Sunday, May 9, 2010

A quick "hello"

A quick "hello" and thanks to everyone who stopped by and left comments on my blog last week while I was on vacation in sunny Portugal.  This was the view from our balcony that we woke up to each morning.... stunning eh?
I love roaming the little cobbled streets and finding buildings like this one with amazing blue tiles on the facade.  It was early in the morning so there weren't many people about.

I didn't take as many photos as I normally would.  I just sat back and enjoyed the time without checking the internet once!.  The volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland continues and if we were travelling home a day earlier we wouldn't have managed to get into our local airport and yesterday we could not have flown out of Portugal - so thankfully our scheduling was just perfect. 
The exhuberence of youth!  The boys decided to try out their speed on this fountain before its jets soaked them.... they managed to stay relatively dry! but had a wonderful time playing in it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you are in the US/Europe - wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day.


Julie M said...

Welcome home, Deirdre - lovely pictures, and weren't you lucky you managed to get there and back without a hitch.

Julie x

CinnamonSally said...

Glad you had a lovely trip Deirdre, loved that you continued with your blog while you were away, must have taken you ages to set all the days up, so clever!

Judith said...

Hi, didn't even realise you were away, how did you set up your blog like that, so clever!
Sounds like you had a relaxing holiday, just the ticket.

Yvette said...

Welcome home Deirdre, didn't realize your were away. Hope you've enjoyed your holiday. Your photo's are beautiful. Especially that last one!

Dawn T said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday and you were very lucky with your flights....

Diana said...

beautiful images. Very nice and thanks for sharing. Happy Monday in May!

Alice said...

so glad that you had a great time! thanks for sharing those wonderful photos, too! =)

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