Speaking of vacation, we’re in the midst of planning one! Two weeks in Europe. First week is in Provence. Ryan’s Dad rented a house in a town not far from Avignon, and it’s going to be us, his parents, his sister and her boyfriend, and for part of the time Ryan’s friend Chris and wife Andrea. We did it last year (sans Chris and Andrea) in Tuscany, and it wasn’t such a screaming success for me. But this year his parents are more convinced that I am going to be around for the long haul, so I think it will be more fun. Let’s hope.
Either way, the second week should be a blast. We’re taking a train to Rome, then renting a car and seeing Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and Capri. So far we don’t have anything set in stone except the hotel on Capri, but that is enough to get me dreaming! This place looks really fantastic and was very well-reviewed everywhere I looked. We’re springing for a suite with a sea view. I balked at first, but Ryan said if we’re going to be in this spectacular place, we might as well do it right. Sometimes I need him to remind me of that.
Now going back full-circle to the start of this post – as a little "vacation gift" I am planning to make cute little knitted purses for myself, Ryan’s Mom, sister, and maybe Andrea, too. I haven’t really figured out what yarn or design I want to use, but I think I want something generally along the lines of Bonne Marie’s creation. I'm open to any and all suggestions!