Saturday, 23 June 2007

In search of a little sunshine

Somehow a Melbourne winter is not so cosy and romantic when your beloved is thousands of miles away. With The Writer there unsurprisingly London is calling!



We have decided it is also an ideal time for a little holiday. A carefree summer in Europe seemed an appropriate way for me to farewell The Writer for a little while before he settles in London and I return to Melbourne. Before that I look forward to a month of long days soaking up the sun on the European shores. I am hopeful the weather will be considerably warmer than our last visit to the UK a few months ago!



We will also be staying in Cambridge and this time I have been promised there will be punting!



I fly to London tomorrow then onto Spain, Italy and Croatia. I will attempt to post regularly but otherwise expect a full account upon my return.

23 comments:

jfox said...

have fun in the northern sun truffle, look fwd to hearing of your gastronomic adventures ;D

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Have a wonderful trip and look forward to reading all about it.

The Gourmand said...

Wow! Looks so pretty. Cold like a fairytale. Very me. I hate the sun- SPF 50 head to toe all year round. Dine at River Csfe and Locanda for me. X

Wendy said...

Have an amazing time!

katiez said...

Ooooh, that all sounds wonderful!
Have a great time!

steph said...

Sounds like a fabulous vacation. I am totally jealous (especially about the Croatia part). Have fun!

Nora B. said...

Truffle, I hope that you will have a wonderful time in Europe. I'm taking a short break too but just for a short vacation probably a few hours south of Sydney. "See" you when you get back.

Truffle said...

Jfox- Thank you so much! I plan to do a lot of working to compensate for all the eating :)

Amanda- Thank you for everything. You have been absolutely brilliant in helping with your recommendations. I really appreciate it.

The Gourmand- It was incredibly romantic in winter and I highly recommend it if you don't mind a bit of rain. I'll definitely try to get a booking at one or both ! xx

Wendy- Thanks you! I look forward to catching up on your posts when I get back :)

Katiez- Thanks. I am so excited!

Steph- Thank you! I'll take lots of pictures to share when I get back. I'm also very excited about Croatia as I've heard such good things.

Nora- That sounds lovely. We used to holiday in the south a lot when I lived in Sydney. Where are you going?

Susan said...

I'm a little late to comment (Sunday evening NY time), but have a marvelous time wherever you are.
If your trip is anything like the snippets of photos posted here, Truffle, you have many beautiful memories to look forward to.

Lucy said...

Lovely.

Punting in Cambridge, eh? Marvellous stuff.

Can't wait to see what new ideas you return with..

Cynthia said...

Have a good time my friend. Perhaps next year you can consider coming to the Caribbean :) and you don't have to wait until summer, you can come anytime you want because it is summer all-year round here.

I look forward to your travel posts, if not, will wait for the promised full account upon your return.

Nora B. said...

I didn't know that you used to live in Sydney. Well, we were thinking of Kiama and we will try to book a house by the beach. It's all very last minute, so hopefully we can still find something nice...and with heating!

Johanna said...

thanks for the great photos - hope you enjoy your trip - may it be full of sunshine and fine foods!

Mel. said...

Greetings, truffle, from Oxford! Hope you're enjoying Europe too, I certainly am! (Well, the Spain part, which I am about to post about). Have a great holiday!

Nora B. said...

Truffle, you are probably still on vacation. Just letting you know that I tagged you for a meme, have a look on my blog for a post dated 10 July. Of course, you are not obliged to participate.

IronEaters said...

Wow...I love to c those ancient buildings there =D Have a great trip!!

www.cocoandme.com said...

Hope you are having fun in London - it's been v.v.rainy tho - hope you got your self a good brolly! If you ever happen to read this whilst in London, do visit Broadway market! (farmer's food market in E.London!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Truffle!!
Hope you're having fun. we'ew missing your posts..... :(

this little mainyacha said...

Nice pictures!!

Truffle said...

Susan-Thank you so much for the kind words :)

Thanks Lucy. Will be posting about it soon.

Cynthia- I'd love to visit the Caribbean, it wounds gorgeous!
Nora- Kiama is lovely. I hope you had an amazing time!


Johanna- Thanks so very much!

Mel-
Will pop over to read about your travels soon!

Thanks Nora- Will get onto it this weekend :)

Iron eaters- thanks!

Cocoandme- I was very fortunate to miss most of the rain. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to check it out on the next trip :)

Anonymous- Thank you! I'll be posting very soon.

This little mainyacha- thank you!

Anonymous said...

When are you going to show us what you've been eating Truffle? Your readers can't wait!

Betty C. said...

What a fabulous series of photos. I only live four hours from Barcelona but rarely go.

London is pretty great for food too, although probably pricier...I just went there in May...have fun!

BC said...

What great pictures. I'm putting it on my list of places to go.