Friday, 10 July 2015

A week ago..

A week ago we came home from a holiday of sun, sea, sangria and not much else.
The thing about having your own place in the sun is that you get used to the surroundings over the years and don't feel the need to rush out to see places and do things. Sometimes, we do some lovely trips and explorings. But this time, we were so happy to just have a chance to sit and watch the world turn slowly,that we did just that.
There was some maintenance type DIY which involved several trips to DIY shops, and the time consuming but necessary stuff - you know, bank, solicitor, Agent, blah blah. But mostly, we sat somewhere in the shade and just let the world work around us. On DIY days we used the pool to cool off and on other days we sat on the beach and used the sparkling Mediterranean to cool and exercise our limbs.

Mr Dunnit is a very active man, and on occasion I feared that he was bored, and suggested activities. He turned them down...a sure sign that he too was relishing the 'do nothing' type holiday. Look here...even his halo was rested enough to show up !
I'm at home today doing chores and bookwork. First day off since we got home, as normal. It's lovely and warm. The sun is shining. And I had a sudden yearning to sit in the garden with a large glass of something with ice. Like I did last week at lunchtimes. Ain't that the sign of a good time? When you think a drink at lunchtime and a siesta thereafter would fit into a normal working day without too much trouble!


Annie said...

Mr Dunnit with his halo really made me chuckle Julia....why not link it to the Friday smiles for this week?
Annie x

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I am happy to hear you brought some of that home with you.

Twiglet said...

Aw bless him - I am sure his little halo sparkles on most occasions. Enjoy your weekend. x Jo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds to me that Mr. D. was tired and needed the rest. So glad the two of you were able to find down time. Reality can hit pretty hard after a very relaxing vacation. Sounds like you are finding ways to relive yours.

Sue Jones said...

Sounds heavenly :)

Kelly said...

We all need those days, Julia. Time share people used to tell us we needed a place to 'get away'. Had trouble explaining to them we already had a place like that LOL

Sue said...

So glad you enjoyed the relaxing side of the holiday so much. Must be lovely to have your own place and feel free to do what you want, when you want.

Hope now you are home, you do manage a drink at lunch time and a short fiesta.

Hope you've had a fab Friday. Sue

Doone said...

JD may you forever continue with your continental culture of STOP EAT DRINK as I'm sure it's why the people of Kermarquer live (on average) to 102 years old..... hope the uk heatwave continues as it does make life so much better to be able to eat outside don't you think? - by the way Badvoc is Doone's/Donna Rodgers French ID!

misteejay said...

Sounds like the perfect break Julia.
Love the photo of Mr D's halo.
Toni xx

Neet said...

Julia - I have an email I have been asked to forward to you from Australia re Eliza. Can you please get in touch with me via email so I can pass on.
Neet xx
ps I am out all day but will be back around tea time.

Helen said...

Love the photo of Mr D's halo!! Always knew he was a saint to put up with you... lol (you know I don't mean this!!)