Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Flying High....


So Captain Tim has some business to do in Slovenia
and i'm tagging along as baggage....eeeek!

More importantly we are going there by airplane... sailing!

Tim and I definitely have a soft spot in our hearts for Slovenia.
Its a beautiful country
with a lot of friends and great people there.
Of course its also the place we met..... 
Lots of shiny memories..

In fact one of the things that we are quite
excited to do is go to the little pizza restaurant
near where Tim used to live.

We realised the other day that everytime we see 
Bolognaise Pizza on a menu we get very excited
and order it in eager anticipation.
Because we LOVE bolognaise pizza....

EVERYTIME we are disappointed,
because the Bolognaise Pizza 
we have ordered just doesnt live up to the  
memories of the bolognaise pizza from that little pizzeria.
(which we dont even remember the name of!)

We were trying to figure it out the other day,
what was it that made that one so much better?

we hope our memories have not been 
tricking us all this time.

I look forward to seeing friends
and places and memories
and hope to make them more sparkly.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wedding - ceremony venue

We had our wedding ceremony at Inchcom Island

Tim said if he was going to get married in Scotland it would be in a castle...
well technically it was an Abbey but it was just as groovy.

We did a lot of searching for the perfect place.
We ended up picking this one because it was not so far from my home
(in fact you can pretty much see my house from the island...
and i never even knew that it existed before hand!)

And also because it was on an Island...
and well you cant take my timothy away from water for too long.

It was kind of cool to have the whole island to ourselves as well.
it really felt like our own little haven!

To get there we had hired out the local ferry 

I went on a bit earlier and hid in the Captains Quarter with all my bridesmaids.

i remember just being so excited the whole way over.
i wonder if i was meant to have nerves or something....i was too busy enjoying myself.
from my little quarters i could hear all the guests enjoying themslevs,
including my little brothers singing along very loudly to the music
playlist we had picked for the journey.

All the wedding guests and Tim were piped onto the 
he was pretty awesome, we found him on Gumtree.
at one point i asked him if he knew a tune that i liked, he didnt but i hummed it to him and then he managed to pick it up ant play it!)
He also piped the Star Wars theme tune, which was a favourite.

On arrival to the Island there were lots of seals out sunbathing.

Saturday, October 27, 2012



Its pretty hard to keep up a blog when your floating on a boat with limited internet connection.

We've gone from the uk to spain and am currently in portugal
heading to the Canary Islands soon.

Here are some of my thoughts on sailing  and my current life in general- 

i do not like the motion of the ocean...
all the up and down, too and fro, side to side makes my head spin 
and my tummy churn.

I do not have sea legs...
they are definitely land lovers legs that like a firm foundation.

Cooking on a bumpy boat is tricky...
it can end up in pumpkin soup being spilled down the walls.

Pumpkin soup can look like vomit...
and make you want to wretch...
to create your very own pumpkin soup creation.

sailing in the wind, hail, lightening, rain and fog is not fun.
i can tell you this from experience.

In the last week (or two, i loose track of the days)
i have sailed on the Irish Sea,
the bay of biscay
and the atlantic ocean.

You can see awesome stars at night when on night watch
in the middle of the ocean.

Going to new locations is fun,

The arriving part is more fun than the travelling part
in my opinion.

i'd rather take a plane.

one of my first things to do when arriving in a new location
is to find my local church,
find my local adult ballet class
find my local swimming pool

most of these are pretty hard to find.

i'm feeling fairly unfit.

It is AWESOME spending every hour of everyday with my husband.

i was a bit apprehensive before i came on the boat
seeing as the last  2 years of our relationship were long distance,
but the more time i spend with him the more 
i enjoy it.

we've barely spent more than an hour or two apart since we've been married.
thats pretty weird right!
but great!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Castle hunting in wales.....

After Ireland we headed to the north of wales
to a little village called Hollyhead.

To be honest Hollyhead wasnt all that classy a place.
In fact we went to the cinema there and was a pretty funny experience.
i think we may have been the only people to visit it in a long time.
We got a grand tour of the whole establishment...
it may also have been the dirtiest cinema i've ever been in too...

But we did get a chance to hire a car and drive around north wales.
And boy oh boy was it beautiful.

Tim and i like to go see old castles and wales had a few corkers to offer.

We went and visited 3 casltes, all built in the same time period by Edward.
There are no castles like these in Scotland,
mainly because we didnt let Edward conquer us like the Welsh did....
there is a little movie called Braveheart all about it.

I totally suck and cant remember any of the names of any of the castles.

We got a bit peckish and drove by this beautiful little tea house that was on the side of a river.

and then we drove into the Snowdonian Mountain range to go to a copper mine

creepy little Chucky style mannequins

Monday, October 15, 2012

the irish sea

Today we crossed the Irish Sea again
and i didnt vomit...

this is progress.

We also spent half our trip with some dolphins racing against our boat.
They came so close i felt like a mermaid.