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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Postcard from Greece

Yesterday we paid the balance for our holiday this summer. When I ask him indoors around February each year
'where do you fancy going this summer?'

his reply is invariably monosyllabic.
                                                                    'Greece'.

Then we check with our elder grandson Connor (who's been coming with us on this one since he was two, and isn't about to be left behind just yet, even at almost fourteen). Equally monosyllabic. Well, almost. At least he says please.

                                                                    'Greece please'




                  Although last year this was all we saw of him most days, till he surfaced for food!

 
Inevitably once we are booked my thoughts turn to sun, sand, long beach walks to tiny neighbouring villages, collecting stones and shells along the way. Cool glasses of wine and meze in the evening  at beach tavernas, watching spectacular suns go down behind craggy mountains.  And greek music. I was brought up in a northern seaside fishing port so I'm never happier than when I can smell and hear the sea. And the Greek people are so warm and friendly - ask Janine, who has chosen to live there! One day we will get near enough to visit her.

Today's earrings are all about the sea. Like Janine, I've been trying to use some of my stash and I had these lovely soft pink ceramic shells from Teresa (Bo) Hulley - she's on  a hiatus at the moment, having moved home and packed away her kiln for a while. We all miss her like mad.

The colours in the ocean jasper beads on top are just wonderful - storm grey, creamy white and pink, with tiny crevices. I like to juxtapose crusty with shiny and mix up the shapes, so those grey criffles from Kimberly Rogers are perfect, along with the gleaming biwa stick pearls. Blackened copper earwires from Mrs Haslam complete nicely.



 
 
 
 
So tell me your favourite holiday destination. Beach or city? Adventure or a rest?
 
See you in two weeks
 
Lindsay x
                                                             
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14 comments:

  1. Now I want a holiday in Greece! Love the contrasts of finishes and blend of textures in these.

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    1. Thanks Claire. It would do you good. xx

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  2. Woohooo, Greece. When are you all coming to visit? We could organize a bead retreat :) I am so happy you love Greece Lindsay. Your earrings are beautiful as always. I could wear these every day, while walking on the beach and enjoying a freddo cappuccino or perhaps an ouzo in a local taverna. And we do miss Teresa!!

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    1. Early August Janine - Halkididi. It'll be very hot! Freddo cappuccino - yes. And with ice cream if poss.

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    2. Definitely with ice cream. And with some loukoumadis.

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  3. I hope our next adventure will be to isle royale national park. My son lives in Duluth, MN and we plan to visit him in the fall and explore this wilderness area.

    Greece should be wonderful! Enjoy!

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    1. Sounds wonderful Kathy. Shall look forward to photos. Enjoy your time wit your son - precious!

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  4. Lindsay, these are really lovely! I too love the contrasts of crusty and shiny, round and long, textures, colors, shapes, sizes, all those things can make magic with just a few tiny pieces. And you do it so very well. The U.P., Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is always a favorite of ours, which we didn't enjoy while our son was growing up, so we're back to planning there. I thoroughly enjoyed my visits to the Caribbean side of Mexico but that was many years ago and it no longer pulls me. Not this year, but some year, I still would like to take my husband to Italy. I'd also love to visit your home and meet some of my buddies there, and also the Czech Republic. ;) Other than that, my husband and I hope to spend a lot of time seeing the many places in our own country that we've yet to see. :) Great post, Lindsay. It has me thinking of vacations! And Beautiful earrings, too, reminding me to always look for that contrast. Hugs

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  5. And you remind me that some of the most beautiful places are very near to home. And I too love Italy. One day I hope you will come over to us Norbel - that would be wonderful xx

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  6. I love the sea and beach and living on the North East coast I have it on my doorstep, but sadly, I'm not good in the sun so staying in Blighty is probably best for me! I do love a few little restful days away on my own in the Lake District too! Fab earrings, love the textures x

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    1. Thanks Carol. These days I need a hat, and I burn easily too. But Tom is a sun worshipper so I have to keep him happy x

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  7. Wow! What an awesome adventure that will be! I don't have a passport, yet I long to see the world and travel (I have a husband who has been to Prague and South Korea for business in the past two years that hates to travel...so if I ever get to go someplace it will likely be of my own doing!). I would love to go to New Zealand and the South Pacific. I would love to see Greece and Italy and France. I had always wanted to trek through India and Nepal. Alas, I am the finest armchair traveler there is! Enjoy the day! Erin

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