Thursday, 19 July 2012


Well...let's face it this is not a post that displays my attempt at photography or tells a story of what I'm up to like I normally do.  It's one big show off post about the lovely beaches we went to on our holiday! I have one more post which will be in a style like my normal posts.

So here we are, lots of beaches around the south coast of Menorca and some flowers too.  I was looking through my pics and struggling to believe that two hours away on the plane there is a sunny place with no rain but the weather is looking up people! This rain is forecast to go away next week just in time for my best friend's wedding I can't wait!!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunny evenings

Ahh Spain...I love it so much I'm almost certain that when Mark and I retire we will move out there.  It may never happen but I'm happy to let that dream sit in our heads.

Moments enjoyed this trip:

Swimming in the sea * cooking and enjoying simple Spanish dishes in our apartment * watching the sun set with a cocktail * freezing cold shower after a hot day * fresh mussels and tonnes of fresh bread to mop up the juice * getting out of the resort which seemed to cater only for Brits and see Menorca * white sand, clear water * walks hand in hand in the shallow sea * carrying a light bag as it didn't have an umbrella in it * walking around harbours * sitting on a jetty and dipping legs into the sea * narrow streets through old towns soaking up the shade * cafe con leche and people watching with my husband

So we're back from a wonderful holiday in Menorca.  It was crazy hot we didn't see temperatures less than 30 degrees every day and our apartment was located in a very hilly location.  It was stifling around the pool as we had no sea breeze and the sea was a mammoth 190 steps down a cliff - sounds like someone didn't do her research before booking the holiday!  We spent a few days around the pool and eating out in the resort/making up some Spanish style dishes in the apartment then hired a car for the rest of the holiday where we went to lots of beaches and visited a pretty fishing village "Fornells" and the old capital "Ciutadella".

These photos show the sunny evenings we enjoyed.  On the last night we went to Cova d'en Xoroi which is a highly overpriced bar set into the cliffs very near to our apartment.  For one night though we allowed ourselves a treat and enjoyed a cocktail while watching the sun set behind the cliffs.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Where have all the years gone?! I can't believe it's been 3 years since we had a summer holiday abroad.  The last couple of summers we've stuck to Blighty and so for this year we've decided to go on the last 'holiday by the pool' before children and reading around I think this is referred to as a "babymoon".

A week in Devon would have suited us perfectly but looking out the window we have made the best decision you just can't gamble with the British weather!  So off to Menorca we go and I'll be honest I'm tempted to leave the camera at home I'm in desperate need for some relaxation.  I'm not very good at that though and I'll confess I've stuffed a few print outs of maps in my bag and have all the paperwork needed for car hire so you never know we might explore!!

Thassos, Greece 2009

So young and fresh faced before marriage and babies!

Thassos, Greece 2009