Monday, August 18, 2008

Home again...

(This is the village Callela in evening light. You can see the sea in a small alcove which also has a lovely little beach. If you click on the photo you can get a kingsize view as I didn't resize the photo.)

All good things must come to an end. I didn't want to leave the coast in Spain but life and it's responsibilities are now part of the daily routine. We had a fantastic time, although alot busier than last year because August is officially the French and Spanish holiday month.

We had a beautiful appartment with a panoramic view over the sea, the weather could not have been better and the sea was nice and warm at 24°. The first day I got stung by a jelly fish which reacted after a week and spread around my leg. It left a very irritating rash which I still have. After that we noticed that special warning flags are up when jelly fish are detected near the shore line. I really enjoyed the sea though!

We got news after four days on holiday that our cat had escaped from it's temporary home and was roaming the streets. Talk about a cat having nine lives, I think our cat has one or two left because he has only just returned! My DH spotted him around noon. He is hiding in a hole in a ditch and we will have to wait until he can get over his bruised confidence in us to come home. I was so thankful that he was still alive and had found the way home from the village where he had never been before - incredible!

I still have so much to do that I will share photos probably gradually over the coming weeks, just going with the flow at the moment.

This is one of the cards I made when I got the opportunity. Alot of the time I just loved watching the Olympics as the appartment belonged to an English couple who had English satellite TV.
Hope you are all well and still enjoying the summer!

O yes, the cat has definately rejoined us - just as well as he is a super mouse-catcher!


  1. Looks like a beautiful vacation and a beautiful card also. Glad the kitty is home and safe.

  2. Lovely card, like the wine color.
    Glad you had a good time -- and that you are home. You were missed!

  3. Lovely card Jacqueline, WELCOME HOME!

  4. your vacation spot is beautiful! Your card is very beautiful too....Love it!!
    Welcome home!!!

  5. What a gorgeous place to go & unwind!
    I love the card, very pretty vintage.

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I love holidaying at the beach also. Your card is beautiful - always love checking out your gorgeous work. Glad to hear too that your cat found its way home

  7. beautiful vacation photos! Glad you had such a wonderful time. The card is a welcome sight after your 2 week absence.

  8. Welcome home! What a lovely photo - your vacation sounds marvelous!

  9. Wat een leuk vakantieplekje, en met deze prachtige foto kunnen we even meegenieten
    Wat heb je weer een mooi kaartje gemaakt Jacqueline

  10. Welcome home. I look forward to seeing your pics from you vacation. Good to see ya, pal!

  11. Glad you found time to create on holiday - sorry about the jellyfish sting; sounds nasty!!
    Good to have you back safe and sound - even your cat agrees!

  12. love the detail on this card, espcially the ittle butterfly and scalloped edging! Sorry long time no visit your blog- I see you have moved! must update...


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