Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Being Happy

Just back from our late summer holiday to Mallorca to celebrate Hubby's 'big' Birthday. We arrived to dramatic thunderstorms which cleansed the island after 23 weeks of no rain.
Made an early start one morning and travelled by the old train to Palma.

A beautiful city, where we visited the Cathedral. 

Other days were spent walking amongst the olive groves...


Meeting some of the locals...
And making special friends of others.
Eating (too much!)

And resting.

A wonderful break with the perfect person...

We returned home to not the greatest of news...
It will change our plans for now and our dreams are back on-hold...
perhaps until next year...

For now I plan to throw myself into: My crafting - I'm booked into several fairs before Christmas. 
I have my shop to close-down at the end of November.
And perhaps I'll throw myself into Blogging a bit more again too, to ease the sadness that threatens to invade. 
The beach at Soller in Mallorca is a rich hunting ground for sea glass. Hubby and I spent several hours combing the shingle for its treasures.
Having visited Mallorca last year, I went prepared this time with some tiny crafting bottles to fill - I plan to use these in my fairy making.

Talking of which, here is my latest handmade fairy, which I've called Thimble. 
I'll continue to update my crafting blog - More details of Thimble can be found here.
Always updating my Facebook and Pinterest too :)  
Finally, what could be better than coming home to a continued Indian summer here in the UK and roses blooming in the garden again? 

Wishing you a happy week,
Niki x


  1. I wish you that everything will be OK and turn out the way you would like it too.
    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  2. Thanks Karen - you are very kind.
    Sometimes its difficult to be happy and positive when it feels its in someone else's hands...

  3. You had my kind of holiday, Niki :-)
    But.... whatever your problems are, I wish you all the best.

  4. Hi Niki, your holiday looks and sounded wonderful,i am glad you had a happy time together,so sorry to hear of the bad news looming over you,i am sending you love and prayers for brighter days and happy times,thinking of you love Krissie xxx

  5. Your holiday looked lovely, and glad that you came back to some good weather here. Hope all is alright with you all. I would like visit one of your fairs before christmas so keep an eye out for me.

    best wishes always Ginny x

  6. Niki, I'm sorry to hear you got some bad news. I hope all will turn out alright in the end.

    My heart stopped when I saw all that sea glass! My weakness! Love the pastel sea greens, turquoise and blues.

    Vacations are made for eating too much and making special friends. That little kitty looks sooooo content!


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx