Thursday, July 09, 2015

Vacation time

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The day after my last blog post, my dear husband and I left for our favourite place in Turkey, Alanya, to live 2 lazy weeks on the beach, charging the batteries.

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For handwork I brought my hexagons + some stitchery.

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Sitting in a restaurant at lunch time doing a few stitches while waiting for my Turkish coffee sparked a very interesting conversation with the waiter about Turkish mosaics, antiques, traditions, and places to visit in Istanbul (must be another time ).
Did you know that handwork of all kinds are very respected in Turkey?

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Turkish Cai (tea) on the beach is my favourite morning drink. The tea is strong and good and not out of a bag.
Some prefer it sweet, I take mine without sugar.



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Speaking of mosaics - this one looks doable with English paper piecing :-)


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This arc is in front of a hotel - inspired by quilts, or the other way around ?

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We were surprised by friends having booked their vacation at the same place as us, arriving a few days after us - they knew we were there, but had managed to keep their plans from us.
We had so much fun, the four of us, going to the beach together, going on daytrips together, sharing meals together, laughing a lot, and we decided we will repeat the success, next year.
I am counting the days!

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The last day on vacation  - meet the beach cat under my sun bed.
We did not touch her, as we did not know if she has fleas,  but I do speak cat in every language, and so does she by the looks of it :-)


go with all your heart

We'll be back!

Hanne

1 comment:

Susan said...

Oh your post just makes me feel like going on holidays! Looks like you had a lovely time.