Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Here comes the sun

I have just returned from a week of vacationing in one of my favourite corners of the world. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology I’ve been posting the last few posts from here: Yeah, the same hotel where we spent a couple of weeks last summer. As part of husband’s grand plan of a one month sabbatical between jobs (he's working right now as I write this...), we went to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands for a week. It was our first alone vacation for almost 5 years, so about time I’d say even though grandson was quite shocked we would go without him.

The weather was lovely; mostly sunny with just the right temperature and just a little too much wind (which made our arrival a bit too exciting to my taste throwing the plane this way and that for what seemed like forever). I brought stuff for every eventuality and with a weather forecast between 19 and 32 degrees Celsius you need quite a few clothes. No sewing supplies though, the back is still healing.

The hotel is built like a Canarian village with each bungalow a little different from the next one.

You’ve got to love a place with solar panels on every roof, beautiful bars on the windows and where the maid keeps folding your towels into swans.

I spent big chucks of the days here with a book and my iPod; husband of course brought his best friend, his computer.

I got totally fascinated by trees and textures during the week, but more on that later; got to keep the washing machine fed, you know.


  1. That place looks heavenly! Glad to hear you had a nice break and I hope the flying hasn't done your back any harm. My recent 12 hour journey home has left me in need of several massages! Love your photos.

  2. Good for you. You look happy and relaxed in your pics! Hope are all your projects are going well...I bet grandson was in shock!!! Grandma will have to play extra hard to make up for it. xox Corrine

  3. Så deilig det må ha vært med en ukes ferie :-)
    En liten smakebit på sommer og sol på forskudd høres bra ut - fin farge har du også fått. Naboen kom fra Grand Canaria natt til mandag, de hadde også fått fin farge.
    Ønsker deg velkommen tilbake til den kreative hverdagen :-)

  4. Glad to hear you had a nice holiday. Your tan looks lovely with the shirt colour.

  5. Enjoyed your post - looks like a perfectly lovely place to vacation! Thanks for sharing, love your blog!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful holiday. Its great to getaway from it all. How many kisses and cuddles did your grandson get when you got back...