Pippa Rea

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A Blog From Pippa

on October 12, 2014

Well our great holiday has ended, it was fantastic and all, but sometimes things have to end, even if you’re traveling the amazing country’s of the world. I’m very lucky to have some money to spend on some beautiful souvenirs from Paris, Dubrovnik, Venice, Dubai, Santorini and Katakolon.  I also liked doing lots of special things especially going up the Tour Eiffel, going to Euro Disney, watching the lights of the Tour Eiffel and lots more other things.

At Paris after we went to the top of the Tour Eiffel we came back down to look at the souvenir shop I bought a real marble statue with the Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe on it, I got some beautiful magnets, I got two shiny gold coins with the Tour Eiffel on one and the Arc de Triomphe on the other, I got a medium size Tour Eiffel, I got a gorgeous yellow book mark with the Tour Eiffel on it, a red white and blue magnet of the Tour Eiffel, I got a beautiful cream hat that says Paris on it, my cousins Melanie and Chloe bought me a key ring and we got a book that tells us how all the things in Paris were built, who lived in them and how they worked. I got these beautiful T-shirts one of them says Paris loves me and the other one just says Paris.  When mum’s Aunty and Uncle Claire and Russell came they got a bracelet for me from their three sons Patrick, David and Sam. I got a yellow watch that I saw on the street and I got a white watch from Swatch. One night as we were walking down the beautiful streets of Paris looking for a nice spot for dinner I saw something that caught my eye…… it was a French Berét mum and I had a look at them for a while and then mum and I decided I should buy one, but I couldn’t decide what colour I wanted, so I tried a few on and I decided red was the colour that suited me best.  I also really liked getting my portraits drawn at Montmartre.  It was really hard to choose if I wanted normal or cartoon so I got both.

On the cruise we went to Dubrovnick (Croatia), Santorini (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey) and Katakolon (Greece).  From Dubrovnick I bought a little painting.  From Santorini I bought a little grey and black donkey.  From Kusadasi I bought a yellow belly dancing costume.  From Katakolan I bought a sling shot with a Dolphin’s head on it.

From Venice I bought a gondola and two glass bracelets one of them has the tree of life on it.

I bought some special Pandora charms as well.  The Pandora charms are a suitcase with Paris on it, an infinity charm, an olive wreath of victory and the lucky eye.  From Dubai I got a bottle of coloured sand made for me.  It says Dubai 2014 on one side and Pippa on the other.

I had a lot of fun on our trip doing all the special things in all the places we went to.

I also loved the Tour Eiffel as much as I’ve dreamed of it.  The lights were so amazing that they blew me away.

Thank you everyone for reading our blog. From Pippa 🙂


14 responses to “A Blog From Pippa

  1. Belinda Ingram says:

    Glad you had such a magical time with your family, beautiful girl. Sending light and love to you all.

  2. Margaret & Michael says:

    Pippa, you look like a real Parisian in that red beret!
    We have loved following your trip to places we have been, and others we have not seen.
    We are so glad you had such a wonderful trip with your family, and have some beautiful souvenirs to enjoy, and show your friends back home.

    Love from

  3. Carolyn says:

    Hey Pippa, we have loved reading your wonderful Mum’s blogs about every amazing thing you have done together on your trip. The magic of the Eiffel Tower, Paris and all the amazing places you visited is in you all now – so pleased it was all you had hoped it would be! I LOVE your souvenirs – WOW, thanks for taking all those pics of them in detail! Your room at home must look amazing. Much love to you all, Carolyn, Jobe, Coen and Yarra.

  4. Samantha says:

    What a fabulous time you have had Pippa, Harry and I enjoyed reading about the adventures you, James, Patch and your mum had. We look forward to hearing all about it! Xx love Sam

  5. kerri bilson says:

    Hi Pippa. We have enjoyed following you on your trip. What a wonderful time you had. You look “tres belle” in your red Beret. Great choice! I particularly like the sand bottle you got in Dubai and I was amazed to see your footage of the Eiffel Tower with the lights at night – how gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing it with us all
    xx The Bilson’s

    • Margaret Britton says:

      Thank you Pippa for the wonderful blog of your Europe trip, we have loved seeing photo’s along the way, your Mum has given us great updates, we recognized many places we had been,all so lovely to see again. You will treasure all your keepsakes reminding you of the places where they came from. We love all your photo’s but the special favorite is you as a Belly Dancer, just lovely as always. You & the boys will have much to tell to your friends at school. LOL G&P xxxxx

  6. Nicole Whitney says:

    What a fantastic journey Pippa!

  7. Narelle Hill says:

    Hi Pippa, I have loved receiving your blog updates about your fabulous OS adventure. It has brought back many great memories of my own trip , a long time ago! I wish I could have shopped as much as you did. My trip was a backpacking adventure & it was full unfortunately! Take care & I look forward to hearing about more of your travels at school! Xx

  8. Jacquie says:

    Well pippa what an amazing post. Loved reading and looking at this. I must say my favourite photo is the belly dancer outfit. Maybe as I wished I would look that good in that outfit!
    See you soon xx

  9. Meredith Shaw says:

    Hi Pippa, thanks for the travel wrap. I loved it, and loved all the photos. I went to Paris once and thought it was amazing but I think you could show me a thing or two that I missed on my travels. Awesome souvenirs, I loved the watches and the sand bottles. love you to sweet girl. P.S the Great Barrier Reef was pretty awesome today….. come back any time!

  10. Catherine shaw says:

    Hi pippa ,
    Welcome home!
    Pippa just like you beautiful mum, you both know how to write such great blog posts….We loved reading your post (and your mums!) and off course we loved looking at all your amazing photos, thank you for sharing!
    It looks like you have had the most amazing time!
    Can’t wait to catch up with you 😘😘
    Xx

  11. Catherine shaw says:

    Ps. Forgot to say you look SO SO beautiful in that yellow belly dancer outfit… I think yellow could be your new best colour!!

  12. Diane says:

    How did you fit all those treasures into your suitcase. Reading your blogs was like riding on a magic carpet and visiting all those beautiful places. Happy return to Warrnambool.

  13. boothkids says:

    Hi Pippa, we really loved looking at all your treasures you have collected from your amazing holiday – especially the slingshots!!! Dubai sounds really cool too. We are now in France but haven’t eaten any snails yet! Say hi to Patrick and James and your mum too. Love, Tom, Maddy and Rosie xxx

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