...

I'm just a tad jealous ... I could do with a bit of hot and dry. Great bunch of photos but got to say my DH would be killed for a lesser crime than that photo :)) I hope you have a good week, difficult mum notwithstanding. Elizabeth x #99

Enfys said...

Great photos, nice to see a bit of sun by default!
hugs
Enfys

JoZart said...

So pleased for you that you enjoyed your well deserved holiday and it certainly looked wonderful. Back to reality now so get creating to take your mind off all else.
love JoZarty x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely vacation, that is some view! Happy WOYWW #23 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Karen said...

Lovely selection of photos, it certainly looks like you all had a fantastic time :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #86

Judie aka Craftymess said...

sounds like you had the best time xx

hugs and thanks for the snoop
Judie xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How wonderful was that holiday - boy, you deserved that. You looked fanatstic in all your photos!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, warm sun on the joints....SO jealous. Dancing until 06:30!!! You put us all to shame, sounds like you had a fabulous time.

kyla #39

Pauline said...

Lovely pics , can tell you had a fabby time :-)

Brenda B said...

Looks like you definitely had fun in the sun there Frankie, very jealous, well below freezing here!

Hugs
Brenda 104

505whimsygirl said...

A nice view indeed! I'm jealous. Isn't it nice, to completely get away and relax. I can tell by the pictures that you had a great time!

Kay
WOYWW #117


PS. Hadn't heard of "pillow" being referred to as "dumplings" before! tee hee

Katie said...

Wonderful pictures, it looks like it was a fabulous time!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #16

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoopsie on the dumplings. Wow, your vacation looked like it was absolutely fabulous. All that lovely sunshine, the views, the company, the food, the dancing... ah! Good times!

Claire said...

Looks like you had a fab time Frankie, gorgeous pics. I'm so glad to sunshine has done you so much good, you should have brought some home for us :-)
Claire xx

Lou said...

Awww it is nice to see people enjoying a well earned break, i am rather jealous tho, i must admit 6.30 am my goodness i have trouble staying awake after 6.30 pm lol so pleased that you had a great time Lou x