Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone
Just got back from another girlie day and night at Rebecca´s ahead of Antoni´s return this afternoon.
So that was the last one as we know it, of course there will be many more but they will just be different.
We had to make a run to the recycling as the car was full
but we did manage to pack another four boxes, again with exclamations of why did I keep that to treasures heading us off down memory lane.
We have a habit of writing notes and leaving them to find later or finding a lovely card and giving it just because, so coming across quite a few of these kept us busy remembering with lots of love and nostalgia. 

Chris has been busy turning some of his photos into clocks to sell at Maria´s, they have been quite popular, just need more clock faces.

Rebecca wanted a print to frame of her Summer Angel, a chart from Lavender and Lace collection.
I secretly stitched this for her 18th birthday whilst she was away during the day at college, but I had to have a spoof one too as she would return home asking hom much I had completed of it, she used to say it was taking quite a long time, not knowing the other one was being frantically work on.
I started stitching in the February and finished with a week to go before her June birthday, it was framed and collected on her actual birthday, talk about squeaky!
It incorporated lots of beads which were time consuming but very worth while.
One problem is it is very large and extremely heavy so she doesn´t want to risk taking it with her at the moment, so next best thing, a print.

Enjoy Easter
take care

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

More pampering

More packing boxes, carefully wrapping precious items, whilst stopping to reminise over some of the  treasures so Rebecca booked a lovely treat for us at the Diamante Hotel in Calpe
A wonderful spa session

The main pool is really large, one of the biggest we have found so far and the water was sooo warm, like stepping into a bath, it was heaven, especially as I have been in so much pain with the fibromyalgia lately.
It was so relaxing and the ability to move around and swim in the warm water was very theraputic for me.
There were four whirl pools of varying temperatures to choose from and five different showers.
Some were freezing jets of water, I missed those out!!, others fine needle like jets, they stung! and just very warm water to cascade down on you, like the tropical rain shower.
This one had jets of warmish water at different heights and as you walked along they squirted at your ankles, knees, hips, quite powerfully, but not to hurt
There was a sauna, which I know from previous experience, doesn´t work for me and leaves me feeling quite unwell, a Turkish room, very dry, and a Thermal one, but I was quite happy floating along in the main pool while Rebecca tried them out.
I was able to swim very slowly and gently up and down giving a sense of achievement with active exercise. On a bad day even the soles of my feet hurt so this was ideal.
For the first 20 minutes there were one other couple but from the on we were on our own and we stayed for 90 minutes instead of the supposed 60, no one queried so we stayed.

A couple of things I totally avoided, like the freezing plunge pool and the ice scrub, I know they are supposed to help, like finishing of your morning shower by turning the hot water off, but I was there to enjoy not punish lol
Soft soothing music played thoughout and there were refreshing jugs of flavoured water to indulge in.
A detox, ginger, lemon and honey, digestive, mint, lemon and cinnamon, antioxident of lime and red berries. I think I enjoyed the detox one best.
We were given complimentry vouchers for a mojito cocktail afterwards
so after changing etc we set off to claim ours. I really don´t go in for spirits but this was really nice and as half the glass was ice it diluted it nicely. All this for 20 euros and if you booked for 5 sessions it reduced the price to just over 11 euros. Hmmm definately have to give that some serious consideration.
It was so quiet every where, complete contrast to the ´season´when its manic
We headed off to the beach front for a lunch of baby squid and grilled salmon, whilst watching the waves rolling in, then headed home where it was neighbours night at Maria´s restaurant.
By this time we were so chilled out we were practically horizontal and falling asleep.
What a fabulous day with my beautiful daughter, it will be so tough when she goes.
Whilst I am excited for her on this new adventure and part of her life , it will be such a rench, so I shall just have to jet off to see her.
take care

Thursday, March 15, 2018


I have been busy helping Rebecca with her packing and sorting again, getting there bit by bit.
I had a lovely Mother´s day weekend, which started off staying at Rebecca´s and having a deep luxurious bath using a scented bath bomb from my Lush Christmas pressie.
Rebecca is on mains water so using the water wasn´t so much of an issue. Then curling up cozy with a tasty dinner in front of the TV.

Saturday, Rebecca and I went to the Arenal in Javea, having a lovely lunch of goats cheese salad with prawns and Iberian ham and a side of sepia (cuttlefish).
It was busy and wonderful to sit in the sunshine by the sea.

On Sunday Rebecca came up to us and we decided to lunch at Maria´s restaurant, again lovely, especially to spend more time with her before she goes next month.
She bought me some Petunias, and fragrant pinks, idea for this years tubs, guess what colour??


Felix has been watching the other furries and has worked out how to use the cat flap
so he is off exploring, only yesterday he decided to climb the large almond tree in the courtyard.
He had great fun climbing, but hadn´t really considered his return journey.
His pitiful cries prompted Chris to get the long ladders to rescue him. He got out again when it was nearly dark and was only just stopped for doing it again.

We were invited to a 50th birthday celebration and I left some of the parcel decorations on the table, Thomas started playing and well one thing lead to another.....
Doesn´t he look cute......

take care