June 05, 2014

Mulhouse and home (Day 7/8 )

Hi Everybody,

Today it is time to say Goodbye to beautiful Italy and head back over the border to France.

We have to leave all the wonderful sunshine behind us and once again on another holiday the weather has been really kind.

This view is  from the train window as we are passing Lake Maggiore and heading for Switzerland.

There is not a lot of time to take photos as we change trains in Milan and again in  Basel but this one is just outside the station entrance in Basel and was taken quickly.

From here we go to Mulhouse (Pronounced Mulloose)  for our last nights stay.

The hotel is lovely and the bed so very comfortable  and there are a lot of people staying here ... one of the parties just happens to be another group of Treyn holidaymakers the same as us.

The other party is a coach holiday and both of these groups are leaving before us the next day.  So down we go to breakfast only to find  ... that there is nothing left.

All the food plates are empty ... there is no cutlery... no crockery... no milk ... no coffee ... no tea ... no jams ... in fact nothing.

But we  have a secret weapon in the form of  Louise ...   and  she is not impressed.

She rattles their cage and it takes them a good twenty minutes to get their act together... but eventually we have breakfast.  Another medal for the formidable Louise !!

So now on Day 8 we get the TGV back to Paris and this is the super fast train and this is the fastest speed I could record on camera.

We cross Paris to the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar back to UK

This has been a wonderful holiday with beautiful scenery and glorious sunshine and there has not been one place that we have visited that I disliked.

And maybe one day return too ...
We  decided to stay overnight in London both at the start and end of our holiday and it is only a short walk from the station that we are leaving from tomorrow.

So after  a meal  we  walked to the theatre to see if there was maybe the chance to get in to see one of the shows ...  and we were very lucky to get two seats to see Lion King.... and it was wonderful.
Thank you for allowing me to share this holiday with you and for the lovely emails and comments about the memories the pictures have evoked in some of you.

Now it is time to get back to work and make some cards, videos and start my card class at my home again.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Glad you had such a fab time and you were sooooo lucky with the weather. Pat x

  2. Hi Christina. All I can say is thank you for sharing this holiday adventure with us. Glad you and Griff are home safe and sound. Looking forward to all the new creations. Hugs. Jan. xx

  3. So glad you had a wonderful vacation. I have never been to Europe, so I am living vicariously through you. Some day - maybe?????

  4. All good things must come to an end, however Welcome home and i am looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work .

    Elaine H X

  5. What a lovely end to a marvellous holiday. Thank goodness for the sainted Louise. That girl deserves a medal.

  6. Thank you so very much for sharing your holiday with us... The pictures were lovely and I so enjoyed reading about your daily site seeing. The places you visited are on my "someday" list of things to do and see and having seen them through your eyes makes me want it even more. So, thank you once again... it was fun !! HollyB

  7. Sounds like you have had one amazing holiday, that scenery on the way back must have been memorable...then lastly overnight in London and a show, you make me envious.....The trip is over and now we look forward to seeing your wonderful card creations again, cannot wait.....luv Ursula xx

  8. Hi Christina
    I'm so glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Italy. We had a wonderful time when we went with great rail. Look forward to seeing your beautiful cards once again, after your wonderful rest.

  9. Thank YOU for sharing your happy holiday -now looking forward to seeing your beautiful cards xx

  10. thank you so much for sharing the delights of your wonderful holiday. You certainly had a wonderful time and such happy memories and photos. Gee I just want to book a trip right now and head off on an adventure of my own. Take care and big hugs for sharing with us all Lyn xxx

  11. Really enjoyed your holiday Christina, thanks for sharing. So glad you both had a fab time. Look forward to you "getting back to work" lol.

  12. Oh Christina,
    What a wonderful trip we have had with you. Thank you for sharing your pictures and your experience with us.

  13. Thank you for sharing your Holiday. I am wondering, do you have to have a passport to travel through the different countries?

  14. So glad that you had such a wonderful time and the weather cooperated with you!

  15. hello Christina, how good you have Louise with you! and it nice that you have a great holliday.

  16. Thanks you for sharing you pictures along the way. I missed this one and you are now home but I sure enjoyed seeing your travels. Dianne


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