Friday, March 14, 2008

When I'm feeling blue...

I take a look at these photographs. This is Kuramathi Island in the Maldives, and hubster and I spent a wonderful week there a few years ago.

It was my very first beach holiday and we took a ton of books with us. It was so relaxing, we would get up, have a lovely breakfast, and then go and sit on our little bit of beach and read.

We found this little fellow, just minding his own business, he showed such wonderful colours.

The Indian ocean was incredible, warm, and full of life. This heron stayed with us all morning, wandering up and down the beach, we got very close to him and he really didn't care. For some reason he seemed much friendlier than the herons we got in our garden.
You can ignore the generously proprtioned woman in the photo, she's alot smaller these days. Yes thats me standing outside the wonderful chalet that we occupied on the island. so when I am blue, I think of all the wonderful flowers, the sunshine, the cooling drinks the cute barman made for us. The fabulous ocean, and the tippy toe crabs on the beach. One day I would love to go again, but right now its my dream place.
I have been crocheting again, making embellishments for pillowcases and towels and if i don't get too bored, bed sheets. Will show pics when finished. Here are a couple of bags and other bits I made recently.

These are the inside of the bags, lined with pretty lavender and pansy material.

Thanks for looking, see you all soon.


Curlew Country said...

Hello Rosie - how fab to meet more EC fans! I do love her books and have to say she's a really lovely lady too (I've done a little re-enactment with Elizabteh - well Susan acutally - and she's been an inspiration and great help in my medieval research that I pick up and put down a lot!)
Welcome to Sheffield! I work in Broomhill for a countryside charity but even though I've worked here for 6 years I don't know the city at all. I live near the Staffs/Derbs border which is a hidden bit of the Peak District that I definitley think is the most beautiful! I'm sure you'll discover so many delights here, especially in and around Bakewell (fab Farmer's Market, bookshop and lovely places to eat and shop). Hope you don't miss Cambridge too much, at least you're on the right side of the country to pop back on the train!
Stephx - amazing holiday pictures btw, wow!

Katherines Dream said...

Hello Rosie what lovely photos of your holiday- another place on my list of places to see.
They are lovley things that you have do make me feel so guilty as I have so many things started and waiting to be finished!
Carol xx

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello Rosie
Such sublime photos... The Maldives is somewhere we would love to visit and is on my top ten list of places to see..
My brother spent his honeymoon there too and loved it!
You clever girl.. love those crocheted hearts...!


thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Rosie, are those photos for real? It all looks so gorgeous. I love those bags, and the hearts..ohh how I need to crochet me some of those! Have a great Easter x