Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Spain

Oh my goodness, I'm so behind with blogging!  We actually went to Spain about this time last month - yep a whole month ago - when it was slightly warmer in Britain than it is now and a wonderful 30 degrees in Spain!

Anyway, not really a lover of flights at all, but one thing lead to another and hubby persuaded me to holiday abroad for once, so that's what we did.  The last vacation to somewhere hot with the family was when Katie and Ben were still at school - we went for 10 days to Portugal, so this hols was very much needed - I missed having a sun kissed tan!

We stayed here in a perfectly formed little villa, right up in the hills.  It was fabulous - very peaceful and just what we needed to chill and forget every day life.  We hired a wonderful large car (upgraded) which had every bell and whistle you could ask for (except the kitchen sink I hasten to add) and it took us here, there and everywhere in such comfort

We stayed at the villa quite a bit, enjoying the swimming pool more than anything else.  On other days we visited Marbella and Gibraltar as well as a couple of  local towns.  We also took a rather long and wet journey to Granada to hopefully visit the Alhambra, but sadly we should have booked in advance, no spare places on the day.

Here's some pics, much more interesting than reading my blurb!

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View of the villa from top of the hill.


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Little geckos visited us every night - the baby ones were minute.


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Edible fruits from the cacti - although we didn't try any!

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Eating out (a favourite pastime) in Marbella

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The Barbary monkeys of Gibraltar were fascinating to watch - they were so funny and full of character!

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This little dog visited us from day 1 and was being fed by the owner of our villa. He'd been thrown out of a car, outside the house, in the summer and had befriended the family staying at the time. He was so lovely and so quiet we thought he was mute until the last day when we heard a strange little bark to ward off a couple of other dogs!

2 comments:

dawny said...

wow what a lovely time :-) and look at your two looking so grown up , doesn't time fly !!

dawny said...

ooh and i love love love your new doggy blog - she's lovely Elaine :-) how long have you had her because my memory is like a blinking seive !! xx