Friday, 3 June 2011
Happy days and holidays ......
It has been a bit quiet on my blog for a little while but I have a good excuse honest :-) I have been away on holiday, I promise not to bore you with all 230 photos I took whilst I was away ........
The sweetpeas love our (well it is my parents really but I have adopted it :-)) hideaway in Mallorca, they love the outdoors so the place is just perfect for them.
We spent many a happy hour looking for treasure on the beach. I have fallen in love with seaglass and bought back a big bag of it :-)
Little sweetpea tried out her new UV protective swimming costume, if only they had invented those when I was a child!
The villa's garden was blooming, this gorgeous smelling broom was one of my particular favourites.
The boys had a little helper whilst fishing, this Cormorant was sitting right next to them and so tame, this photo was taken with hardly any zooming in.
The beach was as perfect as ever and the only real place Mr Sweetpea and I got to chill out so we were there every afternoon :-)
Snow angles in the sand ......
The track to the villa has been tarmacked, we were quite sad about this at first as we loved the bumpy old track but it is great for cycling along with the children in the evenings if it was cool enough. Mind you the weather got up to 39 deg C towards the end of the holiday so cycling was off the menu then !
My Dad has always loved recycling, the bike above was found in a dump (Middle Sweetpea was riding it in the last photo) as was the wheelbarrow (which is now a planter) I think :-) The car was bought many moons ago and is now a house to some lovely rock mice and geckos.
With no TV there it is lovely to see how creative the kiddies can be with their time - they spent the hotter mornings sitting at the table doodling piccies and making books. The table was covered in felt later in the week by me :-)
Being at the beach provided time for me to delve head first into crochet, I borrowed The Happy Hooker book from the library as recommended by Jene and it is a great book to learn with (thanks Jene :-) x).
Mr Sweetpea also taught little sweetpea some swimming, she loved it! She had great fun when we remembered we had some arm-bands back at Morca (this is what little sweetpeas called the villa, we thought she was always talking about the Island until we got there and she insisted the villa itself was called Morca :-)).
I have now had the Sweetpeas all with me for 3 weeks, I do love them all dearly but must admit to craving a little time away from everyone now. Morca is gorgeous but as it is a one story building and surrounded by hills you do feel a little on top of each other after a while until you adapt to the new way of life. We had no fridge for the holiday - my poor parents spend 600 euros on a new fridge freezer a few months back but we couldn't get it to work, I hope they manage to work out what is wrong with it :-(
Until next year my gorgeous Playa, I will be back .....