Friday, 13 November 2009

Blonde Moment?!!.....

Duh!!! I signed off my last post saying I'd be back on Sunday.....completely forgetting that I need to post my TAAFOMFT LO here to be able to link it to there!! It must be all the paint fumes I've been inhaling lately....or maybe not!!

Anyhow....the challenge this time was 'My Favourite Vacation' & while I have a few holiday destinations that I love & could be my personal favourite, usually involving a beach & as few buildings as possible, the one holiday that stands out as the most memorable was in fact our Honeymoon to Amsterdam, with not a beach in sight!!!
My Darling Hubby is so not a beach person, so the choice of a city break for our Honeymoon was a no-brainer! Neither of us had ever been to Amsterdam, so that's where we headed & it was an amazing week. Buoyed up by newly wedded bliss, we went everywhere & did everything on the tourist agenda.

Anne Franks house was poignant, the diamond factory dazzling, the flower markets intoxicating, the red light district fascinating & the shopping fantastic....De Bijenkorf became a favourite haunt! We ate at the most amazing restaurants & drank in the 'Brown Bars'.....we rode the trams as well as boats along the canals & needless to say we both came home with a pair of wooden clogs!! I just can't believe it was all 23 years ago!!!

So, with that done I will go back to restoring order to my house & I will indeed be back on Sunday!!!


Jocelyn said...

Love the LO Sandi!!!!! It is so full of detail...Love what you did with the pics and the flowers and bling are PERFECT!!!

Watch out for those paint fumes!!!! :-) Have a great day!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!!! Sandy!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all the photos, the circles....and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

I totally love this Sandi...and I love Amsterdam!!Have you ever been back after 23 years?
LOving your design,of course the paint and the amazing photo's!!
Love it!
Thank you so much for joining us!

valerie said...

Fab LO love the background it was so nice to talk to you and Karen taoday at the crop. I've never been to Amsterdam although it always apeals. Don't forget your Santa hat:) I can't link from my new blog I don't know why but my old one has a link to the new:)

Jenneke said...

So wonderful to hear you spent your honeymoon in Amsterdam! I think it's a GREAT city, there is so much to do!!
Love the small pictures, the design and the paint you used!
Thanks for playing along with us!


valerie said...

thats lovley that you are going to add me to your side bar I will do the sam too my blog roll needs a good shake up:) I go to st marks on a tuesday evening:)

deana said...

So cute & fun! I ♥ the bright pops of color & the cute design!

Thanks for joining us, as always! :-)

Anna said...

Love your LO Sandi! Have only visited Amsterdam as a child, but do remember Anne Frank's house and the red light district (which we stumbled into accidentally) quite vividly!
Hope you had a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

the collage wwas created on piccasa and i discovered where my cameras black and white button was only taken nearly a year!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Howard said...

I so adore this layout and your recounting of the trip! Sounds absolutely lovely! Thanks again for playing always rock these challenges!!!! Hugs to you, dear friend! xoxo L