~sea legs~

i always wondered about the term sea legs~well i arrived home on tuesday afternoon and yesterday i was in a shop with everything moving up and down around me!
it is the most peculiar feeling.

yes i am home after a most amazing and somewhat bizarre holiday.
i have never been on a cruise before and so was totally unprepared for the whole experience. its like a huge floating city with everything you might need-well nearly everything-to hand.

oh my and it was so hot!
as you know i am an autumn/winter lover and so found the heat quite difficult.
photos will follow-i have not downloaded them from my camera yet as it is going to take half an hour or more and i only found the strength to unpack my bags yesterday.

i woke this morning at about 5am and as usual could not sleep so decided to get up and make a casserole-our friend sean is coming to stay for a few days to help swampy put the electrics in our new camper and so i wanted dinner ready for when he arrives.
i have stuck it in the oven on 'slow cook' for the day so i can ignore it.

i took my exam on the day before i left for my holiday and had to take my books away with me because i have a very short piece of work to be handed in tomorrow.
so today i shall be busy with my reading of the first book of the odyssey.

a few days before i left we travelled back to dorset to pick up our new camper and i came home to a house full of the things we need to fully convert her to a fully set up camper-the previous owner started the work by putting in some venting, a 2 bike,bike rack and a little elektrikery-doo-hickey thingy that you can plug into an electric hook-up point on a campsite that has such things. our bedroom is piled high with boxes with a little sink and two ring hob, roof vents, table legs, wood, foam and many other bits and pieces...

i have named her *pretty pagan*

yes, i know there is very little of the character that we had with pippin~but give us a few months and she will be a little more individual. we have plans for not only the inside but also a few tweaks on the outside to distinguish her from the normal, everyday camper~as i said before *watch this space*!

remember i ordered those birkenstocks?
well wouldnt you know they arrived the day i left!
swampy actually took a photo on his mobile and sent it to me~oh they are so lovely!
i started to break them in yesterday paired with a nice pair of striped socks in shades of green and brown~even swampy i think is tempted now!
for those of you out there who are birkenstock fans have a look at the birkenstock usa blog with a link to their flicker pool for lots of pictures of people and their birkenstocks~i am thinking of sending in a picture myself...here is a little taster of what awaits you...

isnt that the greatest picture? those socks are just amazing!

well swampy and i both have a busy day today~the alarm i set will be going off in fifteen minutes and i need to decide what to wear with my lovely birkenstocks today~obsessed? me? well maybe!