Friday, 5 March 2010

i'm leaving on a jet plane...........

don't know when i'll be back again.............(you know how the song goes)
Kris Tag along Teddies prepare yourself.............this is sure to be the longest post i have ever written............hope you have a cuppa coffee ready............

OMG well in my dreams anyway..............thanks to all the WONDERFUL bloggy friends who left comments on this post I thought it would stop there with a few comments.............OMG I have over 50 blog friends to visit.........and a few of you I don't know (blog wise) have even welcomed me into your homes in my virtual blog tour.........so i thought I would have a play with the comments and see where I would end up.................
I really enjoyed reading the comments....and I know quite a few of you did too.......some of you offered to kick kids out of bedrooms for me..........hoped i would get you to finish some UFO's and of course throw lots of coffee, chatting, sewing, visiting quilt shops and some local site seeing.................
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So where do we start................off to my good friend Maree's on the way to Queensland...........catch up with Joy and Tanya and pick up Jeanette as she wants to come along for the fun...............
Up to North Queensland and visit Wendy and fly over to New Zealand. 
In NZ I am going to see Shiree and she is taking me to Mt Cook................such a beautiful area she had some pics on her blog not too long ago............then back to Deb's place and Deb said she would organise a blog meet with some of the south island girls...........this would be so much fun...........
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After New Zealand we have a long flight to America.....not sure where Oregon is couldn't find it on the map............I know hopeless sorry Carolyn but I will find it and visit you and you said you would take me site seeing to lots of places........ and I also wasn't sure where Miss Red Geranium Cottage Sharon is either but we all know she would NEVER and I mean NEVER miss a chance to meet up with a fellow blogger.......the first stop is Southern California with Deb and a trip to Disneyland is on the agenda (the kids would be jealous), California to see Teresa, Arizona - Colleen, Texas I have 2 stops at Julie Q's and Barbara's, Arkansas - Nichole I will feel right at home there as she told me I had to like the country, children, lots of animals and lots of dust...........was she describing my place......except for the cats who might sleep with me.............geez Nichole thats where I draw the line.............me and cats DON'T go together.............lol....... Indiana we have to stop in at Thimbleanna's oh and she is packing her bags and joining the trip too........she didn't want to miss out on anything.....she was coming with me when we only had about 12 comments.........but we have to check out the Amish communities before we leave....onto Ohio to visit Terry, Amanda is in Kentucky then head down to Georgia to visit Val......Candace is in Florida then we head up to North Carolina to see Lynn who started all these crazy dreams anyway..........The Writer is in New Jersey and said we could play with her stash in the basement and she also has a quilting machine..........then my long time blog friend Nancy.......Near Philadelphia.....hope she isn't having a "cow" day when I arrive........lol........and finally last stop in the USA is Blue Ridge Quilting in Boston who offered to also take me to into the mountains and show me around............
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back onto the plane and landing at Toronto Canada.........Rose Marie who has offered a quilt showing of all her quilts and said I could choose a different one every night............wonder how long I would have to stay there to use them all...........this trip could take awhile...........then somewhere in the middle of Canada is Joyce...........covered in snow at the moment....but I will find you .......next stop is somewhere over the mountains from Vancouver where i will find CJ...........and I have seen some spectacular country while watching the winter olympics........I know I will love Canada..........
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From Canada we have a very long trip to the United Kingdom............Trash was the first to offer a bed and she is in England so it is essential I stop there and she might need and Aussie fix by then............and Loulee I will also be popping over to the Isle of Man............
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a little bit of Europe........Portugal to see Sandra..............then my friend Margaret in Spain.....she was a swap partner many years ago.........we still keep in contact and she says I get the best of both world..........ocean views out the front and mountains out the back.........I love it when she has posted photos of her part of the world..............then off to the French Alps area Annecy.........sounds very exotic doesn't it....thanks for the kind offer Christine I would love to check out your new house too........then another long time blog friend Teodo in Italy........Milan, Rome, Venice and Capri the excitement is too much...Teodo offered to show me around......Thimbleanna and Jeanette are you keeping up here..........a quick stop at The Hague in the Netherlands and we are off to Iceland.....Gudrun the only blogger I know in Iceland............Gudrun doesn't think we will get much sewing done though.....lol....
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then off to Norway.....look out Annemarie and May Britt..........they have offered to take me on some tours around Norway and Annemarie offered a trip to her little cabin and the girls both suggested some skiing.............cross country skiing.............OMG how funny is that......firstly I have only skied once in my life and it was about 16 years ago and I was hopeless........lucky to manage the easiest slopes.........but I will give it ago again...........lol..........but you have been warned prepare yourself.....lol..........Eva in Sweden invited me over and Hannele in Finland said I should stop in since I am so close.............and last port of call before heading back to Australia is Moscow Russia.............see you didn't know people read my blog in so many different places.................goodness me sometimes it amazes me where people come from.........thanks Tatyana i would love to visit Moscow.......
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from Moscow we fly to Australia stopping in Western Australia and visit Shari where I get to sleep in the purple bedroom........and go to lots of quilt shops in Perth...........maybe just maybe we could get a UFO completed........then over to South Australia.....goodness me some talking is going to happen here as my 4 best bloggy friends in SA have offered me a sleep over...........Lorraine, Leanne, Kris and Jenny.........Barossa Valley, the beach, restaurants, quilt shops basically eating, shopping and wine tasting..............heaven .....and we can go to the zoo and see the Panda's............gosh i hope I don't have jet lag when I arrive...........
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down to Tasmania and Kate offered to pick me up from the airport.........sewing machine and bed are mere steps form each other.............off to see Jo and she is sure I could crack the whip on some projects in her HUGE craft room and also enjoy the beautiful scenery and foods of the area and I know there are some great quilt shops in Tasmania too...........
up to Victoria........to stop in at Clare,  Libster and Jan and head home to NSW where I would have a  quick stop with Fiona and Peg to tell them all the news of the trip...........
Phew now I am home.............how much fun does that sound.............heaps
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Sorry no photos but this is where you come in
.............I couldn't care less if you link to me or not but if you would like to put up a post titled "virtual blog world tour" with some photos from your part of the world............make sure you include scenery, favourite shops, a UFO your working on then we could all have a virtual blog tour..........tell us a little about your area - share some photos...........just tell us the state/country your in.........and leave a comment here with your blog address so I know where to find you...........get out there with your camera and snap some photos.........

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue..


PS I forgot to say the Jenny also suggested when i win lotto and go on my world tour I should also take a film crew to make a documentary about my round the world trip visiting my blog friends.............can you imagine the fun we could have with that.........!!!!!!


37 comments:

  1. I'm tired now after all that touring. :) Hugs. Jeanette

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  2. Come on girl!!! We will show you a good time down here in Texas!!

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  3. Love the post.....what a great idea! I'll have to set out tomorrow for a shoot of where I live!

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  4. Hey Donna! I took your advice and braced myself with a cuppa for your marathon world tour post - I'm impressed! Such a long post for the queen of short-and-sweet! Tee! Hee! Hee! Although ... I obviously forgot to comment on your original post (though I remember reading it in my RSS feeds!) and I got left off your tour - OH NO!!! I guess it's a good thing we've already met in person ... though I think Peg could be persuaded to come and visit the Village Green with you! :0) Isn't it lovely to have friends all round the world who would welcome us if we're ever 'in the neighbourhood'. Blogland ROCKS! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  5. We should have invited you to Ballarat. Now I know you would have had a good time here...

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  6. Gosh Chooky I feel exhausted after just rwading about your trip. What a fun (and cheap) way to travel, love it.
    hugs Deb

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  7. sorry that was two, must be my eyesite from all that reading

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  8. Oopsy, I've been out of the loop and you fooled me, lol! I was thinking - 'now why hasn't this girl been talking about this for a looong time - so much excitment and adventure?' Checked back and all falls in to place - you know Shari and I are good friends in Perth ... so nice to dream. Jump back on your magic carpet and have some more fun!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  9. ooooohhh now that sounds like a good idea...I shall see what photos i can find and set up a post! love a challenge of sorts lol!. sounds like an awesome world tour....

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  10. fter filming the whole thing, you could then set up a travel company so that we could all travel in your foot steps.

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  11. WOW what a trip!! I think that we all need to be on this junket!!!
    Mt Cook awaiting... and yep, will definitely take you up those yabbies, yum yum!!

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  12. I loooooove docos. Jenny has the best ideas! I like the idea of the virtual tour of my best things. I will take some photos over the weekend and put up my post next week!

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  13. Crumbs, you didn't say you pick up extras! I might have to kick destructoBoy out so I have somewhere to put all tha luggage!

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  14. Its sounds like a fantastic trip. You are well loved Chooky dearest.
    You are always welcome here at my place too!
    I love the idea of a world wide blog tour doco. I wonder if we could get someone to fund it...

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  15. This was the best blog post ever - How much fun and I love the idea for pictures. So many exciting places. In addition to the documentary crew you will be taking along, I think a book deal should go with it. A quilting/ travel book, with patterns and pictures!

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  16. Have you found Oregon yet? It is at the top left side of the map. Washington state is the top left-hand state and just underneath is Oregon.

    Well, when you go through Texas you can wave to me between Katy and Houston (Interstate 10). If you want to stop by, there is a quilt shop within walking distance.
    I'm sure we'd have a good time!

    Enjoy your trip!!

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  17. Wow makes me tired ....my little trip will be boring compared to yours!!! I am hoping to catch up with some bloggers when I get over there...nearer the time when I know more what I am doing I will put out the call.... I am hoping for a side trip to Sweden to visit Liene that will be great..I have a 7 hr stop over in Amsterdam on the way back Ive already googled quilt shops there found 2 !!

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  18. That was a long tour, but what a fun it was. I am in, I will try to post tomorrow or Sunday.

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  19. What a FAB idea about the film crew - it would be a big hit. You are mad chooky, but I love you.

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  20. Book an extra ticket Chooky ..... Lucky me I'm one of the first stops so I'm coming too!!! What fun!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  21. Your trip sounds excellent!
    Can I have tickets to the Movie Premier please?

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  22. www.villa-loredana.blogspot.com6 March 2010 at 17:42

    Dear Chookyblue, when you are in Europe, and after visiting Italy and before going to North Europe and Moscou, stop for a while by villa-loredana in Istria, than all around Rijeka, Zagreb along Dalmatia,(all in Croatia) you will find us., and we all will show you a good time here in the middle old lady called Europe. Well this tour really exosted me, so, I will returned in the evening, but with the map beside the pc, so it will be more funy. Have a nice weekend. villa-loredana

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  23. A trip like that would be fantastic! Thanks for bringing us along.

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  24. Hello dear, thanks for visiting me, villa-loredana

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  25. JPB: As if - when are you doing this. Little sister laughing xoxoxo

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  26. OHHH MY goodness. I wish you were coming to Missouri!!!! I'd love to see you and entertain you. Nothing would be more fun!!!

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  27. Is this true or a trick
    i would lve love to come
    Jeni Gold Coast

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  28. I need a rest....that was one awesome trip Chooky...Kris was right with a little push I could!!!.....when you stop and think about it we do take a journey every day....thanks so much Chooky...

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  29. I've got your room all ready in Indiana USA!!!

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  30. Fantastic trip Donna. Can I come with you? We can meet in Milan.
    ciao ciao

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  31. Sounds like such a wonderful trip-you will definitely need to pay excess baggage!!!!Will add some photos when I have a minute:)

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  32. OOps, I had no internet, so squash me in on the way down to Tassie!!You will be busy, but what fun it would be!

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  33. Ok, so if I chuck the cats will you come??? Chances are they wouldn't sleep WITH you, they might hide under your bed though! :) Nichole

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  34. What a great trip it would be :))) hope to see you soon ;)

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  35. OMG it has been a while since I have visited blogland and for a mere second I had wondered how on earth you had managed to fit another trip into your busy schedule!!! very clever - great to know so many great people out there in blogland willing to meet and welcome. Just let me know when you want to book it and Ill help you plan it!!!

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