Monday, January 18, 2010

Hello there :)

Happy New Year! It feels very strange to be back... even stranger to be in a sun dress and sweltering in Brisbane's summer heat considering where we've been the last few weeks... So, where have we been? Well, I feel kind of embarrassed to admit it... I know I was quite coy about it before we left because, well, how do you talk about good fortune without it sounding like you're boasting? We had an incredible opportunity come our way to have a white Christmas this year, so we took it... and it was just so wonderfully amazing. London, Barcelona and Andorra is the role call. Here are some shots of our time in London...

The puppies had their first experience with snow which was the loveliest gift to see.

Puppy no.2 playing amongst these gorgeous trees outside the Tate Modern (below).


With our friend Bec and little Bree at the V&A.

Favourite treat - natas at the Portuguese Cafe on Golbourne Road.

Christmas decorations at the Oxo Tower, near where we were staying.

Millenium Bridge.

Christmas trees at the markets.

Ice skating at the Natural History Museum.

Walking along the river one day there was a giant snow dome being constructed.


We spent the actual Christmas and New Year period in Barcelona where, ironically, it didn't snow ;) It was amazingly blue-skied and warmer. We walked everywhere from the Sagrada Famillia to the Olympic Village and many other places in between. Our flat was on the top floor of an apartment block which looked out over the Sagrada Famillia *sigh* Love this city so much.






We also went to Andorra and all tried skiing for the first time... which was totally wild! We all just LOVED it.




And finally, back in London for a bit before our return to Bris.




P.S. (M*... I did actually wear your wonderful crochet beret and it was the best! Sorry there are no photos of me in it.)

35 comments:

Cat said...

Oh Kylie! Le sigh. How so very, very lucky and I love the pics. Thanks for sharing bits of your holiday. What awesome memories you've built. xo

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

Oh I bet it was absolutely amazing. Barcelona would have to be my favourite city in the world... Lucky you!

red or gray art said...

your photos show happiness...excitement...togetherness...all the making of a wonderful vacation. oh ho I have missed you...blessings friend...

Thea said...

You look like a natural on those skis. Nice to see you back. Looking forward to seeing more of your crafty adventures this year. x

Amy Paul said...

amazing. thanks for sharing!

june at noon said...

Wow. It sounds (looks) so wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it, and glad to have you back!

nevin said...

Dear Kylie,

awesome photos! Thanks for sharing :))

mady dooijes said...

so not fair- all my favourite places... looks like you had lots of fun. it's my turn in april, i can't wait- counting the days. hopefully we can catch up soon for a coffee.

edward and lilly said...

Oh, I'm so jealous Kylie! Oh to have a white Christmas! And Barcelona is up there in my top 3 fave cities. I bet you feel really well rested (well... maybe jet lagged) and inspired after that trip.

Leonie Guld said...

Oh....How lucky you are!!! Great to hear you back home save and sound!!! Happy New YEAR!! xx

Fine Little Day said...

Looks like you had a great time Kylie, welcome back :)!

caramela said...

I am so happy for all of you, the photos tell the story of a wonder-full time!
And I am so happy you are back here too-
Welcome back and Happy New Year dear Kylie,
Annamaria xxxx

Ange said...

Well Brissy girl - what a wonderful holiday. I am off to London this week and LOVe the OXO tower, and the Tate modern. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities and not far from home for me. But mostly - you are still lucky to be living in Sunny Queensland free in the Sunshine. My own kids see my old home as exotic. Funny hey?

mieke willems said...

welcome back kylie!! what a trip you had!! seems so so good! i hope you had some scones in london, mmmm, cant wait to go back to eat one!

Kate said...

Looks like such a wonderful adventure. Happy 2010! XX

ArtMind said...

Happy New Year to you, Kylie! So great to see you & your family had such a great time! I'm glad that you're back and wish you a wonderful creative year! :)

at swim-two-birds said...

welcome back Kylie, seems you had a wonderful time in Europe! happy 2010 :-)

Tammy James said...

Beautiful Photos, Welcome home Kylie.

Handmaiden said...

great to see u back kylie, wonderful to see old London Town too.

Clair said...

Yay! You're back! I've missed you terribly. Had I known you were in London, I may have popped down to get my Kylie fix :)

It looks as though you had a wonderful trip - I'm very jealous - but super happy for you x

handmade romance said...

YAY welcome back Kylie! Thank you for all of your lovely comments. We have missed you in blog land. Thanks for sharing these pics it looks like happy times were had and fantastic places seen - im jealous ; )

Ingrid Mida said...

So good to have you back Kylie. Thanks for sharing your photos. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Funny how you would crave winter and those of us living in winter wonderland would love to be basking in the hot sunshine down under!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Oh I'm so pleased for your dear Kylie - I know all of these places well - you must have had a fantastic time - all those smiles are worth their weight in gold. Happy New Year! ( I know I've already told you this one today but you were missed!)

blue moss said...

you're back, you're back, you're back!!! i have missed you so :)
what a fabulous adventure!! i am so happy for you and your family! it looks like the best time...i love all your smiling faces.
i'm watching the Australian tennis open on tv right now and thinking of you
have a lovely monday!
michelle

Bec @ honi design said...

Oh wow!! It looks like you had a marvellous time Kylie :) We're heading over there in July and I simply can't wait!

gretchenmist said...

wow! looks like lots of fun ~ glad to hear you had a great time. your girls are gorgeous. welcome back ~ am looking forward to seeing what you create this year!
happy 2010 :)

Adele said...

Wow, what an amazing time, I didn't realize half those things were going on in London. Haven't been to the V&A for ages, ice skating at the Museum must have been a great experience.
Adele

Selina said...

Wow! Looks like you all had a great time! How fabulous!

Amelia said...

wow - hope you had a great time here in my hometown (London UK). I was at the Tate the other day doing a swap with a fellow blogger - so exciting: handmade paper goodies!

Love what the world of blogging has opened me up to!

Amelia.x

feedthedog said...

withdrawal symptoms were hard to take when you left in december. but then I went and read all your previous posts, written before i even knew you existed and that was a treat. thankyou for such a joyful, generous and knowledgable read. hope the new year brings much delight.

so good to get back to my 3 sheets addiction ....

Blueberry Park said...

Kylie! Welcome Home! What an amazing adventure you've had and some of our favourite London haunts. So glad you all had such a wonderful time and a very Happy 2010 to you xx

mizu designs said...

I'm with you - Barcelona is one of the most wonderful cities in the world. I would give anything to live there for a while. Yay for you guys!

lisa stubbs said...

You looked to have such a fantastic time! lovely photo's!

Kristina Sostarko said...

Happy New Year Kylie! wow, that sounds like some amazing holiday! sooooo awesome. :) I felt refreshed just looking at all your photos! he he he. So nice to have you back in blogland! xoxo

Penny said...

Oh K! I really am behind the times aren't I? What a wonderful adventure for the four of you. I have photos of myself at many of those places, but the one regret I have is that I was on my own. My heart sang for you to see family photos of you all sharing such a special, memorable time together. Welcome home, MP XXOO