Friday, January 11, 2013

Time Flies..........

Medieval Astronomical Clock in Prague:      1410
Hello. Happy New Year !
I know it's been a long time.
Firstly, thank you to all those lovely friends who have followed my travels on Facebook and Instagram and left me comments to let me know that I had not been completely forgotten.
It's taken me a while to get out of holiday mode. As we missed Christmas and New Year at home, the days have been filled with a series of social and family "catch ups"and enjoying warm evenings outside sipping good Australian wine or Gin & Tonics........very different from the past month where it was dark at four o'clock and we'd be sipping Gluhwein to get warm.
I did have a bit of a wake up call last night tho, that I needed to get my life and house cleaned up and back in order....................
a spider crawled on me. In bed. It woke me up.
I didn't know it was a spider at the time, I just felt something crawling on my neck and imagined that's what a spider would feel like. It was dark and I was half asleep so I  just brushed at it. About five minutes later I felt it again crawling on my collar bone (that's really close to my face !), and this time I actually picked it up in my fingers (I picked up a spider!) and quickly flung it away from me.............
I turned on the lamp to see if it was on the floor near the bed. Nothing there. Told hubby "a spider was just crawling on me !"The response; again, 'nothing'.
Anyway, this morning as I was picking up some clothes on the chair next to my bed, there, on the cushion, was this "massive" (not exaggerating), fat bodied, spiky legged, jet black spider.............
this was the creature that had crawled on me during the night ! After I had disposed of it ( humanely), and looked at the cushion, I could see by it's well established web, that this spider had moved in around Christmas time and made itself at home.
 OK, time to dust off the cobwebs, do a thorough clean, turn the computer on and get back to a respectable, daily routine.
I have lots of photos to edit and share, and some creative projects to start. I've definitely been inspired by the beauty of Europe and the amazing cities we visited and stayed in.
Thank you so much for "coming back" to visit me.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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  1. Hi Gayle! That is such an awesome photograph!!!!! So glad you had a lovely holiday! And I hate spiders! So I would of been disturbed for life had that happened to me!! Lol! Freak out! xo

  2. sounds like you had a fantastic time away, I look forward to seeing all your photographs. It also sounds like you have a big year ahead with lots of plans!

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  4. Hi Gayle Happy New Year !!!!
    Good to see you are back to normal again, I can't stand spiders too. Can't wait to see your creations this year because I have a feeling that there will be lots from travels photos, which I can't wait to see and I know will look awesome :)

  5. So happy to see you back.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip. I am excited to see all your photo. I just love the photo of this clock.. And I am freaking out a little just hearing about the spider. How scary..

    So glad to have you back..


  7. Oh wow, I would be dead from that encounter. Honestly, my worst nightmare.
    Sounds like you had a lovely time away and look forward to you pics and creations.

  8. this is a gorgeous clock! How scary.. that spider holy cow! be safe.

  9. I am really enjoying your photographs so much, your eye for beautiful detail and design is unerring. So many just snap tourist piccies and never stop to really soak in and appreciate the exquisite craftmanship that can be seen everywhere in Europe. More than a thousand years of marvellous artistry. I can see how your mind stores away impressions that you use in your art. This clock is amazing and I am sure we will see something derived from it in one of your future projects. Much love,


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