Wednesday, 11 June 2008

The long awaited sailing holiday in Greece

So I am finally going to stick up some photos about my sailing holidays in Greece. About 15 years ago my family, (Mum, Dad and younger brother), and the family of my Mum and Dads closest friend from college (Mark) plus assorted hanger onners went to Greece for 2 weeks sailing. Mark has his yacht masters so can charter a yacht, somewhere I have a diary charting the 2nd of our voyages (we liked it so much we did it twice), but for the life of me I can't find it!
Anyway we went to an area of Greece known as the Ionian Sea, which if you look on a map if on the right, the little bit of blue between Greece and Albania. We actually stayed for one night in a bay which is in sight of the Albanian border, and this was at the time when we were all more nervous about Albania than we are now. My Mum was rather nervous about that, though as it turns out she should have been far more nervous about the thunderstorm that night. We ended up motoring around the bay navigating by lightning flashes as the wind was too strong for the anchor to hold. One boat did actually loose their anchor.
Most nights however were spent eating in Greek tavernas, the days spent sailing to our next destination, with some swimming in clear blue waters. We saw a Manta Ray and had dolphins swimming on our bow.

This is of a younger looking me, and a younger looking Mum on the first trip. 

Yes my hair really used to be that long! 
This is on the second trip, you can really see the difference. Note that only some of this redness is due to sunburn. When I'm hot I go a very attractive shade of red, means you can never work out how badly you've burnt until you manage to cool down!
Our boat!
I obviously found something hilarious, I have no idea what!
Somewhere in this blurriness is our boat!
Our only meal on the boat in the perviously mentioned Albanian bay which was lacking in tavernas!

My apologies for the photos, these are scans that have been emailed. My Mum has sworn that one day she will get round to scanning in all our old film pictures, and hopefully I will get a selection of better quality. 

And I have procrastinated so much today, I'm sewing some costumes for an outdoor science day of friday, one is done, two are still on the coffee table. I'm meant to be sorting some bits out for a presentation tomorrow, and have not done any of it! I have however used a reem of paper to print my final assignment, and cleaned up the mess from last nights Wii party. Everyone should play Mariocart using a projector to fill a wall of your house at least once!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

A quickie..

Just a quick post to share something I found today that I loved, and immediately though to share with my Mum, closely followed by you guys!
This is only going to be quick as in 15 minutes I have to dash out to cook (aka cover myself with flour and get covered in icing sugar) with my Rainbows.
If you need to smile today then please go here and listen to this. I nearly spat shortbread biscuits over my computer I laughed so hard.

Today was my last day in school, and I have 1 and a half weeks left in uni before I'm a proper teacher.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

A beautiful weekend

It's gorgeous weather here in the UK. So gorgeous in fact that I'm going to be English and complain it's too hot. I have that horrible sticky feeling, but don't want to have a shower until I have unpacked from a weekend at home. I'm just watching the end of the Canadian grand prix, then will unpack, then will have a much needed shower!
I have done 3 inches of my easy sock and it's looking lovely. Some will be done on the mystery sock tonight. I have a meeting in university tomorrow, some shopping to do, and then will start my packing, only 2 weeks until I move out. I'd better start to sort out some bills to.
When I was at home earlier I also scanned a load of old holiday photos, they will appear in posts later this week.