Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WOYWW 382 - Fiji Holiday 2016

Hello I am back, did you miss me?
I have been sick, busy and sick, yes I got really sick with the flu twice this year
that 4th strain of the flu they promised turned out to be really bad and I got to
test it out and boy it wasn't nice. Hopefully I am immune to it and built a stronger
system to cope with any in the future until it mutates again.

I have also been to Fiji in July since my last WOYWW I posted in June and had a 
wonderful time for a week. 
It was a mini family reunion with cousins and their kids from 
Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Scotland.
I will post photos at the end of this post so if you don't want to see them you can skip it 
after my desk photo. 

So my desk is filled with Wedding Invites I've been commissioned to do. Yes there was a start-stop-start to these as the wedding was originally for 2014 and was postponed. Now the wedding is definitely on and I am pulling out all stops to finish these off.

Each invite and thank you card is hand crafted and individually short cuts what so ever.

Joining up with Julia's Stamping Ground for more desk peeks.

Fiji Ah Sam Family Reunion 2016

This is the view looking out to sea

This was how close we were to the beach, we had our own private beach

Looking at the house from the beach

Open plan kitchen, with vaulted ceilings

We had a welcome part and farewell party by the staff. The owners Shaan (the purple tshirt) and Jess (striped top) are such a wonderful couple. The workers sang us welcome and farewell songs which was so beautiful to hear the harmonizing 

We went to the Hideaway hotel and had cocktails (mocktails for me), they were $20 but well worth it, nowhere else have I tasted mocktails as wonderful as this. I call it a Tropical Fruit cocktail.

My daughter Keira and cousin Sharon enjoying the hammocks at the villa, I couldnt lie on them as they made me motion sick hahahaha

Fresh coconut to drink, so yummy and refreshing and so good for you

My cousins Debbie and Sharon and daughter Keira walked out onto the reef just in front of the villa and found this natural bar of coral

Thats the whole family reunion, I miss the kids, sadly I wont be able to see the Scotland nieces and nephews for a long time. probably when they are teenagers.
Thanks for a wonderful holiday left to right back row:
Darrell Chau, Keira Nicolls, Damien Hough, Me, Julia Chau, Debbie Venables-Hough
Front row:
Kiana Venables, Jett Hough, Jessica-Rhys-Joey Chau, Sharon Chau-Fairall
oh yes hubby wasn't there because he'd just come back from his 
USA holiday and had no more leave left


  1. It is good to see you back! The holiday in Fiji looks absolutely glorious, what a view to wake up to. Helen #2

  2. Fiji looks wonderful - as does your desk.
    Hugs & Thanks for the early visit to mine - Neet 1 xx

  3. Sorry you have had the Flu TWICE!! But yiou have some lovely memories of your wonderful holiday! Take care.

  4. Sorry to hear you tested the flue bug twice! Great holiday shots. #11

  5. What a time you have had of it Bridget - so glad you could enjoy the reunion - that looks an amazing resort!!

  6. Wow, what beautiful photos of Fiji! How wonderful to catch up with your far flung family like that....that beach house is gorgeous. Sigh....
    I'm sorry to hear you've been so ill, proper flu is no fun. I'm pleased that you're feeling better now - good luck with the wedding invites!
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

  7. Hi Bridget, lovely to see you back. It's funny, only yesterday was I thinking that I hadn't seen you on here for a while, and today you're back! Glad you are feeling better, and have enjoyed seeing all your pics on FB. Hope the invite making goes smoothly. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #8 xx

  8. Lovely to have you back Bridget! I really enjoyed those holiday photos - Fiji sounds like a fantastic holiday destination! Loving those long skirts and floral tops all those ladies are wearing! Have a great week! zsuzsa #22

  9. Welcome back! It looks like you had a fabulous time away. You seem ready to jump back into the crafting mode.

    Have a good week
    Sharon K #41

  10. ooh that reunion looks like it was blissfull, love that your desk has a chair, and a space for a friend... or do you use both those seats at your desk? Have a crafty week, donna, (42)

  11. Great to see you back. Glad you're feeling better and hope you have built up the imune to the virus. I love the colors for the wedding cards. Your vacation photos look amazing! What wonderful memories made that weekend. Creative Blessings! Kelly #39

  12. Oh how nice to see you. Sorry you've been so sick, it's such a waste of time isn't it? I feel like I'm on fast forward now because I've spent seven months of this year sitting in a chair being poorly! Good on you for the full on hand,are weeding stationery experience, they will really appreciate it. FIji looks gorgeous, shame your husband had to miss out!

  13. Hi Bridget. I had wondered how you were, the flu is awful and I'm pleased to hear you are better. But what a fabulous holiday. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

  14. Hi sorry to hear about your flu(s). What a great family trip you had. Loving the pool, ocean & drink pics! Stay healthy.
    Chris #27

  15. Lovely desk and great family reunion photos. Dorlene #49

  16. Your holiday looks lovely. I have been looking at a family trip to Fiji for next year!

  17. Ho lovely to see you back. Sorry you have been so ill but hopefully that's the last bout of flu for many years now. Your holiday in Fiji looks absolutely wonderful. Belated WOYWW greetings, Elizabeth x #38


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