Just before I left you to go on holiday, I think I was a bit mono-syllabic. Very short sentences was all I could manage, I was so cream crackered, and full of a nasty cold, which I took on holiday with me. I'd been working very hard, and apparently I was a bit prone to being on the verge of tears all the time, according to one pal.
But we shall leave that behind, and just fast forward to our WONDERFUL holiday in Turkey, the two blissful weeks we had (despite nights spent coughing over the first week. Me coughing, Hugo having to listen to coughing, poor thing).
Our two weeks in Turkey was enabled by Neilson, who runs activity holidays. We were based in a resort called Teos. And it was really very nice. So nice, I wouldn't mind being back there, sitting on that sun lounger, knitting, which is the activity I did most of on our activity holiday.
I did do some windsurfing, which we have proof of in the above photo. And some waterskiing, and kayaking. All the activities were included, which felt very good indeed, especially when it came to the waterskiing, which is usually an unaffordable activity.
Would you like to see a very exclusive photo of me waterskiing?!!!! Yes? NO?!!!
Well how about this, I'll show you Hugo sailing, in the following splendid photograph first: You can just see Hugo at the back of the boat, he's "helming", looking like a very cool cucumber in his cap and sunglasses.
I may not look cool in the next photo, but I am waterskiing, in a manner.
Here you go..........
I'm making it look as though our holiday was full of activity, aren't I? Well, Hugo's was, he barely stood still, what with all the dinghy sailing, kayaking and more dinghy sailing. I was left on my sun lounger with my knitting, feeling very peaceful, and getting more and more addicted to the sun lounging, whilst watching all the activity playing out before me on the water.
My knitting accompanied me on all these outings, much to the enjoyment of the local women and men. It was almost a way of bonding with them, because there were huge, warm and encouraging smiles when they saw my knitting.
Despite the look on the face of the man above, the stall holders actively encouraged photos to be taken, and I obliged them, even though I was much more interested in taking photos of the lentils and tomatoes.
Would you like to see some more photos of lentils, and some lovely tomato photos?!
Our Turkish language skills consist mostly of that universal language, sign and mime language, and after pointing at dishes and drinks people were consuming on other tables, we tucked in to this:
I think I'm going to have to finish for today, it's getting late, and I haven't washed up the supper stuff yet.
All the other adventures will have to wait.............. probably for a rainy day, when I want to look back on our sun filled holiday and do a bit of dreaming. Plus, I do know that lengthy reams about my holiday could get pretty tiresome.
I'm sure you'd like to know what goodies I bought though, wouldn't you? Well, another day for that too.
It is good to be back with you. The week after getting back from holiday was all about trying to adjust to real life again, plus I was plunged straight back into lots of work. My illustration work is in an exhibition starting this coming weekend, and there's been quite a bit of preparation to do. It's all go, go, go. Right, must be going. Lovely to see you again. See you Wednesday. Love Vanessa xxx