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Home Sweet Home and Beautiful Fiji

Good morning, luvs! I am finally home in my little apartment again after nearly 6 weeks of travel. Phew! It has been a beautiful adventure and I’m so grateful for every person I met and experience I had, but golly, am I ever tired. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am back in the cold north, trying to adjust to time changes, work schedules, and the switch from summery Australia to wintry Washington. Brrr! Sundresses are being packed away, sweaters, tights and woolly socks brought out to warm my bones.

This weekend I slept a lot, read a lot and cooked a lot. I roasted tomatoes, made sausage bean soup, roasted veggie salad with shredded chicken, and a creamy chicken curry with cilantro and lime. Mmm. I start work again first thing in the morning and it feels good to have all my lunches made and packed in the fridge, ready for the week.

Tonight as I huddled under my quilt and listened to the icy wind rushing through the trees, I pulled out my Fiji pictures, remembering the warm winter rains drenching the ground and sprinkling the flowers with glistening drops.

I have no idea what these lovely, spidery ones are, but aren’t they splendid?

I like these cheery yellow ones. I fully expected them to start trumpeting at me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so glad to be in regular contact with you again. I will leave you with a short video of the rain falling outside my porch in Fiji.

Much love!




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bellini - Welcome back to snow and ice Krista. I hope all your wonderful memories and wrapping you like a warm blanket:D

Nicole - Welcome home! The yellow flowers look like allamanda to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ And very cheery after having to put away the sundresses. ๐Ÿ™

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Sommer J - Looks so gorgeous! Sounds like some wonderful grub you’ve been cooking up as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures - Welcome home!!! Hope you’re rejuvenated in no time! It’s always hard to return from an amazing trip. Big hugs!!! Love the Fijian flowers.

Krista - Thank you so much, Val! They truly are. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love looking back through my pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Nicole! Alamanda, eh? Sounds good to me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - I’m so glad you like them, Sommer. ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought they were so beautiful!

Krista - Thank you, dear Andi! It’s good to be back, my heart full and rich after a beautiful journey. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuula - Lovely!! Glad to have you back home safely ๐Ÿ™‚ And I can only imagine all the things you’ve got running through your mind after those 6 weeks…not to mention adjusting to time zones, unpacking, sorting through photos, etc… wow! But happy you got some cooking & some down time to yourself over the weekend & can’t wait to read all your trip posts!! ps. photos are amazing as always ๐Ÿ™‚

Duchess - Oh this wispy spidery white ones are amazing! Welcome home.

mlleparadis - welcome home intrepid traveler! what a month + you have had! take it easy and settle back in – you’ve got all kinds of catching up to do!

Krista - Isn’t it lovely, Katie? I’m glad to be cozy and warm too, but how I miss those lovely tropical days. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, dear Tuula! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m feeling rather frazzled and overwhelmed, but happy too. ๐Ÿ™‚ It nice to have such good memories to look back on. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - I love them too, Duchess!! Thanks for the welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - I will do my best, Paradis! There’s much to do, but I’m giving myself time to work back into things slowly. ๐Ÿ™‚ No sense stressing myself out so soon after getting back. ๐Ÿ™‚

Debi Shawcross - Welcome back, Krista. What a wonderful trip! You missed A LOT of cold, ice, and snow while you were away.
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos/memories with us.

Spencer - Welcome back! Hopefully you will settle home alright. It is always a little difficult to adjust after an amazing trip.

Food Lover Kathy - Krista – Those photos would make anyone feel like it’s summer time….just gorgeous, as usual.

Mia - I actually loveee the cold u know”:-)
ANd am sure u lovee being back home , oh wonderful!

Marigold Houseware - Wow-these pictures are breath taking. I stumbled up on your site by chance and couldn’t redirect my attention from these beautiful photographs. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anna Johnston - Welcome home Krista ๐Ÿ™‚ Travelling is amazing, the best, incredible & what would life be without it…., but how good is it to be home huh. Have an awesome first week back, hope the jet lag doesn’t lag you down too much.
Amazing pics of Fiji., the colours are so vibrant aren’t they ๐Ÿ™‚

Jeanne @ CookSister! - Glad to hear yo got home safely – and LOVe the flower pics. I really miss bougainvillas…

Jeanne @ CookSister! - Glad to hear you got home safely – and LOVE the flower pics. I realyl miss bougainvillas…

Deanna - Welcome back Krista! Love following you around on your many exciting adventures! One knows there will always be fabulous stories,great pics and food to boot! These flowers you posted this week bring back such great memories of our time in PNG as they have the same ones there- beautiful! Thanks

A Canadian Foodie - Stunning!
Gorgeous flowers! Did I hear you say “work schedule”? I thought you had found a travel money tree and have been looking for one around here, for weeks. You are definitely living the life, and I salute you! Incredible photography and great written imagery!
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Valerie

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