Saturday 19 October 2013

Sandcastles, Seasides and Tapas

Well, there's little more to say really, we had lots of sun, we visited the beach and swam in the sea each time; we ate well, mostly enjoying Tapas and Sangria - well there's that saying - when in erm, Rome, do as the Romans do.  It's implication is international of course.  And I like to do as I'm told.

This is as choppy as the water got;  we really managed to choose a fab week for weather. Believe me, it is not always our luck, so we did make hay!  I took this photo on the day we arrived and I'm glad I did, the sea remained almost flat calm thereafter.  The swimming pool was colder than the sea, despite a summer's worth of sun on it.  The sea is always better for you anyway.  I tell myself.  

And then of course, there's the food.  The diet slipped without mention to the back of my mind.  It's incredibly difficult for me to turn down the chance of choosing little plates of my favourites...we'd already eaten the salad before I thought to take a photo! Gannet. 
So all the good parts of a holiday were in place.
After four days of having Mr Dunnit to myself, my American Sissy and her brave and intrepid partner arrived with my beloved parents.  Lots of chat and catch up.  It was wonderful. Sissy Dunnit's man was incredibly brave and intrepid - entering a family cauldron without first meeting any of us, doing it all on the most appalling jet lag and not once did he have to revert to anything more than wine, beer or sleep. He fit in perfectly, of course.
We did some real culture, and we did some real non-culture too.  Loads of photos to be spread out over loads of posts and not all of them will be Spain relevant, just decoration!
I have a lot of 'getting into gear' to do now.  Lists to make, busy to be - if only to help me stop missing the company of my lovely Sissy Dunnit.  Join me won't you, as I step into Autumn, it would seem that I can't put it off any longer!


Helen said...

you've changed your blog again....!! Welcome home, and I love the sand castle. Glad you had a great holiday, and I look forward to seeing the photos soon..

Helen said...

p.s. where's the linky's for this week's WOYWW? it's gone from your redesigned look... and I haven't finished visiting...

Craftychris said...

Now that's what I call a sandcastle!! Sounds like a wonderful time! xx

trisha too said...

Wow, thank you for sharing your awesome holiday, Julia--I'll be watching for more fabulous photos!


Andrea said...

very autumnal colour pallet and what a sandcastle! very pleased to hear your having a great time ...I hope you continue to enjoy

voodoo vixen said...

So glad you had a wonderful time with your family from far and wide! Now back to reality eh? Lists... poop.

Spyder said...

The food looks yummy and the castle is brilliant!

Unknown said...

Julia, fabulous sandcastle, so glad you had a brilliant holiday, and welcome back hun xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Glad that you too had a good time - this looks really lovely - do you mind me asking where it was? Got to love that sandcastle - hope it didn't get washed away too quickly - I presume the expert looking man helped you create this Hee! Hee! Back to the old routine now :(

Kyla said...

Another blog background change!! I can't keep up!!!

Sounds like you had a fabulous family holiday and great weather (but naughty you obviously decided NOT to bring it back with you!!).

Happy Autumn
kyla (with fluffy socks on AND the heating is on!!)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Wow that all looks amazing!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

What a cool sand castle! Oh, I bet I'd love the food in Spain. Yep, best not to mention "diet".

The family reunion sounds like it was perfect - and the newest member fit in great. I can't imagine dealing with jet lag!


Mrs.D said...

Welcome back, pleased you had a really good holiday. Set you up for the winter and months of grey days.
Don't rush to get back to normal rut, just relax.
'See you Wednesday'

Mrs.D said...

Welcome home Julia. Hope your holiday has set you up for the grey winter days ahead.
That was one spectacular sand castle, it must have taken hours to build.
Never mind the diet, is that what you lost weight for, to enjoy nice food on your hols without feeling guilty.
Nice to have family time as well.

Unknown said...

Ahhh...I love the beach! What a wonderful vacation--and glad you didn't let a pesky diet get in the way of a wonderful time!

ddazzled71 said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful holiday and catch up with your family. Loving the sandcastle and the food looks yum.......diets definitely don't belong on holidays. Indulge it the key! Look forward to more photos over the coming weeks.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Always great to get away and relax. Scenery always seems lush.
Enjoy as the weather is turning. Snow forecast for parts of this area..just a wee bit too early.

Sarn said...

A welcome view of some sun and sand (it's raining and grey here as I type). AND WOW what a sandcastle! AMAZING!

Glad you had a lovely holiday catching up with family too.

Sarn xxx

Eliza said...

Those waves look so inviting, it sounds like you had a great holiday but yes the seasons have changed. Thanks for sharing your holiday albeit jealousy that I have.