Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Easter in Cape Verde...

Shhhh. Can you hear that? Beautiful isn't it? That, my friends, is the sound of silence. The sound of kids back to school. Which didn't happen until yesterday and kind of had me hanging on for dear life by my fingernails. But I made it. And so did they. And now, we are back to normal - and I am enjoying the silence.

So, I thought I'd take the time to fill you in on our trip to Cape Verde. As you can imagine I have TONS of photos, but I am going to try and restrain myself and not bore you to tears! I think I will follow the theme I started with and just keep quiet and let the pics do the talking...

Fun in the sun...




Out and about...








I found Cape Verde to be a beautiful place, poor, but richer for it's wonderful, happy, friendly people. It was lovely to have some time away, we came back totally rested and the kids made some lovely friends. The only mishap was on our last day, when a little boy dropped a plate on my foot. I ended up with a couple of stitches, but I found that a couple of Caiparinhas (Brazilian cocktails) sorted me out and dealt with the pain! It was a small price to pay for a wonderful holiday.

Back here in the UK it seems like the rain will never stop, but after my lovely break, donning my raincoat and my wellies to do the school-run doesn't feel so bad...




Hugs, B x

8 comments:

Mrs. Sutton said...

Just LOOK at that sea!!! Oh my goodness - somebody book me a ticket NOW! It looks absolutely incredible - and your family are all so BEAUTIFUL! Is it as miserable and wet with you as it is here in Norfolk? I can't believe that it was so gorgeous last month - I have a friend in the village who is getting married tomorrow and she's in despair. Seems to me that if you want guaranteed sun on your wedding day in England, you may as well book the church for February - either that or book it in Barbados! Happy weekend! Paula xx

The Snowdrop Project said...

Hi B,
Have just found your blog via Mrs Sutton, and have spent a happy half an hour looking back through some of your old posts.
Looks like your holiday in Cape Verde was wonderful. I think it's the light and colour we miss here in the UK, and the sun and warmth of course.
Look forward following your adventures and inspirations.
Lizx

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hello Ms. B! It's chilly, dreary, and rainy here in Wash, DC! Your holiday photos are brightening my day. You have a beautiful family :-)

Thank you for visiting my new blog. I'm delighted to find you, as I now have another "must read blog" across the pond (where I visit twice a year).

With cheers from DC, Loi
Tone on Tone

koralee said...

Oh my...sorry to hear about your foot...but so happy you had a wonderful time. Just looking at your photos brightens my day that is full of rain rain rain...sending you a sunshiny week. xoxo

Young at Heart said...

oh my gawd....I can just feel the heat....can you feel my envy.....utterly glorious!!

write in tights said...

The silence of no children is a weird one-but sometimes a nice one. It all depends!

Thanks for your kind words about the play. Eep!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi, nice to meet you. What a beautiful place Cape Verde looks. Good to be reminded of sunshine...hope your foot is healing,

Sarah -x-

Red Rose Alley said...

These pictures are beautiful, my friend, and the happy friendly people make them even more beautiful. It looks like you had so much fun.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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