I’m back!

Well I’m back from an amazing holiday. I will give you a quick overview of my European holiday or my “white Christmas”.

Our holiday started a few days before Christmas when we drove up to Johannesburg, this is a 5hr drive to our international airport were we met up with friends that were joining us, here we got on to a big plane to fly to Budapest. We spent a few days there including Christmas, I got my “white Christmas” a day after Christmas. I found some blue and white Hungarian fabric here, I will tell you about this on another post.

Here we got on a boat to sail the river Danube up to Nuremburg, Germany via Austria. We stopped in Vienna, Passau, Melk, the, I found a little yarn shop here and guess what, I got my friend to start knitting. The ship then did a funny loop onto one of the side canals and stopped in a town called Regensburg, this reminded me a lot of the movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel“.

Our last stop on our 8 day Viking cruise was Nuremburg. Here I found 2 wonderful yarn shops in a 1 mile (1.6 km) radius of each other. As you all know walking for yarn shops is not a problem for me, remember this post.

We spent 2 days in Nuremburg, hopped onto a train to Stuttgart, for those whom have car loving husbands you will understand it, it has the Porsche and Mercedes Benz Museums. We then rented a car to drive to Munich, well the boys loved this one, the autobahn has no speed limit. Sounds fun if you’re a boy! What did my friend and I do? We sat in the back, knitting, now and again my eye would glance over what speed we were doing, 125 miles/hr (202 km/hr) and other cars were passing us.

Munich has another car museum. Can you guess which one? BMW of course! We did do other things off course. Here we hopped onto an overnight train to Amsterdam. I love Amsterdam and had to go back to the quilt shop, that I visited last year on this post.

How was the weather? Cold, wet, no sun but amazing! I’m back home and getting used to this hot weather 89˚F or 32˚C.

Back home, I’m nursing an injured shoulder and having treatment at the moment feeling very sorry for myself been knitting and crocheting a little bit.

Glad to be back in blog land for those who follow me and for those that I follow you will see a few likes and comments.

Happy crafting.


20 thoughts on “I’m back!

  1. He he the temperature wasn’t exactly the same you have in South Africa 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip in the northen hemisphere 🙂 🙂 🙂 and do hope that you’ll have the chance to visit Italy too.. 🙂 🙂 or should I better say Croatia??? Well, it doesn’t matter, both are beautiful countries, considered home by me so.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Hi Nikki, looks like you had a cold but lovely time on your river cruise, I’ve heard Budapest is lovely. I went to that quilt shop in Amsterdam too! It is absolutely gorgeous and it gave me a lot of motivation to start quilting. Can’t wait to see that blue and white fabric, I am collecting for a quilt myself for a red white and blue one!

  3. We missed each other by a few months – I was home (Vienna) for a few days three months ago! Would have been lovely to meet….but sooooo glad you enjoyed it!

  4. It sounds like you had fun. My husband transports vehicles for his job – often visiting Germany to those kinds of car suppliers! He was actually in Stuttgart this week and texted me a photo of a view from the train window- pretty fields of snow. I can imagine where you have been now! (P.S. I wish I’d read your post before about yarn shops in New York – would you believe I was there last August, not the same shops, but I had a great afternoon finding yarn and fabric stores whilst hubby was sent of to a baseball match. It’s just not worth taking mine with me on a shopping trip like that!)

  5. I love Europe. I’d love to visit the places you have been but since I won’t be going anytime soon, I appreciate the tag along. I had a hard time finding fabric stores when visiting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland but didn’t know how to find them. I wasn’t with anyone that wanted to see them. Going anywhere in Europe by train is the best way. You see more and the street cars help you shuttle around the cities. I would never think to visit in the winter. Looks like a good time.

    • When visiting this winter the question did come up to visit in the summer we decided it would be to busy and the food and drink is really good in the winter.

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