Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Yooohoooo...I'm back...I'm back :))

Hello Lovelies!! It's so wonderful to be back home. That's how our Europe trip looked like :)) 17 days of strutting across these wonderful cities on trams, trains, buses and on foot. The Mister and I got in last week and we weren't expecting a terrible jet lag that had us down for a week :( Naah..not complaining, it was all worth it! We came back with aching bodies and swollen feet, but hordes of wonderful memories and sights imprinted on our minds forever. Amsterdam-Cologne-Bruges-Brussles-Paris and back, phew! If I had to change anything at all, it would definitely be the itinerary. No traveller and no Lonely Planet will honestly ever tell you how you to plan one, but now that I've made this one trip, I shall honestly tell you all the great learnings and travelling tips that I've learnt first hand. September is probably the best time to make trips across the world, but be sure to research well on the weather and temperatures. Unexpected rains and cold piercing winds ( Which no one ever tells you about) were quite a bummer, but like true Bombaywallas we made the most of what we could.  
I'm going to write posts this week city by city giving you a detailed account of how things went. I better start right away lest I forget all the tiny details :) Meanwhile why don't you drop in a line to tell me what I missed these past few weeks eh? I'm busy sorting out our treasures we brought back from the trip, which are about 6 - 8 GB of photographs and tons of picture postcards...hahahahaha I'm serious. I have the sewing table all dusted and the sewing machine all set, but should take me a while more before I get down to sewing full time. 
Hope you've all been well? Drop in a line or two incase you'd like to fill me in. I'll see you soon with my longish posts on the trip. Ciao!!


PS. Traveling the world is truly a bug and am happy to confess, it's bitten us quite bad...we've already begun planning our next trip to an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Hush...that's our secret for now okiee. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The hard earned vacay is finally about to begin :) The Mister and I hop on to a plane in a couple of hours from now. I've been sewing tons for the webstore to stock it up, but to my surprise, the goodies vanished faster than I thought...oh not complaining at all..I'm so thankful to you for giving my babies a well loved home. This trip is new to us in every way. We've dipped into our savings for the very first time to spend it on a trip to Europe, we've also booked ourselves into AirBnB apartments which is something we never thought we'd have a chance to do. Its a very chuffed and proud sort of moment for the both of us and I'd like to share that moment with y'all. I'm sure most of you've been off on travels like this alot, but you'd surely remember the first time with fondness noh? 
I'm not a very easy traveller you see, and you'll fall off your chairs if I'd told you I'm carrying my favourite green tea, masala chai and even my homemade garam masala, just incase we decide to eat daal - chawal (Lentils and rice) some day :) I fought with myself over keeping the travel iron, but I couldn't imagine not taking it and the Mister just put it in for fear of running to the laundromat or drycleaners to get my clothes wrinkle free hahahaha The things my sweet better half does I tell you. I'm pretty happy I'm all packed in medium sized suitcase :) 
So well I'm hoping to change this anxious me during this trip and learn to loosen up a bit. And ofcourse I shall play the tourist to the tee! Browse in and out of museums, cycle, walk around, stop at a cafe and look at people hahahaha that's a favourite by the way ;-) We've decided to take the trains through various cities rather than hop on and off planes...way too exhausting. Oh hold the trip route is Amsterdam, Cologne, Brussels, Bruges and finally Paris. I don't think I mentioned that did I? So that's 5 cities and 4 countries in 15 days. We're not jumping all across, but doing just one small part at a time. We spend 6 days in Paris...isn't that wonderful? I can't get over it too...
I'm going crazy googling on craft and fabric stores across..know any, please drop in a line. I will have a wifi connection throughout and I hope I can write in some fresh posts each day to share the joy with you. 
Well I need to get all ready before the cab arrives to ferry us to the yeha..I'll take all your Bon Voyages happily with me and brace myself for our first of its kind trip :) Till we meet next...ciao for now! 

Much Luvs,


PS Just so you don't miss the note on the website, I won't be able to ship any new orders till Wednesday the 23rd, but you could always keep the orders coming in if you don't find the wait too long.