Monday, February 7, 2011

No place like home!

Bonjour mes Amis,

I am back home again after having the most fabulous holiday.
The joys of traveling, when people around you are not well and pass the flu on.
While we were waiting in the transit room about to board the plane from Sydney back to Auckland there was a gentleman coughing and not looking well.
We seem to have now developed a cough, sore throat and running a temperature so we visited the Doctor on Sunday morning. We are feeling much better today after drinking water, cups of tea and plenty of rest.

I want to say merci beaucoup for all your kind notes you left.
It seems as though I have been gone such a long time and I must say that I am very happy to be back home.
I'll be back soon to announce the winner of my giveaway and to share the photographs of my trip.

Have a happy week.


  1. It's so nice to welcome you home dear Carolyn, I've been thinking of you enjoying your romantic escape to Europe!
    I'm sure it was all you dreamed of and more!
    Were there any brocantes or was it too early - I suppose Paris has them all the time now.
    Good to have you back safe and sound except for the sniffles, that's the downside of air travel... C'est la vie

  2. Ohhhhh, I was so excited to see you!!! I've missed you!!!! Oh, yes, air travel, GERM haven!!!

    I hope you're feeling better and I look forward to hearing all about your vacation!


  3. Carolyn, May you have a much healthier and happy week.
    God bless,

  4. Welcome Carolyn! I am waiting your photos :).

  5. Hi Carolyn! Welcome home! Hope that nasty cold doesn't get the better of you. Honestly, it seems to be kicking its way around our household a lot over the past many months. Somehow I missed your previous post! I changed the way my sidebar updates and time just seems to slip away of late. I have no doubt you had a wonderfully magnificent time. How did it go driving on the wrong side of the road? :) Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  6. Bonjour Carolyn, Sorry to hear that you are both poorly. It was great to meet you both and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. We had a fabulous time by thes ea and returned rested and roaring to go :-)

    Wishing you both a very speedy recovery.

    Bisous, Leeann

  7. Welcome back darling !!...i hope you feeling better soon !! lovely day Ria....

  8. TESORO...


    MI sei mancata!!!


    Tanto...,ma ora sei di nuovo qui con noi!


    Kisses a lot my dearest and wonderful friend! ;o)NI

  9. Welcome back Carolyn, hope you and your sweetie had a wonderful holiday. So sorry to hear you both ended up feeling poorly at the end of it all. I have the same thing right now. Hope you feel better soon :)

  10. Welcome back chère amie! We both hope you're feeling much, much better and already looking forward to all the great photos!

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  11. Welcome back Carolyn! Your beautiful posts were sorely missed.

    Pat xx

  12. Welcome back Carolyn! Take your rest, I'm also recovering from a bad flu, so drink and rest, catch you later!
    Maureen x

  13. Welcome home, and nice that you feel better. Will be great fun and see your photos.

  14. Your home! It does seem like you were gone a long time. Glad your feeling better. I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely pictures and hearing about your trip. Have a wonderful week and rest up.

    Warm welcome home hugs ~ Jenn

  15. Warm welcome home Carolyn. It's true there's no place like home but you must have had an amazing trip. I'm so looking forward to seeing and hearing all about it!
    Love for the week xxxx

  16. Welcome home darling one
    I hope you had a fabulous time and are feeling much better
    Love you

  17. Welcome home dear Carolyn and how nice yoy have enjoy the holiday.
    I hope you are soon better.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  18. Welcome home Carolyn!! -so pleased to see your site appear on my dashboard - take care xx

  19. Welcome home, Carolyn! So glad to see you again. And thank goodness you are feeling better. :)

  20. Welcome back, honey! So glad that you had the most amazing trip. So romantic! :)

    Have a wonderful week! xoxo

  21. Welcome home Carolyn!
    Looking forward to hearing about your wonderful adventure.
    Stay well!
    xx, shell

  22. welcome back, hope you are feeling well soon!!

  23. So glad you are home safely! And don't you love germs recirculating the plane cabin? Ick! Feel better! XX!

  24. So happy you are home. So sorry you have been sick...that's not fun! I hope you recover quickly.
    I am sure you have wonderful pictures and stories of your holiday...

    Be Well,
    Hugs, Nancy

  25. Welcome back, dear Carolyn! It sounds like you had a fun vacation except for that nasty cold you had caught. I'm glad that you are feeling better and I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your trip.
    Hugs to you,

  26. Hi Carolyn,
    It's good to know you're back!!
    Looking forward to see some pictures and to hear more about your holidays!!

  27. So glad to hear that you had a fabulous vacation, Carolyn! Sorry to hear that you caught something on the way home... but glad you're feeling better now. :)
    Look forward to seeing your pics of your trip to Paris!
    Have a great week!
    Jo :)

  28. Welcome home Carolyn! Sorry to hear you got sick, what rotten luck. I look forward to seeing pictures and reading all about your trip, I can live vicariously!

  29. BIENVENUE MA CHÈRE CAROYLYN!!!! HOW WAS YOUR TRIP????? I am so happy that you came by to visit, even having perhaps a bit of jet lag and things to unpack!!!! Oh, I missed you! Now, let's start creating and blogging! I am glad you are better. THIS IS AN AWFUL TIME, at least for us here where it is 25 below zero farenheit! To be sick in this weather or any for that matter is NO FUN! Lots of tea does the trick, doesn't it?

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT and have a splendid day! Anita

  30. Welcome home and get well soon! Nice flowers at the picture.
    Groetjes Renny

  31. welcome home.... and just in the nick of time if you are coming down with something....

    Mr. BV is sick too.. somebody coughing and hacking at his office for the past few weeks...and finally...he got it...

    We're heading to Portugal in a few weeks....

  32. Welcome home, Carolyn!!!<3
    I`m sure you had wonderful holiday!!!
    I`m waiting to read more about your trip:)
    I hope you are feeling better!!!<3

    Big hugs to you my friend!!

  33. Hope you get well soon and get to hear more frm you! :)

  34. Carolyn,

    I do pray that you and all or you family are safe and unharmed. Saw the news of the earthquake this morning and immediately began to pray.

    I know Deanna will be doing the same.

    Artist at HomeHaven


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