Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Kissed The Ground...

...well, not really! As we sailed into smooth and glassy waters of Moreton Bay on our way to the RQYS  Marina at Manly I felt a sense of relief that I didn't have to be controlled by the weather forecast anymore.

This was the longest sail that I have endured (in nautical miles) so of course I had 'boat' lag (poor old girl) after 22 hours awake and non-stop sailing from the Sandy Straits

 I must say that I am extremely happy to be home again and getting on with Christmas preparations. Whilst I love sailing, it's the smooth seas and the sun that I adore not the thunderstorms and the rain and the swells that rocks the boat every which way...that's how it goes!

Anyway, I am back now and actually got to do some real shopping today at one of my favourite shops, Bed Bath and Table. Haven't bought any presents yet... I must be a last minute shopper?

Here are some pics around the house today.













 
I must also thank Tamara from A Treasured Past for the gorgeous giveaway that I won from her. Nothing like a little parcel of Christmas goodies to greet me when I came home from our sailing expedition. Thanks for putting in all of those extras Tamara, I love them.

 
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18 comments:

Suz said...

Nice to 'see' you back safe and sound. It sounds like a great route, but, yeah, the weather hasn't been the best. Better luck for the next trip.
Love your festive decorating.

Just Martha said...

Aaaah, my very own favourite shop too. Do you still feel like you are on the boat now you're on land?...

A Treasured Past said...

So glad to hear that you both arrived safe and sound, and that you can now enjoy the lead up to Christmas.

I am also glad that the parcel arrived safety :) Tamara x

*Spring Blossom* said...

Welcome home!!
Love the new banner :)

Raine and Sage said...

Hope you find your land legs soon. Enjoy the shopping, you can gently rock between the christmas crowds. How did the 18 year olds painting go? Welcome home! Sonia :)

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Glad you're happy to be home ... I always love to see at least one Christmas decoration with baby Jesus ... sometimes I think he gets a bot forgotten. But that's just me being Catholic old-school!

Zondra Art said...

Welcome home!!!
I lake it your Christmas decoration, very nice and elegant.
Kisses, Zondra Art

Life in the Country Lane said...

Good to have you home Pam. Have enjoyed reading about your journey. I have been shopping at Bed Bath n Table, but no where near finished yet either. Love the turquoise in your images.
Rebecca x

La Dolce Vita said...

glad you are safe and sound, and getting on with the holidays. lovely photos!

Jenevieve said...

Glad you're back on solid ground again! The Christmas decorations are lovely! :) x

Flotsam Friends said...

Welcome home. What an amazing experience you've just had though. I so know RQYS and really enjoyed the link. I sailed there as a kid for years and years. I was a very competitive dinghy sailor. Love your shots, the blue and white decorations together are wonderful. Pruxxx

Kellie Collis said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip! These are really wonderful pieces. And that last picture is just divine! Have a glorious day, Kellie xx

Ky said...

So pleased you arrived home safely, Pam.

I love these photos!!! Just beautiful Chrissy decos. That first one is a beauty.

xx

Karen said...

I loved the blogs whilst you were traveling...glad you are home with your family safe...k x

Carly & Dan said...

Glad to hear you're home safe n sound - and in time for Christmas! :-D

bellaboo said...

You have some beautiful decorations there..love the baubles! :0)

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Pam...I think your blow up boat in the pool will be quite enough excitement for you for a while, ha, cheers katherine

maría cecilia said...

Dear Pam, wishing you and family a very happy christmas time.
cariños