Monday, April 16, 2012

I'm back.....

feeling super refreshed from my break over in Perth with my daughter.  I was so happy to see her and spend time with her.  We had such a great time.  The three of us went traveling down south of Perth to the Margaret River area for 6 days of sun, fun and wine -
oh and a visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory - totally awesome!



 We did some exciting things too.... a walk along the 2km Bussellton Jetty,



a trip into the Lake Cave (350 stairs down and 350 stairs up!)

walks over rocky outcrops to visit a natural spa and to watch some amazing surfing

a couple of swims in the Indian Ocean....

We did heaps more too... I'll show some more photos during the week.

Arrived back at Auckland airport at around 10.30pm Saturday night..... sans Peter's suitcase...  It was still flying over the Tasman Sea.... somehow didn't make our flight.  Came in later that night and arrived by courier at 9.30am the next morning.... so it was back to work this morning :-(  ~ managed the full day and then picked up new printer (old one died on me yesterday - hence no Mygrafico card tonight) and then the cat.  He had been at the Cattery for the two and a bit weeks... first time on holiday for him too... It was a little wary coming home but seems to have settled now.

Saw some exciting news on FB tonight, ~ my Kissing card (here) won over on the Lily Pad blog.... how exciting is that.... so $25US to spend at Simon Says.... what fun.  I did sneak in a wee trip to Stamp-It shop in Perth and got some Stamp-It stamps... one set and two singles plus a Bo-Bunny set.   

Well that's me for tonight.  I hope you enjoyed this little slice of my holiday.  
Dawn

13 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
Welcome Home, glad you had a good time in Perth, the photos brought back a few memories for me, even if it was 34years ago, I know exactly because Nicole turned 34 this week; she was born there.
Congrats on your win too, look forward to seeing some creations soon with your new stamps!
Smiles:)
Sue

cardcreationsnz said...

Hi Dawn. Welcome back. It looks like you had a great time in Perth. It would have been lovely for you to spend time your daughter and it looks like you kept yourselves busy.

Well done with your win at Lily Pad blog! It was a lovely card. Have fun shopping with your win.

I look forward to seeing your posts again. I have missed them.

sheila said...

Dawn, it looks like you had oneAMAZING get away! Good for you! Your vacation looks to have been so fun!

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for sharing some of your wonderful trip- I've been thinking about you! What fun and lots of great memories! And, you returned to find you are a serious winner! Congrats!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Welcome home Dawn! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures and congrats on your winning card entry!

Barb said...

So glad you're home safe and sound, Dawn - been missing you! Congrats on the Lily Pad win - that card was so gorgeous! Love all the photos of your trip! Looks like a beautiful place! Welcome back! :)

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the photo share, Dawn! Your part of the world is just so exotic to me and all! Congrats to you on your win over Lily Pad! Wooohooo!! Way to go, Dawn!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Dawn, looks like you had an amazing time on your holidays, love all your photographs.

I have just seen your card on the Lily Pad Blog, huge congratulations your card is amazing!!

Lisa said...

Welcome back Dawn! Looks like an amazing vacation! Congrats on your Lily Pad win :)

Lin said...

What a wonderful vacation, Dawn! Loved all your pictures here and look forward to seeing more! Congrats on the win at Lily Pad - your card was wonderful!

Greta said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation, Dawn! Congrats on the win at Lily Pad!

Jay Gee said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time with your daughter Dawn - these are some gorgeous photos. Congrats on your Lily Pad win :)

Teresa Kline said...

wow, these are gorgeous photos....sounds like a wonderful time!

enjoy *~*