Thursday, August 14, 2008

To the Southern Alps

At Zurich Airport we met Uncle Alan and boarded our plane for Singapore. Alan looked great after his seven weeks in Italy, and he was very reluctant to come home !

Singapore was having their National Day and the place was buzzing. Lots of happy, smiling people , heaps of colour everywhere , and of course the beautiful orchids.

When we arrived back in NZ at Christchurch Airport we were all shocked at how cold it was, but luckily for me I had finished these socks on the plane ( yes, I knitted on ALL the flights, with my trusty little bamboo needles that fit in a pencil case) and was able to wear them on the final flight home.
Over the spectacular Southern Alps, and

home again.

Thank you all so much for your comments throughout this journey, and I hope to catch up with all of you now I am back with my laptop..yay!


pebbledash said...

welcome home! I bet it feels good to be back....lovely to be away, but no place like home! Have really enjoyed sharing your journey, too. Diana x

Little Miss Flossy said...

Oh the Southern Alps look spectacular, what a show! Welcome back.

Candyce said...

I so enjoyed your journey and thank you for sharing it!

How clever of you to use bamboo knitting needles. I had no idea that would work.

The socks are lovely.

Brenda said...

I love to see where you are headed next. I envy you the traveling. I hope once our kids are done university we can see more of the world as well. Tell me, how did you get the bamboo needles on the plane. I don't travel by plane very often, but last time I would have loved to have been able to knit. Great pictures, I really enjoy checking your site.

Maria said...

Welcome home!!! Hope it's not too cold for you! Can't wait to catch up - Jackie & I are off to Sydney this week, so will catch up with you next Monday!!


and what a wonderful jouney it seems:)

Te Araroa said...

That's a great tip about putting your bamboo needles in a pencil case! Thanks, I'll try that next time. Last time I travelled I asked the airline check-in person if I could take a half-knitted sock (on tiny bamboo needles) on board but she told me no ... It seems such a waste to be stuck aboard a plane for 12 hours and no knitting!!

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