Saturday, 7 March 2009

Hi everyone

I apologise for not updating sooner but life has been busy and my poor laptop died on me so ive had to rely on this old lady ( the computer ) and shes a tad slow!!

Weve also been away to the amazing Azores. If anyone has a chance to try it out please go, its like going back in time. The scenery was just amazing , the bird life just spectacular and we even managed to go dolphin and whale watching.
These are the lakes that the Azores are famous for...sete cidades. In the Seven Cities Old Kingdom there was a king which has a very pretty daughter. This little princess loved the country life so much that she walked a lot throughout the fields, contemplating mounts and valleys, villages and customs.
On a beautiful day she found a young shepherd and talked lastingly with him, and, one day, those long talks turned into a romance. Since then they started to meet every day, swearing love and mutual affection.
But the princess's father already decided her destiny because of a prince, heir of another kingdom, which intended her hand. Therefore the King had to suspend this romance with the shepherd. Thus, the princess was forbidden to meet with him again, although her father consents her a last farewell with the shepherd. But, when they met for the last time, both of them cried so much that, at their feet, two lagoons were formed: a blue one, made of the fallen tears of the pretty princess blue eyes; the other, green, made by the spilled tears of the young shepherd green eyes.
The two amorous were separated for always, but the two lagoons made from their tears remained together for the all eternity"

Probably a load of tosh but its nice and romantic isnt it?

Weather was a bit mixed but it is their winter so i wasnt expecting anything too sunny. We hired a car for a couple of days and nearly ended down the mountain side, but thats another story..needless to say we made it back safely!

This photo about sums the island up, I havent even had chance to do anything with it so this is straight from my basic camera. Arent the colours amazing?

Will post more another day rather than overload you but i wanted to share these with you.

Am trying so hard to get into Blogger and slowly but surely i am winning.

Take care and God bless



  1. oh, I'm going to check out flights and trips to there!! It looks lovely, just my type of place! And the story is sweet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I like the story, too. We have to have SOMETHING to believe in, right? lol. The pictures are very pretty. I got to see some dolphins jumping around near our boat the last time we were in Aruba, but I would LOVE to do some whale watching. That sounds wonderful. Now tell us about the car/mountain thing. Sounds scary. Hugs.

  3. As you already know- Marcel and I are probably going for our vacation this year. I am blown away by the photos and I simply am ready to pack my bags and go tomorrow.

    Did you see the whales and dolphins on your trip?

    Thank you so much fr sharing this and I loved the story about the lakes too. It is very romantic :)

    *hugs* Love you

  4. What a lovely place, and I love the story.

  5. Lovely. I am amazed by how very many other places look like your last photo: Prince Edward Island, the Shetlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, parts of the US Pacific coast, ... had a few more but cannot pull them up right now.

  6. guess you grew tired of making snow angels, eh? the pics are beautiful!

    a load of tosh? what is tosh? lol

  7. Rubbish, Ramsey. No not your comment, tosh. LOL

    Welcome home Sue. I love that last pic. :-)

  8. She lives!!!!!

    Welcome back. Lovely post Sue!!!


  9. (((Sue))), I'm so glad I found you. It's been way too long that I've been out of touch. I miss you! You look great. :)
    Love and hugs. :)

  10. Nice to see you again! Lovely pics - glad you enjoyed the trip!

  11. You look great in that photo, Sue!!

    Gorgeous pictures of your vacation in the Azores, too!

    Thankyou for the grand tour. :)