Nelly and I always share a good dose of the holiday blues (when in France 'le holiday blues')as the holiday comes to an end and this year I surpassed myself by having them before I went. Yep, that's right - I had decided the holiday wasn't going to be long enough before I'd even packed... a new level of cup half empty!
We get short shrift from respective partners so we have to sneak off and have the blues quietly.
Anyway, they've hit hard now we're back! Missing the sun, the sangria and most of all the having nothing to do ness! (and family Kisby). It's such a treat to spend time together as a family.
So, I've mostly given myself the 'cup needs to be half full' chat and caught a grip.
Here's a little holiday round up:
We stayed near the town of Mojacar - a little north of Almeria in SE Spain. It's basically a desert - and unlike anywhere we've been before.
The weather was great for us (26 and breezy) but I'm guessing you wouldn't want to be there in August!
Now, if there's one thing we do well as a family it's eat!
I would go as far to say this holiday was our best yet - helped by the abundance of amazingly cheap fish. Prawns featured heavily, as did chorizo.
We ate out twice - the second of which was way up there in dining experiences! Some serious internet research found us a very basic beach cafe (no name - that basic) which was well placed out on the rocks so you felt as though you were almost on a boat. The menu consisted of three things; bread, salad and whatever fish they had caught. We were surprised to see the high ish prices of individual fish, until we realised that each one would feed about 4 adults!
History wise the area has been occupied by almost everyone - but you can really see the influence of The Moors in the architecture. On a clear day you can see the African coast in the distance!
and the Spanish markets didn't disappoint...
The boys spent their holiday euros on the little figures made from string (see middle of the picture) There was every figure imaginable; Marge Simpson, Woody, Sponge Bob, The Hulk, Pink Panther, Mr T, Batman...
Whilst there I quietly turned 40....it was my favourite kind of birthday; nothing to do, happy boys, seafood BBQ, a couple of jugs of sangria and finished off in style with...with a large frozen tiramisu mouse cake! (class)
TBC at the weekend with a joint family tea party for me and Granny, who gracefully turned 66 while we were away. The boys sent her the message below made from things they (said they) found lying around the villa...
Indulgent set of favourite holiday pictures:
The only thing I haven't mentioned is the flora and fauna - deserves a separate post! (new love of cacti needing to be shared)
Now, off to have a good old catch up on everything I've missed - including all the Paris themed posts. And I do believe I've made some new cyberspace pals whilst away. Would be rude not to take a little time to visit their blogs....!! Since there's an almighty thunder storm going on outside, washing the summer clothes can definitely wait!