Thursday, 21 August 2008

SUMMER SUN ~ no not England lol ~ CORFU GREECE

Have been to a few Greek Islands in my time ~and fond memories, my first love was Greek too.

Anyway years and years later this summer I have returned with my family back to a Greek island, this time Corfu . Everyday was beautiful sunshine while back home was the worst August ever. I am soooo glad that I went away.

We had plenty to do, the hotel complex that we stayed at had everything - the view from the balcony made the sea so inviting.A lovely beach , swimming pools ,water sports.
hold on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had trips too, we went out all day on a boat shadowed by 2 others whose company would be obvious later on.Yep water fights with neighbouring boats - zambouka competitions and lots of Greek dancing. jumping from the top of the boat

had a great beach barbecue too -
it was so great that we took another boat trip a quieter affair visiting more coves, sailing into caves and lagoons, stopping at tavernas, diving off the boat into beautiful clear aqua water, One evening we visited old Corfu Town .
with musicians
church processions

and a beautiful church with icons filling the walls with beauty all adding to the magic.
and lovely meal too.
Back at the hotel we enjoyed all the activities
happy hour in the cocktail bar- :))))
and were dragged up to do some Greek Dancing - I won't show those pictures lol
even the youngest joined us -

my son found lots to do - he is a great swimmer and swims for a club but he spent most of his time in the games room - playing pool and other games LOL
Mind you he made a few friends there including Dutch and Belgium, German, Italian and of course the English too .
And this little one had a fine time, I tell you what this little darling fluttered her eyelashes at all the gentleman - all cooing over her.
-LOL and even our Greek maitre'd made sure she had plenty of chocolate spread everyday -
he spread it all over her lips , dummy and bottle - much to her mother's annoyance - then proceeded to make sure she always had plenty of ice cream LOL.
- but thank you Christos you looked after us very well and so did all your staff. We felt very special xx


The Rose Room said...

What a wonderful, wonderful looking holiday! Rachael

Lori said...

Ginny, your vacation pictures are wonderful...what a gorgeous place to have a beautiful family:)

Natasha Burns said...

So glad you had a lovely time Ginny! Happy to see you back, and that you got to have a warm beautiful Summer!

Sandra at 7th St. Studio said...

Oh greece looks lovely!!! Makes me want to get on a plane and go!! The water is so pretty, wish the Texas coast looked as lovely!!LOL

Pink Slippers said...

Funny I am married to a greek. Love the food!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh-h-h-h what a lovely time you must have had! How absolutely beautiful! I can feel the sun on my face now! So happy you enjoyed yourself. The little one is adorable!


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
Lovely to see you all enjoying yourselves - looks like a fun holiday - with sunshine too - I'd almost forgotten what that looks like!!
Niki x

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ginny... what a beautiful vacation you have had! I loved seeing the photos of the beautiful water and you having some happy memories with your family!! xoxo Heather

Katta said...

Nice to see your beutiful pictures from Corfu, my favourite island in Greese ben there many thimes.Katta

Carol said...

Oh gorgeous pictures from Greece Ginny! Looks like you had a splendid time there. I'm off to a business trip to Athens tomorrow morning and hope for sunny weather too.
Btw I have an Italian paper giveaway on my blog for my 3 years blogiversary and I don't want you to miss out on it, so come on by if you can!
Warmest wishes sends you
Carola xox

Miles Away In France said...

Your photos are lovely, I could just jump in that sea right now.

Racheal x

Fleur de Bee said...

YOU LUCKY GIRL!!!!!!!! FAB pictures!!! I want to go!

xx Molly
(ballerinagurl on flickr)

teacupsandpoodles said...

Hi, Your pictures turned out great! Looks like a wonderful vacation! Time to do another one!
Mary Ann

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I lived on the island of Crete for a year. Your images bring back so many memories.

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