Saturday, 4 October 2008

Romany hideaway

At the end of September we were 12 years married !
The question was where to celebrate.

We thought this was the perfect place.

The Romany vardo was in the most perfect and tranquil location. Hidden away in the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.

A few days away from everything. Time to recharge and spend some time alone. The weather stayed fair, if a little overcast, but no rain.

The Vardo was so cozy and comfortable and the pretty fairy lights that greeted us on our arrival made it all feel magical.

I loved the painted decoration that covered both the inside and outside. The tiny stove was beautiful. And as for that gorgeous rose chintz fabric !

It was as if the Vardo had been built specially for me. Totally delightful. I honestly don't think I have ever stayed anywhere prettier.

We spent the weekend relaxing and watching the squirrels in the trees by day and the bats swooping around us by night.

The sky was so clear at night that due to the lack of city light pollution we could see the whole display of stars. It's amazing when you take the time to watch the night sky just how many shooting stars you can see in one night.

The little time away from the demands of working and running a family gave me time to work on a project I have been planning for a while now. I have had the idea of making a throw and in the process using up some of my stash of Rowan hand knit cotton. I must admit that I love this yarn, the texture, workability along with fabulous colours make it my favourite.

I'm hoping to post in more detail about this project soon as it is rapidly growing and I'm pleased with the colours. I might need a little help deciding on the boarders and I'm hoping for some suggestions.


Mette said...

What a fantastic place to spend some time away from home. I love the colours. I'm looking forward to see how your creative project is growing.

Gigi said...

Oh, I'm so envious! I've always loved gypsy caravans and would love to take a vacation like yours someday.


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a fantastic place to say - I'm so envious!!! Can't wait to see what you have been working on. Lucy x

Attic24 said...

the caravan is totally gorgeous, I would love to stay somewhere like that one day. We also had our wedding anniversary on 29th Sept (8yrs in sin + 7yrs married).

Am hugely intrigue by the yarn project, please please please show us more!! I too am a big fan of the Rowan cotton, as you know, the colours are amazing
look forward to seeing more

jen said...

that is so cool! like something out of a fairy tale!

Jane said...

Wow, I've never seen such a place to take a vacation! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

carolyn said...

What a wonderfully romantic place to stay.

mayaluna said...

that is the most spectacular hide-away I've ever seen! I'm still catching my breath! Your throw will be lovely I'm sure...can't wait to see some updates as it progresses.