Blog Archive for the tag 'Travel'
June 6th 2012
Filed under General, Travels
It’s been so long since I have written a proper blog post, I am sure you have been wondering what I have been up to.
First off, we had a little holiday in Portugal (the sun was out most the time but obviously not on the day I took my photos).
Since where we were staying was so close to Seville (about a 2 hour drive), we decided to head over the border for some Tapas and to check out the Plaza de España as it was used as a location for the Attack of the Clones.
Whilst, away it struck me that my life had become very static, with the pregnancies and my operation, I haven’t made any effort to improve my career or job opportunities so, after we returned, I signed up to return to school, I am planning on taking a few course over the next year to improve my Web Design skills and learn some new ones (HTML5).
I set about starting up a little side line venture Prêt-À-Tricoter, and we put out our first Knitting Kit – themed around the Hunger Games (there are a few still available if you are interested). On top of that I am currently doing an internship to improve my Social Media networking skills.
When we returned home Jason’s eczema flared up pretty badly and he began a cycle of antihistamine, lotions and anti-boitics. After a few weeks, when Jason’s eczema showed no signs of improving (in fact it was getting worse), and we ended up at A&E, after he developed a fever. He was diagnosed with a Staph Infection and spend the next 24 hours in hospital have more antibiotics administered via an IV – this was only the third time in our five year marriage Jason and I have not slept in the same bed (one of the others being when I was in hospital last year). It seems to be under control now and we are just hoping it doesn’t get that sever again.
Sitting around the hospital for 24 hours and then the numerous follow up doctors and dermotoligist appointment have meant I had a lot of time to knit. Firstly, on a Wingspan shawl and also on Ruth’s Mystery Sock KAL
October 27th 2010
Filed under General, Sweaters, Travels
We are off on our summer holiday (yes I realise it is Autumn) at the end of the week and I have been in a frenzy to finish off some of my current knitting projects.
- The Ishbel shawl I am working on would be the perfect wrap to keep my warm on the plane (am I the only person who freezes on airplanes).
- I figured the socks I am knitting for Jason could become his lucky gambling sock in Las Vegas.
- Seeing as I complete missed out finishing my Feather-weight Cardigan for the summer here, maybe I could use it as a cover up in the evening on the beach.
- I also have something planned for a special little lady.
So which ones will I finish? I will post some photos on holiday of us in completed projects!
April 30th 2009
Filed under Travels
Things have been a little stressed in the ‘deia household lately… realising we haven’t had a holiday in nearly a year we decided to spend last weekend in Brussels. I only had a few days to do some travelling research (e.g. posting on Ravelry to find all the decent yarn stores), as a result I never did find a yarn store! But I did find great beer, mussels and of course chocolate!
June 13th 2008
Filed under General
Well I have finally sorted out my photos! Although we had been to Boston before, this was the first time in the Summer and that can only mean one thing – Baseball! Most the time you see Jason he is wearing a Red Sox Cap, so as a belated anniversary present I brought him tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway Park.
The Bull & Finch Pub AKA Cheers
Wally the Green Monster!
Time Square – we stayed just around the corner – Thank you Priceline!
Seeing as we were in New York the same weekend the Sex in the City movie opened it made sense to go on the Location Tour and see the film! As you can image the tour was a girly fest, a trip to a sex store, cupcakes and cosmo’s!
The Stoop from Sex and the City
Cosmo’s on the Sex in the City Tour!
June 4th 2008
Filed under General, Stash Enhancement, Travels
1. Stitch Markers, 2. Blue Heron Rayon,
3. Malabrigo Lace, 4. Wildfoote Sock Yarn
Well I am back, and look at the goodies I brought home with me… Stitch Markers, a cute sheep and lobster (to remind me of our time in Cape Cod), Rayon and Malabrigo to make shawls and some sock yarn to make Jason another pair of socks.
1. Superwash Merino Sock – Semi-Solid, 2. Socks that Rock – Mediumweight, 3. Snarky Design Sock,
4. Margo, 5. MadelineTosh Sock, 6. Wexford Merino Silk,
7. 900 MHz Merino, 8. S.A.S.S.Y, 9. Velocity by sKnitches
When I returned home as well as getting some sad news, I was greeted by a parcel containing a Dream Stash and I have to say it really is a Dream Stash – my favourite yarn changes everytime I look at them… I now I have to find some patterns to do this yarn justice.
May 23rd 2008
Filed under Travels
An important part of my life has always been my desire to travel – without a doubt this love came from my father. I have the memory of watching a documentary on whether the Hanging Gardens of Babylon existed, and my Dad explaining to me about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and how most of them had been destroyed. Years later we would discuss what the “must see” sites of the world would be now and we never did complete a final list.
Last summer, the new Seven Wonders of the World were announced, when I read the list a smiled knowing my dad had managed to see all these wonders, but also that I was lucky enough to share some of these experiences with him.
Our first major family holiday was for six weeks to India; although the holiday was intended for us to spend time with our family it was important for my dad that we saw the country as well. Although I was still very young for this holiday I remember the long coach ride from Delhi to Agra, to see the Taj Mahal. I had no idea then why the building was so important as far as I was concerned it was a place I had seen on the news when Princess Diana went there alone.
Over the years we continued to have many family adventures, but the last time all four Desais went away together was to China. For me personally it was a memorable trip, it was it was the start of my journey to giving up meat (and as a result I lived off rice and chocolate for two weeks), without a doubt the highlight of the holiday was the walk along the Great Wall of China at Badaling.
The following year my sister and I intended to have our own adventures, but when my parents told me they planned on spending three weeks travelling around Mexico, I decided to tag along. Early one morning towards the end of the vacation we were up at 5am to avoid the crowds and see Chichen Itza, we ended up spending the whole day there climbing ‘the castle,’ exploring the throne room and walking around the ball court.
The link to the Seven Wonders doesn’t end there, after Jason and I got engaged, my parents, sister and I started planning our final Desai Family holiday to Peru so I could see Machu Picchu before I got married, (Jason decided against joining us on the trip as he feared the spiders). Unfortunately a month before we were due to leave my dad was diagnosed with cancer and the holiday was cancelled.
So having seen three of the seven wonders I became determined to see the other four as a legacy to my dad. As the new most important man in the life, Jason has already started this quest taking me to Rome to celebrate our first wedding anniversary so I could see the Colosseum, and he is even talking about ways to avoid the spiders in Peru!
Published with wonder of WordPress, whilst I am away.
May 16th 2008
Filed under Project Spectrum, Project Spectrum - Elements, Travels
So this weekend, we are off on our summer vacation!
I have packed away enough yarn to knit two pairs of socks. I was going to knit on the plane, but have decided it is time I attempt to finish The Friday Night Knitting Club (I put it down about six months ago and it has sat on the side all this time).
Of course, I have checked Knitmap and put together a list of stores I want to visit – it is a good job I have stopped that yarn diet!
I also figure that my time away is the perfect time to blog about all my finished projects so I have queued up some posts in my absence.
Finally, so this isn’t a photo less entry…
My Earth ATC from Vloula.
March 11th 2008
Filed under General
Don’t you just hate it when you come back from holiday back to the “real” world? Things have been really busy over here in Chez Princessdeia that I am only now getting ready to sorting out my photos and uploading them.
October 11th 2007
Filed under General, Travels
You can’t help but notice my absence over the last few weeks, this was mainly due to me being in the Southern Hemisphere.
Last year, when my father was first taken ill, he made us make a few promises, one of them was no matter what Jason and I would get married on the 3rd March and the other was, that we would take his ashes to the Umgeni River in South Africa.
Traditionally, Hindus have their ashes scattered in the Ganges River, in Durban the crematorium can perform a ceremony where they use water imported from the Ganges before the ashes are scattered into the river.
My dad loved to travel, so rather than make this trip something more, we decided to do some travelling around South Africa. None of us had really seen South Africa – even though my mum and sister were born there (Mum only went to Cape Town last year), I had been over 10 years ago, so it was a real chance to travel.
We started off in Durban, then flew to Cape Town. This city has so much to offer, amazing both in the way of culture and scenery. Finally, we headed up north to Jo’burg, Sun City and we went on safari.
April 30th 2007
Filed under General, Socks, Travels
It is my Mum’s birthday this week, and we decided to do something a little special for her, with all the lovely weather we have been having, we thought a weekend at the seaside.
The weather wasn’t all that wonderful, but we did get to, walk along the front, experience the pier, and do a little shopping in the Lanes.
Really, the weekend was an excuse for us to eat a lot of food, we have all wanted to have High Tea at the Ritz, and when we discovered our hotel did afternoon tea, who were we to say no…
Of course, no weekend away would be complete with out some company of the long car journey – yes I finally got some time to knit! I have been working on a pair of Jaywalkers, in Lorna Lace – I was hoping to have them finished for tomorrow for my Mum… a night in front of the TV and I have the day off tomorrow so who knows.
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