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I’ve not been the best at blogging this year. A mixture of work, cats, DIY (it’s always bloody DIY) and life has gotten in the way.

Today’s tasks included redoing the window box for spring, planting a mint and baking scones… I can’t pretend that it’s a tough life, because it’s really not. And one of the very recent things that had me counting blessings and dwelling very loudly about how lucky I am, is my recent (very recent. In fact so recent that I still have holiday blues (I know I’m talking about feeling lucky, but I change my mind quite a lot)) honeymoon in Japan.

Two weeks, 3 cities, 1 village, 4 geishas, countless temples, 1 chance of being eaten by bears… it was a whirlwind of a trip and I’ve got a few too many pictures to prove it.

One of my favourite photographic subject? Cherry blossoms. Planning my honeymoon to coincide with Cherry Blossom season meant that I was destined to take at least a couple (!) of pictures of the little things.

Cherry blossom, Sakura, Hanami

And I was in good company.

Cherry blossom, Sakura, Hanami

Cherry blossom, Sakura, Hanami

Cherry blossom, Sakura, Hanami
Cherry blossom, Sakura, Hanami

Cherry blossom, Sakura, Hanami

After all, where better to photograph a cherry blossom, but in Japan!

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My wedding in a nutshell…

Just back from a teeny-weeny mini moon (I stole that word from Zoe…!) in Amsterdam, and now bracing myself to try and sort out the mountains of wedding props and paraphernalia currently sitting in my flat… a few more wedding pics/details to follow!

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Lil’ holiday

There is nothing like putting the entire contents of your suitcase into the laundry basket to give you the holiday blues. Add to that a blocked ear and a suntan (bah! I swear I barely ventured out of the shade!) and it’s a good thing that I’ve got Jurassic Park on dvd.

But a week spent eating, drinking, swimming (…well trying to get better at swimming. On the plus side, I learned how to do a bomb!) and sightseeing in Croatia is well worth a bit of laundry. In fact, it was so lovely that it might even be worth the tan!

Cave Baredine

Who doesn’t like to spend a hot day in a cave 132 meters below the ground?

Just make sure you get out before the turn the lights out!

A slightly sunnier day out in Rovinj!

The view from the courtyard of St Euphemia’s Basilica

As well as dinosaur footprints, another thing that the guide-book thought would be worth mentioning about Karmenjak are Black Widow spiders…!! I managed not to see either of these things ( 😦 about the dinoprint, 🙂 about the spiders!), but how good is this tree?

It grows pink fluff instead of flowers. It’s so my kind of tree.

And now it’s back to normality, work, cat bothering (I thought cats were meant to fall out with you when you go on holiday? Har Gao is a bigger attention seeker than ever before!) and wedding planning for the next couple of months… Eek!

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… um… in a weeks time.

Having a holiday at the very end of Summer (Summer?! When?) is good in theory as you can have one last chance to ward off the rickets with a little vitamin D injection before the long, cold winter sets in.

What’s not so good is not having the time/money/inclination (or all 3) to do any holiday shopping until the day before you jet off (and when I say “the day before” I have to leave my flat at 4am tomorrow, so it’s really the same day) and all the shops are filled with knits, dresses and COATS for autumn.  Whoopsie!

Oh and if anyone knows where I can find a cheap, small, blue striped suit (bit of fancy dress fun) in the Central London area in the next couple of hours, shout!!

But enough whinging (there can never be too much whinging!), this is what I’ve got to look forward to: 

Salinas beach, Ibiza, Ibiza Old Town, Evisa, San Jose

The sea!!!  

Ibiza, sun, sun umbrella, parasol, bach umbrella, blue umbrella

Sunshine so bright and hot that I have to block it out!! (Yup, never happy!!) 

Bambuddha Grove, ibiza

Pretty restaurants…

 

Chilling with chums!!

Definitely a little incentive to get myself through a panicked after-work shopping trip!

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And finally:

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Korean Tea at Kims Mini Meals.

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Jewellery delights.

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Weirdness at the Camera Obscura

Help!!

Camera Obscura - Head On A Plate

The End.

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Included:

The Bru.

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Edinburgh Castle

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Sunshine! (For about 10 minutes).
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Cows.

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Flowers.

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Thistles.

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Flats.

More cows.

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Missoni.

Loch Ness monster (hat)

Red.

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Has consisted of:
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Reading material.

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Manicure.

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Travelling companion.

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Cobbles.

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Rain (of course!).
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Cocktails.

Sisters.

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Scottish street names.

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Dinner @ The Dogs.

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Yes!

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Nom nom woof nom.

Queueing.

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