United Kingdom, Spain · 9 Days · 24 Moments · August 2017

Espana con la familia


26 August 2017

Finally flew home!
Back to El Prado for yummy paella
Up early to go to the airport. Unfortunately not worth it for me - I'd booked a standby flight and I didn't make it on. Waved goodbye to Russ, Greg and Elena and had to get big Mick to pick me up and take me back to the house. Spent ages trying to figure out the mess And ended up booking an expensive flight home late that night. Spent the rest of the afternoon by the pool enjoying a last few bonus hours of sun. Really just wanted to be home though, tired and ready for my own bed by this point!!

25 August 2017

Dinner at an Italian place Fratelli in Benijofar. Very yummy and nice spot to sit outside.
Last day. Spent it round the pool doing the usual stuff.

24 August 2017

Easy dinner at the tapas place down the road again. Russ and I shared some tapas bits and a pizza. Drinks afterwards at the orange bar.
Russ and I looked after Olivia for the afternoon, just playing around the pool with her.
Back to the beach with just Russ, Greg & Elena, Big Mick & Karen. Chilled in the sun reading my book and dipped in the sea. Greg & Elena did parasailing. Lunch at the cafe on the beach again. A magnum in the way home πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

23 August 2017

Dinner at Pimientos. My favourite dinner of the holiday! Nice setting on a terrace with a view. Yummy gin cocktail and great food - had a shared fish starter with Russ. Everyone had steak, I had sizzling steak fajitas. Delicious! Banoffee pie shared with Elena for dessert. Amazing apart from the slight under-ripe banana. Lovely evening!
Looked after the kids for the morning while Caro & Steve went shopping. Just played around the pool and had lunch at the house. Spent the afternoon mostly reading by the pool and more chilling.

22 August 2017

Back to the orange bar fir a few drinks before going home.
Dinner at El Prado. Paella and red wine and shimmy chocolate mousse for dessert.
Headed to the beach (Mil Palmeras) for a day of playing in the sea and on the sand. Lunch at the little cafe right on the beach. Bit of tapas and sangria. Headed back to the house late afternoon.

21 August 2017

Went to Torrevieja for the evening. Had a drink first by the port, then a wander along the sea front. Dinner at Sirrocco. Italian food. Unfortunately I didn't feel very well after dinner. We started to have a wander through the markets after dinner but then went home.
Russ's birthday! Woke up late and made breakfast for everyone. A few presents for Russ. Then a day around the pool and house.

20 August 2017

Dinner at the Tapas place Bar Alegria just down the road from the house. Drinks afterward at the orange bar.
Back to the house for lunch and an afternoon around the pool
Went to La Zenia for a bit of shopping with Russ, Greg and Elena

19 August 2017

Dinner at Eduardo's in Villa Martin. Decent food, nice setting, busy Saturday night, Rod Stewart tribute act! I drove so not much to drink, Very tired!
Spent the day around the pool, playing with the girls, and with the grown ups! Ball games, inflatables, lots of laughter, the usual lunch, a couple of beers πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
Not enough sleep unfortunately, sleeping in the living room means waking up as soon as the first person wakes up to use the loo! Lucky we didn't have a particularly tough day ahead!
Arrived at Big Mick's place and went straight to bed

18 August 2017

Finally took off from Luton
Arrived at Luton. Flight delayed. Had a few drinks with Russ, Steve, Greg & Elena.