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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Move it!!

What is it about breaks that makes you so tired afterwards? I think it must be all that relaxing..it makes it harder to shift back into top gear and start speeding up again. Anyway, to add to it, we have got some sun!! Really...sun, warm, hot, bright sun!!

It's not often that we get it hot here in UK, but it has been hot this week and I love it. But it is so tempting to just put off work and enjoy it. I know I shouldn't...but the little devil in me says "Oh go on, just for a while". I can almost feel the little horns poking out but still I sit a while or wander around the garden and check the flowers. I'm bad!! But....the solution is at hand...it is due to rain tomorrow and the temperature will drop...so it will be no more excuses and back to work. I mean who likes wandering around in the rain? Well, actually....I do!! But..I won't!!

I mentioned that I had visited Bruges again this trip and spent an other lovely day wandering around it's old streets and canals. It's not called the Venice of the North for nothing, it is full of bridges and calming water, with some superb buildings. Take a look.

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The Rosary Dock (Rozenhoedkaal) and the Belfry.bruge_canels_02

The squares are full of cafes with menus in English, Flemish and French, really tourist friendly.

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What more could you want than shops full of Belgian chocolates and lace?

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For the romantic there is the opportunity to ride around the town in a horse drawn carriage...at a price!!

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Okay, you have suffered my holiday snaps and now I have something for you. Just a small gift to add to the My Little Garden Kit, an alpha. I don't do many alphas but I made this one to use myself and so I thought I would share it with the rest of the kit. It has upper and lower case letters, plus 3 letter frames that you can use with the capital letters if you want...I did..

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You can download the Alpha here

 

Have a great day/evening and I hope that the sun is shining on you where ever you are.

34 comments:

tajicat said...

Wow that looks like a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for sharing the photos and the great alpha! :)

Sue P. said...

Thank you for the matching alpha June - I don't know how or why I hadn't noticed this comment space before! Will email again to chat. Sue P.

Ann said...

Your pictures are fantastic. Makes me want to climb right in and start exploring. It looks like such a beautiful place. Thanks for the alpha set also

daisydilly said...

great pictures. I know i will never get to that part of the world so thanks for sharing with us.

also thanks for the alpha

Laane said...

Thanks for the photos.
It has been a lifetime ago I've been there. So I did a bit of timetraveling.
Thanks!

Dorothy L said...

I would have taken the time to see that also. I have heard that Bruges was quaint and somewhat romantic. Now I see it really is.
Thank you for sharing such lovely photos!

Alterity Art said...

Lovely photos. I wish I wasn't afraid of planes - I could get out of the US besides the drive to Canada! Well, that's why blogs like yours are so important...it keeps us armchair travelers satisfied!

PJ said...

i have always dreamed of living in a place like that. how beautiful! please don't stop posting pics, i for one totally love them!

Keryn said...

Thank you so much June for this alpha and for the photos of Belgium.

I found them very interesting the Belgium exchange student which we had stay for a about 10 weeks was from Bruges.

suruha said...

Bruges looks lovely. Very quaint, though that term is worn out, I'm sure. LOL The lace is so pretty!

I know how you feel after a break. I have found that I often have to go home to rest. LOL I think we do so much that is out of the norm for us, that it takes us a while to get back in to the swing of every day life.

Thank you, June.

Hugs to you!

Su

Campbell Jane said...

What a magical place!

Digi Free said...

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Glynis said...

Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pics, what a lovely place.

Van said...

Great photos and thank you for the wonderful alpha!

Chris Allport said...

What a lovely surprise when I visited you blog today. The photos are wonderful.

Thank you so much for the alpha for my little garden.

Lots of luv

Chris

Pattycakes said...

Thank you!! :)

Grampy said...

What fantastic pictures. I know you had to have had a good time.
But it is tough getting back to norm.

Cindyrelly said...

Your photos are very nice June :) Thank You for taking me on a little mini-holiday this Morning! Wow, Belgium is sooooo very different than here! Okay, back to work for me.

Thank You for the Alpha :))

Split Rock Ranch said...

OMG - What a fabulous place to visit! The chocolates alone would make it worth the trip but the scenery and architecture are fabulous, too!

Yvette said...

Thank you for the wonderful alpha. Love the pictures. Sounds like you had fun.

xashee's corner said...

i have SOOOOOOOO enjoyed the photos you share!! may be the only time in my life, to see those places! :) Thank you so very much for sharing your photos AND this COOL alpha too! :) Have a TERRIFIC day!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on Jul. 02, 2009. Thanks again.

Denford said...

These are wonderful photos!!

Did you eat all that chocolate?!!

Tina T said...

One of these days I will get over to the UK, but at least I was able to enjoy your photos in the meantime. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

Beautiful places

Pam said...

I love the kit and alpha--thank you!

Jaye said...

The photos are wonderful, it's just gorgeous there! You're a lucky girl~
:D

Dorothy said...

Those pictures are absolutely beautiful I wanted to eat one of the candies and the buildings reminded me of my visit to Venice with the water.

I just love seeing how others live and noting their history and culture.

Thanks for sharing..

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

tstreasures said...

We once stopped in Bruges once about 20 yrs ago on the way to Amsterdam. We spent most of our time in the square just wandering around such a beautiful city. Lovely photos!

SammyD - Team SDK said...

Hi June :waving: just love the photos, makes me want to come your way even more now (it will happen I'm gonna make sure of it...lol)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Goodness! Your photos are like paintings, what gorgeous scenery! I hope you are having a marvelous time :D

Donna said...

THANKS so very much!

Crystal said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your stuff is awesome!

Digi Free said...

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