We went on holiday to Sri Lanka over Christmas and New Year and I managed to not only completely stop knitting (it was too hot) but I don’t think I even talked about knitting or work either. To those of you that don’t know me, or the office I work in, that may not seem like such a big deal, but the subject and the craft itself probably take up around 85% of my waking life. Youch!
I didn’t expect it to happen but it was actually really lovely. I rediscovered books, lying in the sun doing nothing and did a lot of people watching as everything was just so different. Who would have thought that relaxing could be so enjoyable!
Here are a few holiday snaps in case you’re not jealous yet:
Coconuts! We found this stand at a moment of dehydration, like it had just popped up just for us. The guy who sold them to us took this picture of us – one of the first ones we have in the four years we’ve been together that we actually both like!
We stayed on an old tea estate called Samakanda, in the old tea planters cottage. These tea pluckers were out every Wednesday collecting bags of tea leaves. Later we went for a visit visit to the tea factory and saw the whole process from start to finish, which was really informative (and delicious!)
Monkeys at Rawana Falls! We stopped here on the way up to Ella to look at the waterfall, but I was a little over-excited to see monkeys so tame. I know it’s a bad thing, as they’re fed by the tourists and will start to rely on it, but it was still a novelty to see them with their corn on the cobs!
The train journey to Kandy – this is supposed to be one of the best train journeys in the world, and I took about 100 photos to prove it. Crammed in like sardines, we were lucky to get a window seat, where I proceeded to snap for the entire 7 hours. Tea plantations, mountains, rivers, the views were amazing.
Beautiful original batiks at Jayamali Batiks, Kandy. I should have
asked him to pose with the one we bought!
Three weeks after our return, life is very much back to normal. Except of course the things I need to catch up on at work and the designs I need to actually start working on.. That will be another post!
* There are another 490 photos over at flickr.com/fayetuesday!