Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Thassos

We arrived back late on Sunday.....my husband drove from Birmingham airport with the England match on the radio. I wouldn't say it was the best he's ever driven .... and I was relieved to get home. Have you ever listened to a football commentry on the radio? The commentators get over-excited when the ball goes near the goal and start shouting and their voices get higher and higher! Not a calming experience....
Anyway, we had a great time in Thassos and all my wishes were granted:
 a Mythos lager at a beach taverna

 
swimming in a turquoise sea

 
photo opportunities (our resort in the distance)

 Greek salad, wine

and interesting wildlife!
This insect was around 5" long (with antennae even longer!) ...I think the 'false eye' on its side is meant to warn off predators. If you click on it you may see its real eye. 
In the mountain village nearby I found a heart tree... 
 ......and this was our village bus stop! Very sensible.....
Final photo for today; we stayed in a resort called Golden beach (or Scala Panagia) and this is the tiny village church.
Back in a couple of days with some artwork and more photos.

25 comments:

Netty said...

Great photos Linda, you were obviously having a great time. Annette x

dosfishes said...

gorgeous, gorgeous turquoise sea. Lovely places, looks like you had a relaxing and wonderful time.

Kimmie said...

looks like a lovely getaway!!! welcome home!

Sandie's Patch said...

OOhh lovely sea!
I went to Ashby today with my sister to 'Monk's Den' a card and crafters' supply shop. In the paint/rub on colours section was a tiny tub of watercolour shimmer paint called,'Turquoise Ocean', it was absolutely the best colour I've seen that says,'Summer'.
Glad you had a lovely holiday, shame about the stressful ride home :-).

Sandie xx

WrightStuff said...

I listened to the England v Algeria game in the car. I really enjoyed the commentating - as you say it was quite an over-the-top experience!
Beautiful pictures to remind me of my holiday in Skiathos last month. Ahhh.... blisss... Look forward to seeing more.

Lori Saul said...

Looks fantastic- I feel rested already. How wonderful to visit such a colorful and inspirational place. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos- where to next?

Sandy said...

Welcome back my dear friend.
I hope you have a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo´s. Hugs.

~*~Patty said...

ahhh how do you spell r-e-f-r-e-s-h-e-d
Lovely pics and you look so cute Linda!
This appears a perfect place to visit!
Welcome Back!
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

this looks just heavenly! love seeing it all and you look so cute! love your heart shaped tree!! xx's

Judy S. said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, Linda...all that sunshine and blue skies, too! So far away though.... Glad you had fun.

Terri said...

I am so glad to see you relaxing by the sea with a lager and book! Good for you!
That grasshopper (?) is....ah.....a bit scary, I don't know if I could have got the great photo you did. I clicked on it so I could see it's eye better (ewe!).
The heart tree is very special. And I love seeing the little church, especially the inside. Wow!
Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us.
Hugs,
Terri
p.s. can't wait to see what you make!

Tara said...

Gorgeous photos and love love love the heart tree!

Heather said...

Your holiday destination looks gorgeous - glad you had a great time. That cricket/grasshopper must have been huge. Love the bus stop and the tiny church is delightful. Sad about the footie but after all it's only a game!!

Heloise said...

All looks very relaxing.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Whoa !! I wish I was there too :)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Looks like you had a great holiday. I love that heart tree!

Jensters said...

Wow how i wish i was there at the moment....just looks like peace and quite....wonderful pictures.

maggi21 said...

So beautiful.

babYpose said...

Very beautiful and I like how you did to the edge of the photos, very cool! Wonderful place, you've been!

Jaqi said...

Welcome back, and glad you had a lovely time, the holiday photos are fab, they are very 'Linda' all that beautiful turquoise. xx

ShabbyChicShaz said...

It looks so lovely on your hols. Bet it was good to recharge your batteries and bet you got lots of inspiration, looking forward to seeing what you create :)

BumbleVee said...

thank goodness you are home and safe...after silly football announcers!

It looks an absolutely wonderful place to holiday.....

Gini said...

Did that monster cricket eat any of your chips?
At five inches he wouldn't have even needed to chew before swallowing.
Gulp!

So glad you had a lovely time, it looks a beautiful place :-)

Gini
xx

Dot said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip Linda. You look very happy, healthy and relaxed in the photo's!
That cricket looks very scary to me (ulp).
So pleased you had such a wonderful time.
Dot xx

Lorraine said...

great photos..love the light and you look cool sipping lager but dont think I will click on the photo of that insect..eehhh. As for footie commentary on the radio..well at least it wasnt all your holiday! heres hoping!