Monday, 1 August 2011

I'm back!

I'm back! And I missed you all so much! I had to force myself not to look at blogs every time I checked my email. And it was HARD.

Anyhoo, let me give you a quick run down of my holiday in photos ...

As you know, we went here:
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and the rooms were total CRAP and I couldn't sleep properly because the beds were lumpy:
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But thankfully we had this beach:
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And we had the view of this sunrise from our balcony:
My photo!

But by one week in we got kinda bored and our backs ached from the horrible beds and we got snarky at the woman who dictated everything we ought to do: "No, you are not allowed to eat your breakfast outside. No you are not allowed to take your lunch to your room. No you can't sit there because it's set for three people. Sit here where there are only two plates." Ugh. We felt like we were on a school camp with a bully teacher. So we left early and headed for a village in the mountains called Kalavrita and stayed here ... *sigh* ... 
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And we took a look around ... *sigh* ... *trickle trickle* ...
My photo!

and drank Ouzo, nibbled on fresh trout, soaked up the cool fresh air and finally relaxed ... *ahhh*

until we returned earlier than expected ...


But it's great to be back! Really! ;o)
Hope you are all having a great summer!

PS: Remember the post where I talked about being careful what you wrote online? The article I was referring to is now live on Jim Murdoch's Blog. Check it out! He's also DEFINITELY worth following. Brilliant brilliant man ...


40 comments:

  1. Love the pics! Envy the trickle stream one. I miss flowing rivers and streams. Love the frazzled look you now wear. LOL

    Welcome back.x

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  2. ahhh, the pictures are awesome! glad you had fun! :)

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  3. Hi Jess .. sounds a bit hit and miss .. but your stay in the mountains - looks lovely ... welcome back!

    Cheers - Hilary

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  4. Take to the hills! And excellent photo - it looks like two streams joining into one.

    Very glad to see you back!

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  5. Glad you're back and had a great vacation!

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  6. A vacation with a little bit of everything and all the pictures to prove it. Happy summer vacation memories.

    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  7. Looks like the second room was much more enjoyable! I'm glad that in the end you had a nice relaxing vacation.

    I always need a vacation after the vacation!!!! Never seems like you have enough time to recoop!

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  8. This looks like a beautiful vacation. I'm not sure I would have liked someone telling me where to eat and where to sit either.

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  9. Welcome back...we missed you. Love the photos especially the golden path across the water to the sun.

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  10. Greece is a beautiful country, pity about the hotel, and especially Ms Bossy!
    The mountain "retreat" looks very inviting.

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  11. I'm sorry your hotel was such a drag but those beach pics were amazing. I just wanted to let you know, I finished your novel and plan to post a review of it this week on my blog, probably on Friday.

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  12. half of my country is in Greece during summer :)
    Seems like you had a great time, Jess!

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  13. What great pictures. Glad to hear you were able to make the most of the experience--that's the way to avoid regrets! Welcome back!

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  14. Welcome back Jessica, lovely pictures some more meories made.

    Yvonne.

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  15. Okay, that last picture totally had me in stitches! Glad you had a good break!

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  16. Welcome back, Jessica! Man, that bossy lady should NOT be running a vacation spot! Talk about not relaxing! Glad it was salvaged though. Sounds amazing!

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  17. Welcome back! Looks like an amazing trip. Glad you got away from the bully teacher. She sounds like a great character for a story though! :-)

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  18. hi miss jessica! for sure i missed you sooooo much. im just happy you got a nice holiday even if that one part was lumpy and grumpy. ha ha. i love all the cool pics specially that last one. :)
    ...big hugs from lenny

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  19. Welcome back, Jessica. The photos are gorgeous. Makes me even more excited to get to Greece in September.
    Karen

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  20. LOL! You're so funny... the second place looks very calm and peaceful. And I can see you were enjoying yourself. Although I couldn't help wondering who the little bed was for. Your pup?

    Nothing like returning from a restful vacay exhausted. *snort* glad you're back~ <3

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  22. I hope you feel fully refreshed - welcome back:-)

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  23. lol- welcome back! Awesome photos!

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  24. Glad you're back and had a good time! Sorry about the lumpy beds.

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  25. Sounds amazing, and we're glad you're back ;D

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  26. Welcome back! It all looks beautiful . . . even if the first place wasn't ideal. But that second place. Mmmm . . . very nice. :)

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  27. that beach looks like it was a painful (the rocks). was it?

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  28. Haha! Love the pics! Glad to hear you had fun. Welcome back! ;)

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  29. Wow, that looks so fabulous. Nice, nice, nice. Glad you had a wonderful time, and glad to have you back :)

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  30. What was wrong with that woman? Didn't you tell her you were on vacation - back off?

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  31. Lumpy beds are awful. And your hotel rules sound like some horrid, dystopian-like society. I'm glad you got out!

    Glad you're back. I'll check the link.

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  32. Welcome back and the first beds have hospital corners, should have been a clue. :) BTW, like the new doo in that last photo. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  33. That second place was definitely MUCH better! :D

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  34. Welcome back Jessica and glad you got away from the drill sergeant.

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  35. @j. littlejohn : Nope the pebbles are wonderful. I'm used to it now having lived here for ten years. So much better than sand getting stuck everywhere where the sun don't shine ;o)

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  36. Welcome home! Sans the lumpy beds and Bossy Boots, it sounds like a great vacation.

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  37. I would have punched that woman in the face. Ugh. But it sounds like you had a fabulous time despite her bossiness and the lumpy beds. Nibbling on trout sounds wonderful. Isn't it funny how vacations can wear you out?

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  38. What's up with that woman telling you what to do?? Hmp.

    Great photos, Jess! I love the last one the most! LOL!

    Welcome back!!!! Mwah!

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  39. Welcome back Jessica! LOL on that room, it looks so familiar - exactly like the room in the resorts my family sometimes stayed at in various parts of Turkey.

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  40. Nice pics. The hotel looks kinda like a dormitory. Checking out that other post.

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