Hello to you!
We enjoyed a lovely week away with lots of happy times and memories to keep.
We went away as a family of 5 - my parents, partner, my daughter and I.
Being me, I noticed lots of unusual plants and flowers at the Villa garden.
Bottle brush plant here.
Not sure what this purple lovely is.
Orange pretty set off by the arid land.
The bees loved these tubular flowers.
One of my favourite places at the villa.
The garden was well kept and a real sun trap.
A view of mountains from the villa.
Here is the villa popping out from behind a huge bamboo screen.
My holiday crochet, I managed a bit of time with the hook.
We had some lovely days at the beach. Being pale I spent most of my time under the parasol.
My daughter playing in the sand.
Sunny feet and top-knot shadow!
My daughter was in her element with the sand and the sea. We bought snorkels and enjoyed watching the fish in the shallows. My daughter took to it straight away and mastered the breathing better than us.
Some of the insect-life at the villa was stunning and, to an animal lover like me, very interesting. I only managed to snap this huge butterfly and...
this mantis such a strange creature but absolutely fascinating.
It made me smiled to see this crochet blanket in the room my daughter stayed in (it was huge!) and would be lovely in chillier weather to snuggle under. Somebody (possibly my partner's late mother) obviously put a lot of love and hard work into making it.
All in all we had a wonderful holiday enjoyed by all 5 of us.
My daughter arrived home to find this massive marrow in her veg plot!
She calls it her fat bottom marrow!
I have news too!
On the third night of our holiday my partner and I had a night out together.
During a walk on a moonlit beach my partner proposed to me! So, my bloggy friends, I am delighted to tell you I am ENGAGED!!!
We are all very happy.
Thank you for all your lovely comments wishing me a nice holiday.
I hope I got back to you all in some way.
Look forward to catching up with all your blogs soon.
Now... back to washing the holiday clothes...