I’m back from my week long or so holiday where I swear I just piled on the kilos despite doing a lot of walking. Don’t think you’d have noticed my absence with the scheduled posts and all 😉
Anyway, I spent my vacation time in Europe – Rome, Paris and London – and I had a blast! Busted my shopping budget many times over too 🙂 They are cities I’ve visited before so I didn’t hit up all the usual tourist spots (just some) but instead took the time to relax and enjoy the food, people-watching and the cool weather.
It was blistering hot in Rome and I swear I am now a shade or two darker than I was, but Paris and London were great. Not too cold nor too warm.
Only problem is, when I got home I realized that my camera with a week’s worth of photos was missing.
On reflection, I could have sworn I left it on the plane from London-Singapore. But a few frantic calls to Lost and Found of Singapore Airlines told me that no camera was found on board.
I don’t miss my camera as much as the memory card. This was a time when I’d finally developed a bit of an eye for taking photos and I had some great shots in there. But its all gone now. I hope whoever took my camera gets some good use out of it. It’d be too much to hope for the return of my memory card.
Oh well, c’est la vie! At least the memories in my head won’t get lost that easily and I guess I could always go back 😀
I’m now sorting through my emails, and replying comments for the past week where I can. I’ll show my haul if anyone’s interested 🙂 Just need a bit of time to take the photos and get my life organized back to normal.
Catch up with you later!
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Awww… sorry to hear about the loss of your camera… as a shutterbug, a loss like that for me it would be devastating…
Thanks and I was devastated last night but since there’s nothing I can do about it now…
Oh my PB Welcome back!!! I hope you find your camera and I hope it was just misplaced…you are one positive girl, I’ll go crazy if I lost my camera heheheh well especially the hubby! he’ll go crazy! 😀 Would love to hear about your trip !
Nope the camera’s gone 🙁 Its sucky but there you go. I might steal some pics from my friend’s camera though 🙂
owh, no wonder u werent replying your comments! i tot Paris had gone all lahdeedah on us, but apparently Paris just went to paris. lol!
welcome back, and so sad abt the camera =(
LOL! I thought I mentioned going away a week ago? 😛 And yes I went to Paris and it was a blast! 😀
SHUCKS. That must suck, and I can totally understand how you feel. Also, YES! I want to see the haul!!!! =D
Welcome home, Peebs!
Thanks Syen! It was a blast and I will have my haul up soon 🙂
Wow… Paris in Paris… My camera is dead too… wuwu… But at least the memories are still intact right? Welcome home!
Yup! Memories will be there… as will the waistline 😛
Mrs Top Monkey says
I wanna see your haul PB!!!! Well I wanna see more than your haul but erm.. that’s for my eyes only… *licks lips greedily*
I’m sorry you lost the camera, what a bum way to end a great holiday. But I bet you had a great time and yep, no one can steal your memories.
teehee… you will see your haul soon enough 😉 And yes I had a great time otherwise. My waistline proves it 😛
giddy tigress says
Oh dear, sorry to hear about the camera…I know it really is a bummer with all those shots gone. But i know those memories will stay all the time in your heart 🙂
Yup! I called again today, in case the camera miraculously appeared but nope! Sigh… Glad the ol’ brain’s memory card won’t be full any time soon LOL
Poor girl!! That must have sucked real bad!! 🙁 But yeah like they say, memories last a lifetime so don’t feel too sad ya!
I wants to see the haul too!! 😀
Discovering the camera wasn’t in my bag was like a punch to the stomach. Nothing a cup of hot chocolate couldn’t solve LOL But it really sucked last night. I’m feeling a lot better about it today 🙂 And I’ll try to take pics of the haul soon. It was a little more than I expected LOL!
I thought you’re going to a vacation! Didn’t know you’re already returned from the vacation! 😀 Sorry to hear about the lost camera!
Can’t wait to see what you’ve bought from here 🙂
Haha yeah I got back yesterday. There was SO MUCH to look at and buy in Europe but I was very good (relatively speaking) 🙂
First…I’m so sorry to hear about the camera. I’d go ballistic.
Now, OMG, you must have had some great fun there! I’m eyeing Europe but current changes in life has forced me to take a seat and not go anywhere for now…well, after Oct that is.
Good to see you had fun and yes, do share your haul! I’d love to get inspired..:)
Thanks Jessica. After I called around and no one could tell me if they’d picked up a camera on the flight I knew it was a goner. Oh well, if something crap was to happen better that I lost just a camera and that it wasn’t worse 🙂 hope your life changes is worth it! There’s lots of time to see the world 🙂
sorry to hear about your camera. i am sure u have a good time.
i was in paris too last week. Visiting relative in holland, then went over to belgium and took a train to paris. plenty of nice things to buy and see. ;-D
yeah, do show us what you get! ;-D
Woohoo! We might have been there at the same time! 😀 There was loads to see and do in Paris although I ended up with nothing from Rome except mostly memories… and lots of pasta LOL! I’d love to visit Holland. I’ve never been there. Might have to hit you up for tips 😉 Belgium’s great fun isn’t it? Love the food and the chocolates! Will share my haul soon 🙂
yeah, Paris is lovely, weather was great, sunny most of the time. we were lucky. love the bread and pastries, have freshly baked croissant every morning. ;-D coffee were so so, probably we do not know what to order except cappucino (cos we can’t read French!)
sure, i can share with you some places that we went in holland. Windmills, clogs and cheese are their main attractions. Best to go in May if you want to visit Tulip Farm in Keukenhoff.
yeah, bought a lot of chocolates from Belgium as souvenier. they are famous for their beer brewery too, lots of varieties and flavour. interesting indeed. ;-D
Ooh yeah! Belgian beers are awesome! *burp* hehe… I found Paris a little hot too when I stepped into the sun. I didn’t stay there but I made sure I stopped by Laduree for macarons! Not a fan of macarons at the best of times, but Laduree sure changed my mind 😀
poor girl, who knows the memory card might appear one day again? 🙂
p/s: welcome back to hot weather!
Well who knows! Stranger things have happened! 🙂 I’m actually quite happy to be back where I can wear sleeveless tops and light clothes 😛
I’m sorry you lost your cam Must be frustrating. Next time upload your photos onto a private storage site while still on vacation…just in case anything happens.
Anyway, have a good rest and let’s see what you bought! >8P
Thanks for the tip! I usually don’t carry computers with me when I travel. Maybe next time I’ll remove the memory card so at least my photos are safe 🙂
I’m already on to Bad Thing #17 *hugs*
yes! please show haul!
Oh yeah I forgot that my laundry turned pink when I got home cos something red ran in the wash. Sigh.
So sorry to hear about your camera. Maybe it will turn up – you know like those wallets lost for 20+ years and then suddenly get sent to their owners 😀
The trip sounded like fun though. Europe! Obviously you must show us your haul.
Haha… were that my camera had identification marks, but sadly no 🙁 It was a fun trip though 🙂
Hi paris u are back! OMG so sorry to hear abt your camera. If I were you I think i’d strangle myself. I cannot forgive myself losing anything. Sigh…
I feel you. Well, I’ve lost my favourite mug in a Hong Kong Hotel before and my diary on an aeroplane. I totally understand. Well at least you’ve enjoyed your trip and had great hauls and shopping 🙂
Hey j3nny9irl no point strangling myself (though I felt like it too) But that’s life eh? 🙂
haha yaaaa… that is life and most of the time it’s no fun 🙁
My commiserations at losing your precious camera but look on the bright side… It could have been worse – think losing your credit cards or *gulp* your passport, which happened to someone I know. Doesn’t this make you feel better? A whopping welcome back and yes, your scheduled posts meant you were not missed. Besides revealing all about your haul, do share about your adventures in the three capitals…..where you stayed, how you commuted, what you visited , etc.
I know right! At the worst, the loss of camera is just the loss of physical capture of memories. Losing cards or passports have additional hassle. I will try to get some pictures off my friend and if anyone’s interested in my travels I’ll post about it 😀
Welcome back! I hope you had a great time on holiday. I’m sorry to hear about your camera, that’s awful! But at least you still have your memories.
And I’d love to see your haul too.
I totally enjoyed your country Gio! Thank you so much for your pre-departure tips! 😀 I’ll be sure to post my haul soon.