Saturday, 16 January 2010

3 Exhausting Days= Holiday


As you might know from previous posts, we buy most of our supplies in İzmir. Usually we wake up very early to drive for 4 hours, visit the shops for 5, 6 hours and drive back 4 hours, a totally wrecking day but highly needed at least twice a year. So now that the Christmas rush etc is over we thought it would be fun to have a little holiday and stay a few nights in Izmir, do the shopping a little slower and at least wouldn't have the journey all in one day.



How little did we knew... the longer we stayed the more wrecking it was :D
First day, tuesday, we went out of the house at 9 oclock, first went to the postoffice for some last minute packages and eventually arrived at 2 p.m. in İzmir. We started to visit some of the shops we needed to go and after 4 hours were so tired that we decided to go to the hotel. Apperently the restaurant of the hotel had no food so we ordered something, tried to sleep in a bad bed and started the second day tired and hungry...
Hospitality is wonderful in Turkey, you are always a welcome guest and everywere you get coffee, tea and if you are hungry food will come right away.
Here we ate in the shop where we buy our packaging materials :)


After a second bad bed night and 2 days of beadshops we were pooped and out of money LOL so we finalized our little vacation at the third day with a highly needed visit to IKEA and started our journey back home to arrive home at 5 p.m. on thursday (we were lucky roads were empty).


And the result of the hardcore shopping he heee
Many new designs will be popping up in the shop soon!


*still recovering*

21 comments:

  1. Oh mine! What a journey!
    And loads of new supplies!!!

    Can't wait to see your new creations!

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  2. Looks like you found everything you need on that trip. Will be fun to see the new designs!

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  3. I want to come with you! What a fabulous haul of new goodies too :)

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  4. Looking forward to see new designs!
    I'm sure they'll be beautiful... :)

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  5. wow, I was with mitsy in ikea yesterday for 2 hours and we both felt as a complet wreck .... I cannot think of 3 days....
    Hope you'll both get your energy back very soon!

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  6. Oh! *jumps up and down*
    Me too, me too! Take me with you at your next trip!! :)

    Sorry that it was so exhausting, though. But at least, well worth it I hope!

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  7. That food looks so good--and those supplies are incredible--and your journey looks like a dream--can we trade lives for awhile? :-)

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  8. Well worth the exhausion methinks!

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  9. huh, at least now you have a huge stock :-)

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  10. Sounds like productive journey even though it was a tiring one! Can't wait to see the results of all the shopping :)

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  11. Is there a little room for me too??
    How many beautiful supplies have you buy?? I can't wait to see your new creations!!

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  12. Uf, I hate bad hotel beds, lousy night rest takes all the fun out of holidays - but your work space full of yummy new supplies seems worth the effort!

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  13. woowwww!!! oh me golly, look at the supplies! :)
    *gives Estella the puppy eyes* i wanna come along toooooooooo...

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  14. wow so many supplies! I always envy your suppliesstock! :D

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  15. You must feel happy to be back home and have a good night sleep again :)

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  16. Oh my goodness, what a journey for supplies! I'm glad you found everything you needed. I think it was wonderful that you were able to eat in the shop where you buy your supplies. Enjoy your new goodies and have fun creating!

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  17. ha ha, supply shopping ... i so love it that it sounds wonderful, even though it was a bad bed :o)

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  18. Haha, that's an insane amount of supplies! I'm sure you'll have heaps of fun with those! :)

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  19. Great photography ... I like your idea of 'mood boards'! My design wall has little 'mood spots' all over it.
    You live in an interesting part of the world!

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