Sunday, 5 February 2012

Storytelling Sunday–Venice 2008

I’ve been scrapping photos from a mini break in Venice we took to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in 2008.  Such fun to re-live the holiday!

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But, here’s the story:

We were due to fly out on the Sunday, our anniversary being on the Tuesday. On the Friday evening we were walking the dog and chatting about what we would do when we were in Venice, when I suddenly said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if my passport was out of date?”

Gulp!  Guess what?  Yes, as soon as we got home, we checked it and found it several months out of date! 

This set us off into major panic mode!  It soon became evident that we would have to go to London on Monday to get a passport quickly.  Maurice managed to change our flights and hotel reservations to the Tuesday.  So.. an unexpected trip to London!  It was incredibly nerve-wracking as I was sure we’d forget something necessary for identification.  But no need to worry, it all went very smoothly.

And our mini-break?  It was truly wonderful!  We absolutely loved Venice, no better place to spend our anniversary.

I’m linking up with Sian’s Storytelling Sunday.

 

Finally, here’s my page for yesterday’s crop.  Our theme was ‘soft’, and I couldn’t resist these photos of Nicholas way back in 1991 jumping on our bed!  I’m happy to say this LO was voted everyone’s favourite, woohoo!

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14 comments:

alexa said...

Eeeek! You must have had a nagging suspicion somewhere in your subconscious! Glad it all ended well after the panic. And what a sweet and happy photo: lovely page!

heart.hearth.home. said...

Thank goodness you made that chance remark and were able to change the date of travel etc. Your pages are gorgeous; I love the colour scheme.

Alison said...

I've never been to Venice, but would love to do so....DD discovered she had lost her passport the day before we were heading (with four of her friends) to Disneyland Paris, and she has the staff at the Glasgow Passport Office to thank for us actually getting there as planned!
Alison xx

Melissa said...

Your trip pages are lovely - I really like the papers you're using. So glad all turned out well and y'all were still able to enjoy the trip despite the passport snafu.

scrappyjacky said...

Thank goodness you managed to get the passport in time!!
In reply to your comment on my blog.....I live on the South coast as well!!!!!

Sian said...

Gosh, what a heart stopping moment! That's the stuff of family legend, that is. But I'm, so glad that you got there and had a lovely time and have the layouts to prove it.

Thanks for joining in today Linda, it's a pleasure to have you share a love story with us today :)

Angelfish said...

So glad it all ended well for you. Not a nice discovery, but at least you made it soon enough to do something about it :o)

Chicken Licken said...

you've been a busy bee!! Lovely LOs

Missus Wookie said...

So glad you weren't on the way to the airport when you suddenly thought of that! Glad you got everything sorted and had a wonderful time. Sweet page with such a happy little jumper too.

Amy said...

Gulp! What a mad rush! The trip to Venice sounds lovely though and your pages are a great reminder of the time away.

Shari said...

Love your Venice pages Linda. The papers you have used are gorgeous. What a funny story about the passport :). Thank goodness you were able to change your plans.

The soft landing layout is fantastic too - what cute photos.

Jo said...

Having worked in travel for 20 years this is a story I hear all too often. I'm glad it worked out in the end. I love your layout.

Chipper said...

It is a good thing you checked BEFORE you turned up at the airport! Your layouts are beautiful.

Gem's Crafts said...

What a good job that you checked the passport and got it sorted before it was too late :) I love your Venice LO's they have a really Italian oldy worldy feel too them :)