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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

I'm Baaackkk!

Hello my lovely bloggers,

Well, TraderVic and I are back safe and sound from a wonderful adventure overseas... and it was indeed an adventure!

A Taiwanese wedding, a magical lake and being chauffeured around Taipei by a billionaire - and that was just the first week!

So, if you would like to read more about it, stay tuned over the next few weeks, while I catch you up on all my travel (and stitching) news - of course, if you follow me on FB, then you will have seen most of these pics (sorry!)

Let's begin with the wedding in Kaohsiung- the whole raison d'etre for the trip, really.  Just to remind you, our DS1 married his lovely bride here in Melbourne, nearly a year ago now, you can revisit that post, here, if you wish.  However, DDIL1 is a gorgeous Taiwanese girl, who wanted to have the Taiwanese wedding experience with her family and friends as well - and what an experience it is:  12 hour wedding photo shoot for the bride and groom (pre-wedding) involving at least five changes of outfits (for both bride and groom) and different hairstyles (for the bride); a tea ceremony the day before when the groom needs to perform a number of tasks to win the hand of his bride and then a full on 13 course wedding feast the following day at which the bride wore three different gowns and then after all that we went to Karaoke!  Wow! What a couple of days!


Today, I am going to show you some of the wedding shoot photos - they are quite stunning!









Anyway, I am going to leave you here for now, watch this space for further updates on our trip.

hugs,


23 comments:

Heather said...

Great pics!

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures Kaye.

Linda

Brigitte said...

Great to see you back, Kaye. And great to see the first pictures of the happy couple. Let them roll in - and they are all new to me as I'm not on FB, lol. Looking forward to seeing more ...

butterfly said...

Just beautiful , what a good looking couple .
HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, it's exhausting being a Taiwanese bride! Lovely photos of the happy couple.
It's a nice idea to wait a year for the second ceremony, there's longevity already LOL

cucki said...

Great pictures xx

Maggie said...

Beautiful photos, i will look forward to seeing more :-)

Vickie said...

Wow! I have never heard of such a thing!! I am not on FB, so I am enjoying all this already.

Margaret said...

Lovely pictures! I'm going to enjoy your trip posts! Glad it was a fun trip!

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely xx

Nurdan Kanber said...

Congratulations Kaye!!!
They are very lovely couple!!! Wish them endless love and happiness ♥

Warm greetings

Ariadne said...

Amazing photos and amazing customs!May they have a great marriage!AriadnefromGreece!

Carol said...

Oh, how beautiful--what a fun wedding that must have been, Kaye!! Much happiness to your son and new DIL in their new life together :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Welcome home, what an amazing trip and lovely pictures of the newlyweds. Deb xo

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Dear Kaye, I'm glad you're here again!
We look forward to the next photo!
Your travel had to be great, you have seen a piece of the world!
I'm sending a hug!

Bea said...

Really glad you're back and SO happy you enjoyed yourself. Great pictures - beautiful gowns and great suits. Looking forward to the next instalment.

Barb said...

Welcome back! What an attractive couple. I can't wait to see more photos and hear more about your fantastic trip!

marly said...

WOW!

Faith... said...

Beautiful wedding pictures! Glad you had a wonderful time.

Tiffstitch said...

These are so great! Wow... just wow...

Penny said...

Glad you are back! Beautiful pictures!

jocondine said...

Waouh, beautiful pics, lovely dresses (I love the traditionnal one with purple flowers - DS1 is very elegant too). Amicalement

valerie said...

Stunning Photos! I love the different outfits.

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