Wednesday 24 September 2014

Back in the saddle!

Hi everyone and a special welcome to my two new followers, delighted that you have chosen to follow my blog :)
We had a lovely time in Spain in a small town, Comares, on top of a mountain and this was the view from our terrace :) 

It was very hot for September and we took it easy, either by the pool or venturing out in the car for lunch! This was a favourite overlooking Lake Vinuela.

One of the highlights of our trip was meeting up with Florence, who I'm sure many of you know from her amazing artistic blog.We were part of the original DT on Kylie's Addicted to Stamps & More blog and arranged to meet for lunch in Periana in an amazing spot with our respective partners. We arrived at 12.30 and eventually left at 6.30 having all got on like a house on fire ;)

The only cultural visit was to the Alcazabar citadel in Malaga that we hadn't visited before and I was inspired to go by this amazing piece of art on Flo's blog, check it out! Here are a few pics of the citadal:

And finally one evening we were having dinner and watched an enormous harvest moon rise up behind the mountains and on the way home we saw a shooting star for the first time!

I've been busy making a card for my wonderful DIL's 30th birthday next month so you'll have to wait for that one and also a couple of commission cards but nothing I can show yet.
I had a great crafty fix on Saturday at the BSS fair at Ally Pally and managed to spend a few pennies on a couple of Sue Wilson dies and some card stock.

hopefully I will be back soon to show you some cards


Kylie said...

I am SO happy that you and Flo got to meet! What a wonderful trip you had. You went to Alcazaba! I loved it there. How about that Roman Theatre next to it from the 1st Century! Unbelievable. Great pics Val xx

Darnell said...

Welcome home, Val! You're trip looks and sounds amazing! How wonderful that you got to meet and spend so much time with Flo!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

Welcome home, Val! You're trip looks and sounds amazing! How wonderful that you got to meet and spend so much time with Flo!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv said...

Glad you had such a fab time Val. I have another 2 weeks left before back to the UK.... been very hot here too.
The citadel looks just amazing - great pics! x

Unknown said...

Great photos Val, you obviously had a great time.......especially meeting up with Flo. Love the look of the citadel.

Karen x

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous photos and it sounds as if you had a great time Val! So pleased you and Florence got to meet up and got on so well! Welcome home :)
Vicky x

Loll said...

Looks like you had an amazing vacation Val ... and beautiful weather. So exciting that you got to meet up with Flo! Loll xx

Viv said...

Oooh amazing pics Val, looks like a lovely place and I can see you had a great time there too.Love all the pics, enjoy your new craft goodies too.We have been sorting valuables (sooo much to get rid of) to sell at auction or give away ready for a house move next year (we hope). Also been doing a major craft room sort too, sooo tired now. Big family 'do' next weekend too so all go here atm. ;) hugs and welcome back ...Viv xx

G Peplow said...

WOW What a fab place and I am so glad you had a great time, you're back and raring to go I can see! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and sorry I'm late to the party !! Hugs Gay xx

Anonymous said...

reading your post brought back memories of my trip to spain and of meeting Flo. I remember that lake well ahhhhhhh. What a gorgeous view from your terrace am not surprised you didn't want to wander to far from here.



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