Sunday, 1 June 2008

Flowers

It's show and tell time again!


These are the flowers that are indirectly responsible for a trip to Australia!! What I mean by that is that my cousin, Sarah, got married to Phil in March of this year, and I was invited to the wedding!

Now, it is a loooong way from the United Kingdom to Australia, but this was the perfect opportunity to go to Australia for the first time (hopefully not the only time) and see what it is like! I had a great time having a mini-summer in the middle of spring and visiting four different areas of Australia.

I went to Sydney, Adelaide (where the wedding was), Melbourne and the Whitsunday Islands and despite the searing heat of Adelaide and Melbourne I had a great time - suprisingly Sydney and the Whitsunday Islands weren't nearly so hot; or rather that should be that Adelaide in particular was suffering an incredible heatwave.

Those flowers will always be a reminder of that amazing trip, this is one wedding anniversary that I am unlikely to forget! If are you interested in reading more about my trip, you can read about the stopover in Singapore, my time in Sydney and in the sunshine, the post before I flew to Adelaide and the HEAT, and not forgetting a little bit about the wedding before visiting Melbourne and sending one final message from Australia and, on getting home, uploading a measly few photos to my blog!!! (Hmmm, I clearly blogged more than I thought whilst I was away!)

14 comments:

Fertilized said...

wow look how pretty.

The US is a long way toAustralia also. But I Really want to go one day!

JuliaS said...

Beautiful flowers sounds like it was a wonderful occasion!

JamieD said...

Beautiful flowers and a perfect excuse for an Australian vacation!

I would love to go, but it is such a long trip. If someone were to get married there and invite me, I guess I would ~have~ to go . . .

chicklet said...

I like that you used the flowers as the tie-in to why you went. Nicely done.

DC said...

Wow! That might be the most gorgeous bouquet I've evere seen!

I'm glad your trip to Australia was a success. My hubby and I are hoping to make it there soon.

Duck said...

the flowers are so pretty.

nacomleavmo

waitinginline said...

Here from NCLM

What a beautfiul bouquet! Wow!

I've heard such wonderful things about Australia. Maybe someday I'll find a reason to take a trip there.

Glad you had such a good trip!

Sam said...

Beautiful flowers, and sounds like a fun trip!

Panamahat said...

Hello from NCLM and Australia. I am pleased you had such a lovely time. I live in the south west of the country and love it dearly. During the 90's, I spent 4 yrs living in the UK, so I well know the distance between the two countries. I hate the flight, but I like to go back every 2-4 years to visit my dear friends.

I hope you get to come again. And if you do, the west coast is very special, from Broome to Esperance. You'll need a couple of months though!!

Dana said...

Amazing flowers and it sounds like an amazing trip!

Lori said...

NCLM and Show & Teller here.

What a beautiful bouquet. So glad you were able to go Downunder from Upover.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

gorgeous flowers!

Arlene,
Tacoma flowers

Sassy said...

It's so interesting to hear you talk of visiting Australia. I'm blogging about that at the moment so it was cool to hear your thoughts.

Juicy said...

gorgeous flowers and I'm super jealous at your trip!

I've learned Australia is hot from "From A Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson. Very good read, btw.

(here from NCLM)