Saturday, 13 July 2013

Am back!!!

Hello sweet bloggers,

Ah my own pillow at last - East or West, Home is Best.
We are back from our trip over seven seas and back. We went to the US, yes all the way to the US from Indonesia, trust me it was not a small feat. We went to pretty San Francisco for a week and then to London where my inlaws are and do believe me when I say I survived it well.
San Francisco was lovely - the weather was good on most days. We walked a lot even though the city is small. And I thought walking would help my girth get smaller but obviously it did not as I ate too much there. Lol.
We visited two little towns by ferry called Sausalito and Tiburom (not sure whether I have the right spelling). We also walked to the crookedest street - Lombard Street which was lovely and hot, tiring and sweaty as well. The exploratarium was fun for all of us and so was the Golden Gate Park. The Alcatraz prison we saw from the bay as I had already done it the last time we were here. 
I managed to go to Michael's and have to say I expected much more. I do vaguely remember visiting Michael's with a dear friend many years ago. I bought my Prisma colour pencils from there and I was on cloud nine until I discovered that I had paid much more than what the price was at Blick. Never mind, done is done and I must start enjoying my new colours. In London, we did the Windsor Castle and saw a musical called Mama Mia. Good old ABBA music! And I managed to visit Hobby Craft and The Range - what a sweet way to round off my trip.
Down below are a few photos. I did not take too many pictures this time - just wanted to enjoy it all instead of being with my camera.

 Aleeza and her Dad at the bottom of the crookedest street

The butterflies above are so beautiful and they are blue inside when they open their wings - at the Rain Forest in the Golden Gate Park

Above is a hazy view of the skyline of San Francisco from Tiburom (spelling)

Above is a card I made with a butterfly die that my dear friend Sandra sent me. And the papers were sent by Merry of Unstampabelles. Thank you, dear kind ladies for all your generosity. The sentiment is my new buy... I love embossed sentiments.

I hope all of you have been well. I will come and do my visiting soon.

If you last through this text heavy post and manage to reach the bottom, I send you lots of love,



Kirsti said...

Kiva matka teillä. Kauniit kuvat, erityiset perhoset:)

Kavitha Vadhri said...

wow thats was really a long trip. good to have you back. nice card with beautiful papers and diecuts.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip Monica, the photo's look fabulous, gorgeous card I like those butterflies,
Kevin xx

sara said...

So glad your back safe and sound. Lovely card, like those papers.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, looks like you had a wonderful time! ~Diane

jimlynn said...

So glad you're back!!!!!!!! Gorgeous pictures and know y'all had so much fun. A lot of traveling but you got to visit different places and see family....that's great!

Love this card!!! The embossed area at the bottom is so pretty and those butterflies are outstanding! Simply gorgeous!


ursula Uphof said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely holiday. Good to have you back. Hugs, Ursula

Donna Ellis said...

woo hooooo! You are back and I am so happy to see you! Loved every word of your post, and the pretty photos, too! Do you have even more photos to share in coming days? I hope so, tho I don't blame you for wanting to just "experience" everything instead of trying to capture so many shots. I imagine your in-laws were delighted to see you all. Your newest butterfly card is darling, Monica. I hope you were feeling well during your trip. hugs, de

Laura said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful vacation!! And Glad your Back. Beautiful Photos. I live AN Hour and a half away from SF. And I don't go very often. But when we do It's mainly to walk the piers. My last visit to Alcatraz was in the 90s. I need to go soon.

Beautiful card!! The embossing folder is lovely.

Helen said...

Look like you had a good time, nice card.

Linby said...

Welcome back. I was at Lombard St in April but no time to walk down it. Glad you had a good hol. Lovely card too and that sentiment does look good.
Linby x

Skye said...

Welcome back. I am glad you had a lovely holiday. Love the photos, especially the one of "Aleeza and her Dad" at Lombard St.

I like you card with the pretty butterflies and the nice embossing