Monday, 5 September 2011

I'm Back!!!!!!

This morning the schools went back here and the weather turned decidedly Autumnal, how strange is that.

Anyway, I'm back after a lovely rest and raring to go with all sorts of things and I have an awful lot of catching up to do with all my lovely blogging friends, I had a quick peek last night and can't wait to see everything you've all be up too.

We came back last Wednesday from a brilliant holiday in the absolutely beautiful Lake Garda in Northern Italy. If you've been you'll know what I mean, if you haven't then try and go, it's a magical place with views at every corner. You'll be spoilt for photo opportunities.

This was our third visit. We don't normally revisit places as there are so many new things to see in the World but it just sort of draws you back and there are still new things to discover. We were also incredibly lucky with the weather. It's a mountainous area and so you cannot always be guaranteed sunshine but after weeks of rain we hit upon a fortnight when they were having a heatwave and the temperatures were in the mid 40's. Too hot really but a good excuse to lie on my sunbed and spend hours in the pool with DD.

Here are just a few photos to give you a flavour.

Looking down on all the higgledy piggledy buildings.

Lots of picturesque harbours.

How about these for lemons!!

The lake is alive with wind and kite surfers in the morning winds.

Someones beautifully decorated house name plate. Looks like Sheena may have been here with her paints!!

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left me while I was away . I can't wait to get back into my craft room and then do some blog hopping so thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Lisa welcome home again... and wow what lovely pickies there to share with us - do love the the boats in the harbour - so different from our harbour here and we have the windsurfers too, among to watch but so much strength required they tire me out watching them! My lemons on my tree at the moment are deeper colour than these.. to our eyes they are very anaemic looking - maybe the photo?
However we dont have the gorgeous skyline with all the lovely building there - that takes history! now you will be unleashed in that craft room! Blessings, Shaz in oz.x


Welcome back Lisa - so pleased you found time for some relaxation in the Italian sunshine. Garda really is stunning and your photos are fabulous - look forward to seeing you soon, hugs, Sylvia xxx

craftimamma said...

Great to have you back Lisa but even better that you've had such a lovely time. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos. My OH has never wanted to go to Italy but I'm going to show him your pics tonight and see if I can tempt him. I couldn't stand the 40 heat though!

Look forward to seeing you back in creative mode.

Lesley Xx

Jill said...

Hi Lisa, have really missed you. So glad you had a lovely holiday and I have to say it looks gorgeous from your photos! Hope it doesn't take you too long to come back down to earth!! Jill x

Sarah xx said...

Hurrah my friend is back - Hi Lisa, am so glad you had a good break -the photos are lovely and it may well be one of the places I now have to add to my list of places to travel too next?? Haven't done much since you've been away but am off next week on an exciting trip - can't wait to share xx

SueH said...

Oooo, I just love the Italian lakes.
The scenery is out of this world, so I can fully understand why you made the exception to make a return visit.
I’ve stayed in Sirmione on Lake Garda many times and I also love Baveno on Lake Maggiore.
You’re not far from Milan there either so some fab shopping to be had!

Good to see you back Lisa!


Sally H said...

Welcome back Lisa! Glad you had a fabulous break. Stunning photos!

Lisa Jane said...

oh your pics are wonderful. So glad you had a fabulous time.
Lisa x

Sam said...

Nice to see you back Lisa and I can see why you like Lake Garda. I have a friend who went there for her Honeymoon and she said it is stunning. Maybe one day!!
My little lemon tree is trying it's best in the British weather to give us lemons but they are not that big but do taste lovely!

Di said...

Welcome back Lisa - really stunning photos! Glad you had a super holiday - return visits are good to exceptional places and Lake Garda certainly qualifies! Di xx

Lynda said...

Welcome home Lisa - what a wonderful place it looks.

Love Lynda xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, nice to see you back, you've been missed, and great to hear you had such a wonderful holiday. I've passed Lake Garda on my way south once so just caught a glimpse - it looks spectacular. Great photos - and I so remember those lemons. We brought back our very own door tile on one of our trips - it's decorated with lemons too. I've been to Italy twice and I certainly would go back to somewhere I love - for me that would be Sienna. Now, you've got me wishing and dreaming again :) Elizabeth x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Lisa, its nice to see you back! So pleased you had a good holiday and the weather was good. Lake Garda is a gorgeous place and somewhere I would like to revisit, especially after looking at your photos!
Are you going to Harrogate on Saturday?
Love Avril xx

Emma said...

Welcome home, my lovely friend!! It's so good to have you back and see your comments on my blog!! I've missed you...

So jealous of your Italian holiday, it looked fabulous...Italy is one of my favourite places and I have wonderful memories of Sorrento!
Looking forward to you getting back to crafting.
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Welcome back.

I am so pleased you have had a lovely holiday .. .. your photographs look amazing!!

We have never been to Italy .. it looks great .. .. but sounds a little warm!! LOL!!!

I bet your fingers are itching to get crafting again.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog .. . and yes you are right .. .. things are busy!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

We know Lake Garda very well Lisa and have spent many happy holidays there and Lake Maggiore, a beautiful part of Italy.

So sorry I don't get round too often, but the eyes are behaving today so thought I would have a little hop about and to say thanks for your visits.

B x

Debbie Dolphin said...

Glad you had a fab holidaay Lisa. It sure looks gorgeous where you went.Would love to go there xxx
Debbie xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow such gorgeous scenery, glad you've managed to recharge. Kezzy x