I have just returned from a brilliant weeks holiday in Sardinia, an amazing birthday present from my lovely boyfriend! Aren't I a lucky girl!! We stayed in the south east of the island (the less touristy part) in the stunning in Ulassai in the Sardinian mountains and only 20km from the coast. The area is renowned for its free-climbing and hiking. We went on two hikes during the week, which were tough in the 36 degree heat but amazing and afforded wonderful panoramic views of the mountains and the villages nested between the peaks!
We went to one of the local beaches most days. The coast is stunning, beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and mountains in the background. We did lots of snorkeling and swimming and generally chilled out on the beaches... I managed to read 4 books whilst lounging on those beaches!! I've just realised I don't have any photos of the beautiful sandy beaches... only the rocky ones! I promise they do exist, but actually they were more touristy so we preferred the stoney beaches as we often had them to ourselves!
We stayed in a very cute little hotel (http://www.hotelsumarmuri.com/hotel-su-marmuri.html) which displayed lots of beautiful local textile work made by local women known as the "Su Marmuri Cooperativa tessile Artigiana" http://www.sumarmuri.it/cooptessile/prodotti.asp
The website is in italian but does have some good pictures of their work. The hotel also displayed lots of inspiring antiques, art and textiles.
We are back to reality now, but I do have another two days off before I go back to work so I'm aiming to buy the backing fabric for my patchwork quilt and start the quilting process, eak!! I'l let you know how I get on.
I hope everyone has had a good week. Amz xxx