Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Hi Honey, I'm Home!

 
Namaste! We arrived back home on Christmas night and the last few days has been a whirlwind of visiting friends and catching up on gossip. We've been battling jet lag (waking at 4am...aargh!) by having a post-holiday blitz on clutter and a much needed spring clean ready for the New Year's Eve bash we drunkenly offered to host when we were out on Boxing Day.

The water pipe in the bathroom decided to explode yesterday which meant a mercy dash to B&Q for spares. Looks like we'll be re-decorating in the next few weeks.



Goa was as wonderful, as always. Three weeks with no internet, no shopping, wearing no shoes, having no news....perfection. What did we do other than lie on the sand catching a few rays?


Admired the view from our room.

  Went on long walks



Got blessed by the priest.

Celebrated my birthday - thanks for the well-wishes. It's a shame both my Dad and brother forgot. 


 Hung out with the beautiful people.


Attended our friends' baby's christening. Welcome to the world, Presley Fernandes.



Hitched a lift in a local fisherman's boat for some early morning dolphin spotting.


Watched the sunset.


It's tradition for us that on the last night in Goa we climb up the cliff to the tiny Shiva shrine on the border of the jungle, share a kiss and a small bottle of rum and watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea one last time.

I was back on-line on Boxing Day looking for a return trip in March, I've found a couple of potential flights but haven't booked just yet.

Vintage chiffon tunic (Courtesy of the fabulous Kitty, who also sent me the maxi dress I wore almost every day), Cut-off Levi's (jumble sale), Devore maxi coat (My friend, Janne), Peacock feather pendant and silver earrings (Birthday pressies), Suede boots (car boot sale)
Hope you've all had a wonderfully festive time, I'm gradually catching up with all I've missed in Blogland, I think I've read all the blogs I follow but haven't got my brain in gear for commenting just yet. Thanks for sticking around.

85 comments:

  1. Hurrah! Welcome back Vix, glad you had such a brilliant time...it looks fabulous and I don't blame you for searching out a return trip. Great to have you back, mind.xxx

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  2. Welcome back, Vix! I'm glad you had such a sunny, warm, relaxing time on your trip. Is that you touching the baby's head? I love that photo; you're like a good fairy godmother giving your own blessing. The last night in Goa tradition is so romantic; I feel weepy!

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  3. Hellooo Vix! Lovely to have you back and glad to hear it was a great trip. It's been very snowy and chilly, so it's a pleasure to see such sunny pics.
    xxxx

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  4. So glad you got back ok, when the news about all the airports being closed was on TV I thought of you. But better to be stranded in Goa than Heathrow...

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  5. Yayayay! You're home :) I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, the photos just speak for themselves. So incredibly beautiful :) xxx

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  6. Hi my dear-so pleased to see you back safe and sound, your pictures look so wonderful and show how fabulous and idyllic Goa is, no wonder you can't wait to go back! Welcome home and Seasons Greetings xx

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  7. So happy to have you back!! missed you!

    The pics are so much fun- looks like you had a blast.

    Love ur outfit. you look like a flower in the snow:-)

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  8. Ohh i'm glad you're back. It looks so beautiful there. I hope you had a fantastic birthday xx

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  9. Yay! You're home and looking even more fabulous ;)
    ahhhhh Vix, Goa looks amazing. I'd be planning my next trip too!!
    So pleased to have you back though, you've been missed
    Hope you've both had a wonderful christmas!
    xxxx

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  10. What a lovely surprise to see a post from you Imissed you ,so pleased you had such a nice time ...love Jan xx

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  11. Welcome back, happy Christmas - I know its a bit late!!! Happy belated birthday.

    Great photos looks like you had a fabulous time xx

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  12. I missed you Vix!!
    You look gorgeous, relaxed and happy. Love the pics of Goa.

    xx

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  13. Oh looks like you had such a fab time, India looks like a marvelous place to visit. But we are glad to have you back ;-) xx

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  14. Huzzah, your back!
    I've missed you loads :)
    By the sounds of things March will be a cracking month for the both of us...I can't wait...sun, sand & ADVENTURE...Yiipee!
    Lot's of love,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  15. Glad you had a fab time! I've missed your blogs. I'll post the parcel I promised you tomorrow. I didn't want to post it while you were away incase Royal Mail sent it back to me after whatever period of time they hold on to them. Excuse the belated Christmas card in the parcel. It was all packed up before Christmas x

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  16. Oh gosh I am so glad you are back Vix, I have missed reading your blog so much. I have truly missed all the inspiration your posts bring.

    It looks like you had a wonderful trip, all the pictures are amazing, what a beautiful place. Paradise much xxx

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  17. Ah you have been sorely missed in the blogosphere! So great to have you back and wow - what photos, what a place, what a time you must have had! Belated birthday and season's greetings!
    xxx Comtesse xxx

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  18. Welcome back gorgeous! You've been missed x

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  19. Welcome back Vix. I`ve missed your posts! Your maxi dress in the photos is gorgeous. Glad to see you had a fab relaxing time.
    Dx

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  20. Welcome back! have missed your posts incredibly! Hope you had a fantastico time! Would love to see more pics...

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  21. So glad you're back.
    Lovely photos of Goa, it looks like you had a great time.

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  22. welcome back!!! lovely photos!
    kiss

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  23. oh, darling, i missed you so much! I was thinking about you ('when will she return back home?')just the minute your comment appiered ...

    i love both, the winter look and the 'indian' summer outfit...

    welcome back to blogland!

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  24. Great to have you back, lovely lady! I'm so glad you had a great time and that you can look forward to returning in March - that will help the miserable, dark days pass by quicker. Let's organise that coffee/charity shop trip in the new year. xxxxxx

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  25. Dearest Vix, how lovely to have you back!! I've missed you!!

    Happy belated Birthday to you.

    Your holiday looks wonderful you lucky thing.

    What a pain about your pipe bursting. Lucky you two know what to do! I wouldn't!

    The devore coat is gorgeous, I love it.

    I will go to the Post Office as soon as I get dressed again, I have a little collection for you.

    Glad you're back, much love, Christina xx

    PS. Laptop has been recovered and a new hard drive fitted with double the memory - all for £175 plus VAT. I will pick it up as soon as I can. I haven't forgotten to send you those Christmas pics!

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  26. It looks like you had a gorgeous time! Gorgeous pictures/outfits/you. :]

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  27. Hurrah! Style returns to our shores! Love the green tights. LOVE.

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  28. YAY! So happy to see you back, you've been missed. Glad you had such a great time, those pictures have both me and Mr D are very jealous. xx

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  29. A warm welcome back to blogland, my sweet friend. So glad to hear you had a grand time in Goa with beautiful people and dazzling sunsets. I adore that summery dress you are wearing in the picture above. xoxoxo

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  30. So lovely to have you back Vix, sounds like you have had a fab time in Goa, lovely to see the pics and you looking knock out as always. xxx

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  31. Missed you, Vix, but looks like you had a fabulous time in Goa. Welcome home xx

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  32. Welcome Amor,
    Helgita just left camping..you are glowing from your trip..so beautiful.. I wish to visit India.. someday as I have a dear friend who lives there..love sunsets and you two are so romantic..so happy to know you made it back safely and you had a smashing time in Goa..lovely dress..and love your black fur coat.

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  33. Welcome back! Have missed your posts :)

    Looks like a fabulous time - am rather jealous!

    Can't wait to see/read more - take care x

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  34. welcome back, vix! i've so missed your posts! it looks and sounds like you had the most wonderful time, the first shot of you on the beach is beautiful. xxx

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  35. Sounds like you had a perfect time; shame about the pipe to help bring you back down to earth with a thud x

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  36. beautiful pictures!

    love,
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  37. Welcome home Vix, from those photos it looks like you and Jon had a wonderful time together. That sun looks so beautiful - what a difference from all this snow and minus temperatures we've had!

    I don't blame you for planning to head back out there soon. Its a shame about the water pipe disaster - hope it hasn't damaged that beatuful wallpaper too much.

    Good to have you back xxx

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  38. WELCOME HOME VIX !!!
    So nice to see your beautiful face!
    Ah, sounds like heaven on earth and you look like an angel.
    I love tradition with my hubby :)
    Sorry about your bath, but after time in India, I bet it seems not so important ;)
    xXx
    Reva

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  39. Welcome back Vix! :) I have missed your posts. Love your photos xxx

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  40. Good to see you home safe! Fab photos!

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  41. My darling twin!!! I'm currently on a quickie on a very expensive connection in Murchison-where we ended up due to floods.Home later today,can't wait to catch up,I've missed you so!!!
    I love uyou,darling twin,so happy you're home safe & sound & gorgeous as ever!!!
    LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  42. Yay your back, sorry to hear of your plumbing issues.

    x

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  43. Nice to see you back, I really want to go to Goa everytime I see you post from there!x

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  44. YAH!! You are back. Missed you loads - great to see you again and hear your news. You look fab as ever and so sorry about burst water pipe - it has been so cold in fact down to -14 so if you were away things were pretty frozen xx

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  45. Yay, welcome home! Missed you lots :) It looks like you had a magical time, the weather and the light and all the colour look stunning.... I can see why you love it there so much!
    Lovely to see you back xx

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  46. Wheww!!
    I'm so glad you're back.. Missed you! ^_^

    Isn't it ironic the missing happened when you were in MY country? :(
    Anyway, hope you got yourself a lovely tan. And the rum and sunset thingie's damn cute!!! <3
    Welcome back. :)

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  47. Hey Vix.
    Happy Belated Birthday and Happy Holiday's.
    What marvelous photos and such an exotic locale.

    xoxo
    Psychedelicsister

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  48. Welcome back gorgeous! What an amazing time you must have had in India, sounds like paradise and you look glowing and rested - thanks for sharing the Goa photos and a belated happy birthday to you!
    You didn't miss much weather wise that's for sure!!

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  49. You're back! Missed you and your cheerfulness.

    Goa looks amazing.. I've always dreamed of going there, and you're definitely looking recharged.

    Sorry about the bathroom though. .

    Happy holidays x

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  50. Wonderful pictures, and so lovely to have you back with us!! xx

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  51. VIIIIIIIIX! You're back! I've missed you and your blog updates so much!

    Goa looks like heaven and baby Presley looks beautiful, from what I can see in the picture.

    I got rid of comments on my blog so you REALLY need to join Twitter now haha. We can still chat through email, yeah?

    I'm so happy that you're back!
    (I just typed a super long comment but blogger wouldn't let me post it grrrr. I declare war on Blogger! Off with their heads!)

    x x x x

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  52. welcome back! glad to hear that you have enjoyed your trip! i still feel jealous becasue of that! and these shots are amazing!

    happy birthday, gorgeous!

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  53. This is weird I know, but I really, really missed you!!! I'll bet it was hard to drag yourself back from the gorgeous Indian days and nights - your holiday sounds and looks so heavenly. I can smell the spices and imagine all the bustle of life in India - you're lucky you have friends there to revisit each time. Ever thought of living there? I'm sure you have:). Your pics are wonderfully natural and you look so radiant - I love the one of you and Jon - frame it! Damn old water pipes - such an expensive, fiddly job - hope the water doesn't wreck your beautiful wallpaper. Glad you liked the vlog - I felt a bit of an idiot - but a dead camera means a compromise. Glad you're back and good luck with getting a good March flight:) xoxo

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  54. Beautifully personal pics! Love is photogenic! <3

    Jesa, x

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  55. Oh Vix, it looks like you had the most beautiful time! You are one hot lady in that gorgeous maxi, and I adore the photo of you and Jon on the cliff. So romantic!

    Sorry to hear about the pipe...not a great thing to happen as soon as you arrive home!

    And you are super for filling me on that jubilee pendant! I actually have a big silver jubilee book what I found in an op-shop and wonder if that came out at the same time?!

    xoxox Good to have you back!

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  56. Oh look, proper weather, he he, glad you enjoyed it. And no the mani set does not look like bacon, you cheeky monkey!

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  57. I am sooooooooooooooo glad to have you back, and to know how much you enjoy your stay in Goa.
    Have a wonderful 2011 my dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  58. Welcome home honey, you both look so hapy and relaxed! Hope you have a wonderful New Years too.
    Hugs Kandi x

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  59. Love it!! The gree tights are so cool!!
    xx

    www.ohmyvogue.com

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  60. Welcome Home. Happy New Year!

    S x

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  61. Yey, you're home! I've so missed reading your blog... but it looks like you had an amazing time in Goa. What I wouldn't give for a slice of that sunshine right now. Have a great New Year my lovely, see you soon. xx

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  62. Sounds fabulous! Have a great new year- we decided to go out for a meal, yay, no cleaning up afterwards!! ;)

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  63. welcome back! and a happy belated birthday to you... looks like you had fun! the picture of the couple in their own world is beautiful, and of course the two of you are beautiful too! the sunset is perfect and glad to had you back:)

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  64. Merry Christmas and welcome home, Vix. Have missed you lots. Your pics are great and it looks like an amazing break. Love your last night tradition - you two are so romantic, such an inspiration. xx

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  65. I was SO bored w/o you :) What a beautiful variety of activities you enjoyed! Not to mention - warmth! I'm quite jealous. Loved the way you spend your last nights in Goa.

    If I were you, I wouldn't worry about "CATCHING up"....just keep up the best you can. Sorry to hear about the water leakage.

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  66. YOU'RE BACK, Vix! Your trip sounds lovely, lovely, lovely - I'm not surprised you are looking for the next flight already. Hope the broken pipes don't cause too much stress and you are easing into good old British life style. xxx

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  67. So glad you're back! Looks like you had an amazing time. You look gorgeous as always. Hope you have a awesome new years xxx

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  68. that looks like sooo much fun! glad to see that you had a great trip! you look like a beautiful indian maiden! =)

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  69. welcome back!!! i went to goa too on my trip a month ago...isnt it the best place ever...but ur trip sounds like a lot more fun than mine...hehehe...

    sooo happy u enjoyed ur trip to india !!!

    much love and happy new yr hunny

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  70. You just look so lovely and relaxed in the sunset. Welcome back.

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  71. Welcome back hon! Gosh how did you even leave that place no wonder you're looking for flights to go back asap, looks divine *goes off into a dream world*

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  72. Vix! Welcome back - I missed you so! Then Helga went camping and I missed you both so I had to leave town too. Looks as though you had a lovely time - you look so serene. Shame about your bathroom disaster - but any opportunity for redecorating! Looking forward to some more holiday pics and tales?

    Sarah xxx

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  73. Welcome Back!! :D so amazing and expressive those pictures! im a new follower!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me :)

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx & Happy New year :D!!

    sBt

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  74. The view from your room is like heaven :) I would sooo need it right now. Have been studying the last two weeks CONSTANTLY. Need a break, need beach :D

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  75. Honey! I had no idea you were here. Would have loved to meet you. You look stunning in the red dress. The picture taken on the hill top is *adorable*. Hope you had a really good time in India.
    Much love.

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  76. Sounds like a great trip, nice and relaxing! :)

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  77. Goa sounds absolutely AMAZING!! Those photos are beautiful. And that dress you wore your birthday is simply stunning. The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous on you. :) What a perfect vacation! I'm glad you had a wonderful time. xoxo

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  78. Missed you, Vix! You look stunning in that red floral halter dress - how lucky for you that you just keep getting younger with each birthday!
    - Susan

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  79. I love that outfit! I think we have similar taste in clothing, maybe we're style sisters. :)

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  80. Welcome back you gorgeous GORGEOUS Vixen you!!! I have totally missed you!

    Ohhh you look like you had a marvelous time... sorry that the damn pipe burst your bubble... :(

    Love both of those dresses!!! but I love you best in your Goa Goddess mode. I know you do too!

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  81. Yay! Welcome back my lovely. So glad you both had a lovely holiday. The photos are fantastic and your tradition on your last night is very special. x

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  82. I am so glad you're back! I've really missed reading your blog Vix. Looks like you had a fantastic time in Goa, can't to go there one day myself.

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  83. You gorgeous, you! You look AMAZING!!! Glad you had a good trip and a great birthday. Missed you ... going to be little sporadic with my comments and blogging while I am away but will try my best to stay on top of your lovely posts!!! :)

    Happy New Year!!

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  84. Vix, you're back!! Oh I'm so far behind with commenting. I'll try and scamper through your posts now and get caught up but I just wanted to say that I've really missed you!

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