a very late easter post

So sorry for disappearing for weeks and not even managing an Easter post! I have no idea where the time went, I meant for this post to go up right after Easter but then work and stuff got in the way and now it’s the middle of April already! I’ll try and be a better blogger, promise. And I can tease and tell you there’s a big announcement coming up pretty soon photography-wise.
But first, Easter weekend! I spent the long weekend on the beautiful dutch island Ameland with friends (yep, just like last year).
We were looking forward to a few days of rest and outdoor time and enjoyed every minute of it.easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
Even though the weather didn’t always cooperate (no, it still isn’t spring yet over here, yes, that is snow on the beach), we spent hours every day just walking the island, resting at the beach cafรฉ’s every now and then for a nice slice of cake or some fries. Working inside most of the time makes me forget just how hungry some outdoor time makes.
Or how good it is for body and soul. Walking is a bit like yoga, you move your body while completely resting the mind with the added advantage of fresh air.
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
In the evenings we ate delicious home cooked dinners, mostly fish we had picked up fresh from the day’s fishing in the village, and settled down for some creative time. Somehow, between us four women, we worked on two sweaters, a pompom-rug and I knitted a tiny baby vest for my friend who is four months pregnant. To be shown here on the blog as soon as it’s washed and blocked and has some cute buttons added.
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
We even colored some eggs on Easter sunday before setting out again.
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
easter weekend. tidytipsy
I have some more images from our beach trails up on my photoblog.
The rest and workout was much needed after the long winter and I’ve decided I really enjoy walking and hiking so I will try and find some nice trails in our surrounding areas to keep it up on weekends.
Now, wishing you a resting weekend!

14 thoughts on “a very late easter post

  1. Serenity

    Hey! Nice post! Welcome back! Hope you have Spring over there now. It looks like you guys have the same orange salamanders that we do over here in the northeastern US. It is hard to tell by the picture though. I love salamanders. Always had to pick them and take them home to show mom LOL. I am a farm girl. ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful island! It is hard to imagine snow on it. I think islands and I think tropical places. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Kristina

      Thank you๐Ÿ™‚ It was a little brown lizard, poor thing was trying to warm itself in the few rays of sunshine in the middle of the trail, so we helped it to safety. Not sure how your orange salamanders look like, but they sound cool!

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      1. Serenity

        Ok, yes, then our salamanders are different then. The weather is so weird this year that the winter season is late all over and the salamanders are off their usual routine that yes, he was looking for sun to warm up. He is on schedule but the weather is behind. I would love to share a picture a picture of our salamanders with you. Well, they are actually called the Eastern Newt. Here is the wiki write-up about them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_newt. There is a picture of them. They are quite common around here. I suspect they are already out by now. They’re breeding season should begin here in the next few weeks when it begins to warm up around here. So many of them get killed in the roadways because obviously people don’t stop for them. They stop on the blacktop to get warmed by the sun. In the beginning of the spring when the days be to warm up, if you are out in the country near ponds where they breed in the beginning of the season, so many, hundreds, up and down the road, are dead. It is such as sad sight. I feel a kindred to them for I played with them so often as a child and tears come to my eyes for it breaks my heart. Their little bodies are all black and dried up by the sun. They are half land, half water animals. Anyways, feel free to look check out the wiki link. Lizards, newts, and salamanders are pretty kool. I have read you can actually keep the Eastern Newts as pets too in an aquarium, though I have never done so myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Lindsay

    Such beautiful beach photos. Snow on the beach is a rare sight for me. Must’ve been sooo cold!

    I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time for knitting. You’re making me want to pick up the needles and get to work! Can’t wait to see the vest you made.

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    1. Kristina

      Thanks Lindsay! It was cold, but as long as you kept moving it was totally fine outdoors. I must confess it’s only the second time in my life that I’ve seen snow on the beach too.
      Hope you can get back to knitting soon๐Ÿ™‚

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