Saturday, June 16, 2007

No Rain

This is me with my feet up poolside at the villa in Menorca that we've just spent a week at. Aaah, bliss! We had Sky TV out there, so knew it had been raining back home, but it was a bit of a shock just how much there had been! We came through a cracking thunder storm on the way back down the M6 from Manchester yesterday afternoon.

We had an absolutely wonderful week in the sun (or shade, in my case!) The villa was lovely, situated in the quiet development of Son Vitamina and having our own pool is just so nice - no one to swim around, rowdy kids or drunk lads to contend with and there's no rush to put out your towels on the sunbeds at stupid o'clock in the morning.

It was nice to have a few swims every day as I haven't done any exercise since (or even before) getting pregnant and swimming is the only kind I'll do, but our local pool is closed for a refurb at the moment. D enjoyed the pool, as well as the roof terrace ("it's lovely up there") where he could go and watch the planes taking off and landing at Mahon airport which was pretty close - how exciting...

We really relaxed as D and my parents wouldn't let me do anything too strenuous. We mostly visited beaches (how nice are the beaches on Menorca?!) such as Sant Thomas and Cala Galdana, although not too keen on the few jelly fish we saw. We also spent a good 15 minutes or so driving down the bumpiest road ever (not fun!) to reach Calas Coves and were greeted with a gorgeous sight once we got there:

It was so quiet when we got there, although it seems lots of others made the bumpy trip down as it soon got quite busy. There are caves high up in the rocks on the left that people used to live in, but there was no way I was climbing up there! We spent ages watching the crabs crawling in and out of the rocks instead.

We ate lots of nice food too - one of the best things about going on holiday! Had to be a bit cautious though, being pregnant, and would have loved to have eaten more seafood, but didn't dare risk it!

We christened the baby Wiggly as that's all it seemed to do all week - must've liked the fact I was relaxing so much! I doubt we'll go abroad again now for a few years at least, so it was just lovely to be able to do this now before Wiggly arrives.

The hugest, most mahoosive thanks go to Mom and Dad for taking us away for such a lovely week for our birthday prezzies!

Back to earth now though! Loads of washing to do, no food in the fridge and back to work on Monday...



ETA: Why does Bloody Blogger insist on mucking around with the formatting every time?!! GAH!!!

7 comments:

Paula said...

Glad you enjoyed your last break as a couple. All this holiday blogging is making me very jealous!

LisaBabe said...

Sounds like you had a fab time, Kel. Glad to hear you were taking it easy though.

xoxo

Gillian Hamilton said...

oh Kel, what lovely picy's...
esp love the one of you relaxing pool side, nice to see you putting your feet up :O)

Kathy said...

What a lovely birthday pressiw - looks like a really fab place to chill and get a sunshine-fix.

Lynne.x said...

Oh Kel lovely pictures. Sounds like you had a great time.

I thought the photo with the crab on the rock was a black goat at the bottom of a cliff ...... isn't medication wonderful ..... lol..x

Paula said...

Get off facebook and back on here!

Karva said...

you lucky bunnies, it looks fab, glad you chilled out and rested.
Karva