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.

B x

p.s as usual my photos are unedited, what you see is what you get :O)

28 comments:

Breadwinner Wife said...

Greece is so beautiful, I got to travel around a bit there this past year but never made it to any islands, a big regret. Great pictures.

koralee said...

ahhhhhh....looks lovely.. just how a holiday should be! Your images are beautiful and I adore the last one with you and hubby looking off into the amazing sunset! Enjoy those memories! Thank you for sharing..I have never been to Greece but have ALWAYS wanted to go! Happy Weekend to you my dear!

bj said...

O my goodness...I would LOVE to go to Greece...it is so so beautiful. So glad you had a good time!! You got some amazing photos...

Kasey said...

what a beautiful story girlie!
and i love the pics.
so fun.
xo

La Belle Mere UK said...

Hey there fellow Brit!! I'm in Bristol. Saw you on SITS and thought I'd stop by.

LBM xx

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

What beautiful memories. Family vacations are the best.
Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your world!
Cindy

Jennee said...

Now I want to go to Greece! Great pictures. Stopping in from SITS!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

What lovely sunset pictures!

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous!

Melissa B. said...

LOVE your Superior Snaps! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

Gabrielle said...

Wow, it's beautiful, I love the pics! Happy SITS day!

Torie Jayne said...

What a great holiday! You have such a cute family! seen thru your great pics! Have a sweet day!

Design it Chic said...

Oh Greece is amazing! And seems like you enjoyed it the right way:)There's always a right way!!!..
Oh and i love your son's hair..you have lovely kids!
And boy you had some kitties around there!!

Happy Wednesday!

*visiting from SITS! come check the fashion show we have up on the blog!

scrappysue said...

we DID leave the same comment - that's so cool! so's that holiday - bliss. thanks for stopping by!

you found my 365 blog - my regular one's way more interesting!

Momma G.Love said...

I would love to visit Greece one day! Looks like such a beautiful place.

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

awwww. would LOVE to go to greece! beautiful pictures! i often have to remind myself to put the camera down and just 'enjoy the moment' but it's hard! visiting from SITS

delightfullysweet said...

I have always wanted to visit Greece. You looked like you had an amazing time!

Dreamgirl said...

What a great holiday! Greece is just beautiful...
P.S. I just loved your old photo.

Just stopping by from SITS to say hello!

Kaibee said...

OK so I totally agree with putting the camera and livin the life!! I mean somethings are so beautiful, you don't need a camera to remember them forever!!

Love the pictures!! I wish I could visit greece too!! :)

Jeanneoli said...

What an amazing vacation!

Transparent Mama said...

It looks lovely. What a great time that your children will never forget.

Dreamgirl said...

Good to see you back at SITS today:-)
Just stopping by from SITS to wish you a very happy Monday!

kel said...

Visiting from SITS. Love your blog!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Greece is my dream destination! And I love that you made it a family affair. Your lovely gang looks like they had a fantastic time!

Helene said...

The pictures are beautiful!! I especially love the last one of you and your husband looking at the sunset....that would be beautiful blown up into a 10x13 wall portrait!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog on my SITS day last week! I hope you'll be back again soon!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you're doing well!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Such a great sight! You've got a lovely family. I especially enjoyed the silhouette picture. So cool!

Kristin said...

Wow, are those some gorgeous munchkins. And I'm dying to visit Greece. My bestie went on her honeymoon. The pics are outta this world!

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