Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Back From Skiathos

Just got back a couple of days ago from our annual trip to Skiathos - one of our favourite Greek islands. Why do we love it so much? Well it's quite small, we can fly from East Midlands airport (a 10 min drive), the beaches are wonderful, the town is very pretty and full of great bars and restaurants, its not too crowded and there are no night clubs or discos (that we are aware of!)
Here are a few of our holiday memories.....


We spotted a wedding party in the town one day and Brian took this lovely shot of the bride.
Iced coffee in the beach bar was a favourite before starting sunbathing!
Some of the huge variety of plant life including flowers from the sea, a heart shrub and cactus trees.

A swallows nest in the beach bar was a big attraction. They looked like puppets ...so cute!!  (Click for a closer view)

Peachy was so glad to see us when we got back; nine days of being kept in a cage at the cattery must have been hard for him to bear! After giving us loads of fuss he spent half an hour tearing up and down the stairs through the lounge and conservatory, round the garden then back in and up the stairs again (he was just a blur) - then he finally collapsed and had a nap.

Nine days without him - how did I bear it..... :-)

31 comments:

marigold jam said...

Looks idyllic - can I come next time?!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Looks like a slice of heaven to me. Your DH is quite the cutie!!! Great pics, sounds like a great holiday. xox Corrine

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ahhhh poooor Peachy...he thought you had abandoned him....I am glad he got it out of his system upon returning to his castle. He missed his obstacle course. I wish I could sleep in that position..heck, I wish I could sleep period! As far as your holiday...well, it looks wonderful there and it sounds like a great place to spend nine days,,,even without Peachy by your side.

ju-north said...

Looks great! Must put it on the list!

Jaqi said...

Fabulous photos the island looks fab :-)

Iz said...

looks utterly gorgeous - how do you manage to get back on the 'plane and come home?

Heather said...

Such a lovely place - looks like Paradise and sounds like it too. I bet Peachy is glad things are back to normal. Our cat would sulk for days after a spell in the cattery and we had to coax him into being friends again.

~*~Patty S said...

Your Greek island getaway is fantastic...I'm sure as soon as you leave you are dreaming of when you'll return again!

So enjoyed all the closeups on your gorgeous photos...those birdies are precious!

Your and your beloved look so happy and content!
Happy Days to you dear one!
oxo

Sandie said...

Lovely pics!
Poor Peachey! He definately had a good workout then!

Sandie xx

Trudi Sissons said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos of Greece and the swalllows and flowers. I studied them carefully - longing to return to Greece after hmmmm....21 years! I vowed if I ever remarried, it would be in Santorini, my favorite island - although I'm now tempted to visit your favorite!
Great blog by the way!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous place to go and relax.....I love all the pictures and I really like the way you collaged them....great idea.....

You can just tell Peachey is very happy that you are home and he can sleep in his own bed....Isn't it just so hard to go off and leave them.....?

Emma said...

Looks a great trip, I wouldn't mind a bit of midge free warmth!

Heloise said...

Looks like you had a lovely time. The swallows are lovely.

La Dolce Vita said...

oh such a gorgeous place! looks like a fabulous time! and the swallows are adorable...

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing Skiathos! I'd love to go again one of these days.
Our cat used to rush about just the same;)
xoxo Sioux

Lynette (NZ) said...

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Jan said...

Poor me, I don't have a Greek island, let alone a favorite! I am sure I'd enjoy any of them, they certainly look enticing in your photos! I do have swallows and kitties, so I can keep up with you on those counts. Glad you had a good time and that you are home safe. Poor Peaches looks so stressed out;-)

Catharina Maria said...

That is a great place to be there I think !
And Peachy , so sweet , my big love !
love from ♥RINI♥

Lynn said...

I don't know what our little Cooper would do without us that long, but one day maybe next year he will have to :(
Your photos are gorgeous, you and Brian look great, glad you had a wonderful trip!

Dot said...

Welcome back lovely Linda! Sounds like you had the perfect holiday. Your photo's are stunning. It looks like a idyllic place to holiday.
Laughing out loud at Peachy's reaction to you coming home. He must have missed you and Brian!
Dot xx

Judy S. said...

Welcome home, Linda. That sounds like a perfect vacation spot! Peachy just is too funny. What a cat!

Jacky said...

Welcome back....we missed you (and Peachy)too!
Greece looks wonderful and you look very relaxed sitting in the sunshine!!!!

Jacky xox

Vickie said...

Beautiful scenery and the nest so cute!..seems your cat really missed you.

Bunty said...

Looks lovely Linda - great photos! Skiathos looks like it's worth a visit - must put it on our list.

Peachy is so cute!

Barbara

Morna said...

What a fabulous vacation. I want to go, too!

WrightStuff said...

How spooky is this. I was just reliving my own trip to Skiathos through my blog posts and I came across a link to yours in my sidebar!

Ah yes, those iced coffees....

I adore that island. Second trip for me this year and would definitely go again and again...

Lorraine said...

I am picturing myself there chilling out rather than chilling here with the wintry weather! Love the memories box you made in memory of your dad..marvellous

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing looks like it was indeed a lovely holiday. Just caught up with all your new creations and they are beautiful. I especially love the memory box.

*jean* said...

o linda, your island looks quite dreamy....relaxing and inviting...poor peachy, he and our polly could have consoled each other! we were also gone for 9 days over beginning of july and boy! did we ever hear about it!!!

BumbleVee said...

your holiday spot looks amazing......

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