2 years ago
Friday, September 11, 2009
Memories of Greece...
We didn't have much when I was growing up. Mum was a single parent and times were hard. However one of my best memories is of a holiday we took in Wales. It was me, my Mum, my baby sister, my Nan and and my great Grandma. I was about 5. We were all cramped into this tiny caravan which was parked in a field. Sometimes, it rained. But I would welcome every new day on that holiday, as every morning when the sun was coming up I would look out over the field and there would be not one, not two or three, but a GAZILLION bunny rabbits chomping on the grass all around us! It was such an amazing sight and one I shall never forget and to this day reminds me that all the money in the world can't buy happiness and beautiful memories.
Our holiday this year on the Greek island of Rhodes was an unqualified success. You know how sometimes you go on holiday and the expectaion is so high that the holiday almost can't live up to the dream? (Or is that just me?!) Well not this time!
The villa was ok, but just ok. We had a pool and that was all we needed. The kids are that bit older, and we all worked together to make the most of what we had, it was a joy.
No crying about sand in their shoes or having to put them down for naps.
We taught them how to play blackjack and Eva learned how to swim.
We even had our own 'holiday pet' the kids named her "Ursula" and she brought her 3 babies every day to say hello.
We went on a road trip all around the island,
which took us up into the mountains where we had a beautiful view of the other Greek islands just as the sun was going down.
And 'Babe' even let me use the perfect backdrop to take his picture!
It was so lovely to see my family relaxed and getting on so well; there was A LOT of laughter!
Actually I feel a little bad as I often didn't take my camera and missed many great photo opportunities, but sometimes you just have to put the camera down and live the life, before it passes you by; you know?
So, here's to a fabulous weekend my friends, making beautiful memories.
p.s as usual my photos are unedited, what you see is what you get :O)