Monday, 14 June 2010

Holiday destination reveal (& a freebie) ...

... I guess I've teased you all for long enough and anyway, if I tried to drag out the suspense for another week, I reckon I'd be verbally lynched by a number of my friends and blog followers!!! Your comments and guesses over the past week or so have given me some great holiday destination ideas for the future ... thank you! Quite of few of you guessed correctly, including Corinna, Selena, Ella & Nini (on her 2nd guess. LOL!) ... drum roll please ... on Sunday 20th June at 7pm, DH and I are getting on a plane and flying to ... the Maldives.

This will be our fifth visit to this beautiful country and each time we've been before, we've stayed on a different island (Vilamendhoo, Meerufenfushi, Lohifushi & Baros). This time, we're staying on Velassaru island and for the first time, we're staying in a water villa like this ...

Each island is so small it usually takes less than an hour to walk all the way round. They really are idyllic with white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm turquoise waters and if you're into snorkeling or diving, then the Maldives offers some of the best underwater experiences in the world!!! OK, enough of my tourism pitch (if anyone from the Maldives tourism board just happens to be reading my blog, then I'm available for work and I'm willing to relocate!!!)

On to the other big event that seems to be taking over my life at the moment ... yup, the football World Cup tournament! It all kicked off last Friday but Saturday was the big day as far as England supporters were concerned, with their opening game against the USA. Now, it's fair to say the match result wasn't as hoped, but unlike the UK tabloid press, I'm not full of doom and gloom. There are still 2 more games to play in the group stage and England can still make it through to the last 16!

Do you remember Pride & Passion #1 (with the England and Scotland WA)? Well, my friend Yvon left a comment suggesting I make some wordart for Holland, using the Dutch national team colours. Well here you go Yvon, this is specially for you (and anyone else who'd like to download it) ... Pride & Passion #2 ... a set of four bevelled edge wordart (2 with drop shadows and 2 without) featuring the Dutch national football team colours & emblem and the Stars & Stripes of America, especially for the 1-1 scoreline from the England vs USA match at the weekend!

Download here

Well folks, thanks for reading all through this post, it ended up being longer than I'd anticipated. Hope you have a great week ahead whatever you're up to!


Jane said...

Holy crap Sue!!! I am so jealous..I have no idea where this vacation spot is...I will have to get the map out, but I really want to go there!!! I hope you have an amazing time!! and thanks for the freebie!!!

Nini said...

Hi Sue! I guessed right, didn't i? I got to confess that I remember long time ago you mentioning you've been there.... & I remembered seeing some wonderful photos from the Maldives on your LO's too! LOL!!!

Anyway, it looks like a really beautiful place to spend a couple of weeks at!
Hope you have an amazing time, enjoy a bit of time away from the computer and take lots of pictures!!!



Wonder of my heart said...

Ohh wow I'm quite jealous too!! Shall we trade places? hahaha we are leaving this friday to Spain :) Awesome WA!!! I live in the Netherlands and they just won!!!! Thank you soooo much for this freebie and if I forget, happy hollidays!!

Hugs Natascha

Yvon said...

I love them!!!
Thank you SOOOOO much!
They also played a good match today, 2-0 agains denmark :D Your wordarts are RIGHT on time!

And now, I wish you a very good holiday,, relax, enjoy, do everything you'd like!! Drink a nice coctail for me if you'd like.. I'd love to be there right no. But since I can't... well, you have to drink one for me ;)


Ella said...

oh, happy for your wonderful trip coming ! I've been there once (not in the same islands as yours) and it was soooooo beautiful. i've amazing pictures from there....and I tehre I discovered the diving. Since, I'm addict...when I travel I've to dive. take a good time there !!!

Joshgirl said...

Wow, what a great wordart. I already used it. Thanks.

v said...

Thank you for the Dutch one!
With love, ViVre

Rinachiyya said...

Harstikke leuk die' Holland hup' die heb ik nog niet.
Heel veel dank.

Tina O'Flynn said...

I am so excited for you!!
I have always wanted to go to the Maldives!!! staying over the water would be so amazing!!!
I can't wait to see the pictures!!!!
You are a lucky duck!!!
Have a GREAT time!


A Look Into Nana;s World said...

Sue!!! oh my word!!!! I am sooooo jealous!!!!! This place looks amazing!!! I have heard of it, but never really looked closely...WOW!!! and two weeks!!! Oh I am dying now!!!

And you are awesome with your wordart!!!! I can't wait to play with the USA art!!! I have the most AWESOME photo that I just took this week to go with it!!! and while I was gone, I took one photo that made me think totally of you!!

I hope you have the most wonderful trip!!!

(((HUGS))) Nana Linda

Leiko said...

will be waiting anxiously for all the beautiful photos you are bound to get! i am in desperate need of a vacation...can i tag along? teehee. bet you and the hubby will have a wonderful time. xoxo

Helen said...

you just gotta rub it in don't ya ... and me in the depths of winter! ;)

Lovin' that WA! Sensational Sue!