Thursday 18 September 2008

Lotus Eating.

We've been and are back again.
Did I fool you with my cleverly scheduled posts?
I know those with Google reader saw half of one at the wrong time so I'm not quite as clever as I thought I was.
I have been mentally composing blog posts about different aspects of holidaying in Greece, but I don't want to be an insufferable bore with my thousands of holiday snaps, so here's a summary for now.
Sunrise at Colonna Harbour in Rhodes

Nearing Symi on the Dodecanese seaways express


Lovely Greek Salads

and Symi Shrimps deep fried in Olive Oil to be eaten tail shell and all.

Picturesque beaches with tavernas, tamarisks trees and travellers on Donkeys,

On a boat trip around the Island...I did something brave..
I swam right into this dark cave.

We sailed into spectacular coves feeling like Odysseus, would we meet the Cyclops or Circe?
I certainly felt as if I had been a Lotus eater

and didn't want to leave.

An ever changing Symi 'still life' outside a house in our street there. Notice how the oil drum has been painted pink to match the house it belonged to.

Finally a lesson on how not to pack.
I took this as I emptied my extremely heavy suitcase.

On the left is all the stuff I took and didn't use.
On the right is all the stuff I used, and in the middle is stuff I took and used a little bit but could have done without.

I have returned to lots and lots of comments and I usually try to answer everyone but I know I won't manage it so I'll say thank you here.
My Google reader has over 400 unread items so I don't think I'll catch up there either.
My holiday has refreshed and recharged me. There may well be the occasional post about it in the future.
Can you bear it?
Its nice to travel and relax, but its good to be home.


'fancypicnic' said...

Oh - what a wonderful time you've had...that water looks divine! Beautiful. I'm feeling a little green with envy!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well it looks as though your holiday was in paradise! That lovely blue colour!

Welcome home!

Victoria said...

Welcome back Jackie!
These beautiful pictures really pull at my heart strings!
So happy that you had such a wonderful time!

gunnelsvensson said...

Welcome back Jackie!
Your seems to have a wonderful vacation! So lovely pictures! I know you will create lovely things now

Lindsey said...

Woohoo! You're back. Nice to 'see' you and glad you had a fab time.

Gina said...

Welcome back - it all looks fabulous!

Chris Daly said...

Welcome home. Those photos are beautiful. The food alone in enough to make we want to travel to Simi.

Chris Daly said...

Welcome home. Those photos are beautiful. The food alone in enough to make we want to travel to Simi.

Kitty said...

Welcome home Jackie! It's good to have you back, but those photos are gorgeous, so I'm sure you had a wonderful time. x

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Oh, that looks so beautiful! I always over pack!! Glad you had a nice time and I'm glad you're back. I want to hear and see all about it!

jude said...

hey welcome back, to hell with catching up, stay relaxed.

jackie said...

Looks so lovely and warm. I'm off for a sort of surprise holiday in Crete next month; now I can hardly wait!

hens teeth said...

I did'nt like you being away because I missed you very, very much but I will let you off seeing that you had a good time. Glad you are recharged.

Thanks for comments about hotty totty!

Genie said...

So jealous, looks so beautiful and relaxing! Glad you had a great time

Maureen said...

Welcome home Jackie, glad you had a lovely holiday.

Cda00uk said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog - but I don't think grey cold Wales is in quite the same league as the Greek Islands ...

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Your holiday looked wonderful, glad you had a great time. x

Julia said...

Welcome back Jackie! Loved seeing your holiday snaps...will make a mental note to add the Greek Islands to my 'must visit' list.
Hope the holiday feeling is staying with you.

Wabbit said...

Oh you poor woman, you pack like I do! I hate coming home and finding out that not only could I have not taken all those things, I could have taken one less suitcase!

The photos are wonderful though. All that lovely blue makes me want to go there though the last thing I want is another hot place. Glad you're home though, Jackie. ;-))

Linda Vincent said...

I can definitely cope with seeing more! Your pictures brought back happy memories - I love that place.
Did you climb the steps?
Linda xx

Art4Sol said...

I too love Harris Tweeds...I'm always looking for old jackets at the thrift stores which I then cut up for hooking rugs. I'll visit again.

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