Eloped to Africa…

Where have I been? Not blogging? What possible excuse?


…how about ….

“We eloped to Africa on a fabulous long trip and got married”?!!

Do you remember that the lovely Ben proposed last December – I blogged it in Exciting news and a Hat

We’ve been together a long time and didn’t want a traditional wedding but we did want a fabulous Honeymoon to remember.

Therefore, we got married in Zanzibar (big island off the East coast of Africa) and had a relax on the beach, then went on safari in Kenya!

We took literally 2000 photos of the whole trip and I could write for days about how fantastic the wedding was, how well we were looked after in the resort, how unbelievably beautiful the Masai Mara is, how astounding it is to be 10 ft away from wild animals doing their thing, how wonderful Africa is to visit. (Before you ask – no trouble, no pirates, no unpleasantness of any kind.)

So what to show you?

Well this is a knitting blog so here’s what I’ll do….a couple of my favorite pics from the wedding and the safari, links to more pictures so you can take a look if you’re interested then tomorrow, I’ll tell you what I knit while I was away…well you didn’t think I’d leave my knitting at home did you??! Tsk – you just don’t know me if you did!

Wedding photos… Click HERE for more photos if you wanna peek)
My fave photo…

From Wedding

Paddling in my wedding dress….

From Wedding

Strolling on the beach once it was done…

From Wedding

Safari photos – click HERE for more safari photos…

Hyena, snacking on a spine…

From Safari – Subset

A rather large hippo…

From Safari – Subset

Sunrise over the mara…

From Safari – Subset

The “Marsh Pride” of lions, devouring a Topi…

From Safari – Subset

Exciting huh 🙂

So what did I knit?

Hmmmm….this post is getting long so next post tomorrow for that one!

OK – teaser – It was Kim Hargreaves and it was in Denim and I have finished it…..

14 Responses

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  1. Katherine
    Katherine December 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm |

    Congratulations, you looked lovely in your wedding dress!

  2. Helen
    Helen December 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm |

    Congratulations! Lovely wedding photos, and your honeymoon sounds/looks great – and different 🙂

  3. Gracey
    Gracey December 30, 2011 at 12:25 am |

    You looked beautiful…congratulations!

  4. Robyn Vines Smith
    Robyn Vines Smith December 30, 2011 at 1:49 am |

    Well, how about that? Congratulations!! What an awesome way to tie the knot!

  5. Jill
    Jill December 30, 2011 at 5:28 am |

    Congratulations – what lovely photos. To be honest, I’ve only looked at the wedding ones, as I LOVE weddings – so thank you for allowing us access to these.

    You both look lovely – and very happy.

    Very best wishes for a long and happy future together.

  6. josiekitten
    josiekitten December 30, 2011 at 8:20 am |

    Wow! You did in in style Susan! Many congratulations to you both! I have to say that I had a sneaky idea that you’d gone and done something like this as I thought I spotted a wedding ring on Ben’s finger in the ‘ages of hair’ post you did!! Wishing you both a long and happy married life together! xxx

  7. Erika
    Erika December 30, 2011 at 9:09 am |

    Congratulations. Love the pictures.

  8. Terry (terdotty on rav)
    Terry (terdotty on rav) December 30, 2011 at 9:34 am |

    You two look so happy together, beautiful pics and now I see why you were so enviably tanned when I bumped into you in John Lewis! Great way to tie the knot!

  9. Shearersgirl
    Shearersgirl December 30, 2011 at 10:54 am |

    Congratulations, lovely pictures!

  10. Micro G
    Micro G December 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm |

    Your safari and wedding pics brightened up my rainy UK evening. You both look very happy and Zanzibar looks out of this world. Congratulations!

  11. Jacqui
    Jacqui December 31, 2011 at 7:22 am |

    Many many congratulations!

    What a lovely way to get married! Love the knit too 🙂

  12. Caroline McGrady
    Caroline McGrady December 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm |

    Many congratulations to you both. Beautiful pictures

  13. Sarah
    Sarah January 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm |

    You looked stunning – congratulations 🙂

  14. Moggle
    Moggle January 4, 2012 at 10:18 am |

    Oh wow! Gorgeous dress and fantastic location. I love the photo of you in the water.
    What a brilliant idea! I reckon more people should elope 😀

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