Saturday, September 08, 2012

A late summer vacation - good moments in the sun :-)

Kleopatra beach

After a long cold and wet summer, it was so good to travel south, to Alanya, Turkey!

champagne 1

At the airport - one for the road :-)

P1060912A week passes so fast, but with the very best travel company, we enjoyed every minute.

P1060914The Turkish bread we always gets for a starter when we eat is so good, and the Turkish beer is nice and refreshing. I am usually not much of a beer drinker, but the Efes beer is Good.


We had the pleasure of visiting a former colleague of DH, who is living in the Alanya area with his wife the best part of the year. The apartment building where they live is all covered in mosaic. A cute quilt pattern, don't you think ?

Lillian took us to her favourite sewing shop and her favourite knitting shop.


P1060942P1060943The knitting shop is run by a cat lover :-)
I guess his furry friends are doing their duty keeping the mice away.


We also had the pleasure of visiting the fish and veggie market. The smells of all the fresh goods are so nice.


Fish Spa for the feet was so fun - and quite tickling for the first minutes :-)
After a few minutes it was very comfortable, like a foot massage. 20 minutes went fast.



All in all we had a lovely week, with lazy hours on the beach, nice walks, good food and excellent company. We even got a thread of stitchery done, in the early morning hours when DH was still sleeping, or in the afternoon after the beach.

good food hasir

hanne alanya


I am already looking forward to go back next year!


Rules for Happiness:
something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.



  1. Wonderful pictures, Hanne. I'm so glad you shared them with us. It looks like a beautiful part of the world.
    I love the "quilt pattern" in the mosaic wall. How fun!

  2. Good memories:-):-)

  3. Så mange koselige bilder=D
    Ser ut som dere hadde det kjempefint=D

  4. it looks like you have a wonderful time

  5. What a lovely holiday. Yes the mosaic would make a good quilt pattern. You really explored an aladdin's cave of wonders in the craft shops.

    What fun with the fish spa. Good food, good friends and good weather- sounds like a great hols.

  6. Så nydelig med litt sommer, flotte bilder. Gøy med nye stoff og garnbutikker

  7. Oh Hanne what a beautiful vacation. I just know that you all had a wonderful time. Seeing those photos of the fish spa makes me giggle. Wonderful to see you and May stitching together.

  8. I'm happy for you!!! And it is nice to see that you could catch quilting inspiration everywhere around you:D. mange klemmer.

  9. Sounds like a wonderful holiday and some stitching done as well. Those fish must be kept very busy -- as it seems popular. Welcome back to blogland!


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