Sunday 6 June 2010


We're home, safe and sound, after a wonderful time on the beautiful island of Skiathos. Always nice to get back into your own bed though, wouldn't you agree?
I'm not going to bore you with loads of holiday snaps, but thought I'd share some images of this fantastic beach - Kastro - on the north of the island. To be honest it was a bit of a nightmare to get to, both in the car on the dusty lanes, and then on foot, down the steep cliffpath.
But my goodness, it was worth it!

The water was the clearest I've ever seen, and because it was not easily accessible we had the beach almost to ourselves!

I wouldn't mind a beach cafe like this!

Just my kind of rustic furniture... primitive tables made from old pallets...

And check out this cool bench! Might pinch this idea for our house!
But the main reason I loved Kastro so much? Look at all this driftwood!

There was literally a lifetime's supply here!
And you could swim around the shallow pools and find another great pile - I've never swam for driftwood before - it was just amazing!
It almost made me weep though, as naturally I had to leave it all behind!

Well, almost all! I managed to pack a few bits in my suitcase!

They will become boats very soon, I'll show you the finished products when they're done.

We also found loads of these floats (not sure what to use them for yet, but might make a decoration for our new bathroom - any suggestions welcome!)

It was pitch black when we returned on Friday night, we got a bit of a shock when we looked at the garden for the first time in 2 weeks - it's grown quite a bit since we left!
There's really no place like home!


  1. oh you lucky lady, I so want to go back to greece now, it looks so beautiful. and that furniture is ace!

  2. What a cool cafe, i love the make do feel of it. And how nice to come back to a floral jungle, remember to sit back and enjoy it. Wouldn't know what to do with those floats though, look forward to seeing the results.

  3. It's great to go on holiday but I love that first night home in your own bed. Bliss.
    Kandi x

  4. You lucky girl, enjoying a paradise holiday and coming home to a paradise garden.

  5. Love the rustic furniture! We've just come back after a week's break and yes, you can't beat your own bed, and I'm sure the garden never grows as much when we're here?!

  6. Very Shirley Valentine..... looks like it's outta a magazine.... funny when you're away isn't it..? that you never stop looking at things in a design kinda way.., the tables, bench, the drift wood... drives my hubbie mad tho, but Oh happy days...
    Glad you're home safe & sound... :o)

  7. marvelous place, pallet tables and bench, so great. Can;t wait to see what you create with your finds.

  8. Just chucklin at the idea of customs going through your cases and finding them full of driftwood!
    Looks like my sort of beach!

  9. Welcome home. We missed you. Love all you holiday treasures and photos. Love, Amanda xxx

  10. Look at that hoard Lady! Cor blimey that's some good stuff that is. I look forward to seeing what you make. i just thought of you a minute ago when in the toilet with Hector, there was a shell being used as a light pull. Though of your bucket light. L x

  11. So sorry you've come back to rain after your amazing hols. Mmmm. Treasure. Keep moving it around and an idea will suddenly ping. Love the chairbenchpewseat. Ax

  12. So glad you had a lovely holiday. Welcome home. Also glad you managed to bring a little driftwood home. It would have been a shame to leave it all there. xx

  13. Lovely photos, very Greek, the pallet tables and bench are great. Trust you to bring some finds back with you cant wait to see the finished items x

  14. I love anything rustic! Suzie xx

  15. I'm so glad you had a lovely holiday Kirsty. I went to Skiathos many years ago, I loved it.

    All that driftwood, sigh, you must have been sorely tempted to pack up a suitcase full!!

  16. what a fantastic beach! next time you must take an extra suitcase just for driftwood :-)

  17. looks like my kind of place - lucky you .

  18. Hello!
    Glad to hear you liked my country. We went to Skiathos three years ago; Skopelos is even more beautiful.
    I like the look of your garden! I wish I had one!