Murcia: the region in South-East Spain bordered by Andalusia and the Valencian Community on the Mediterranean coast.
A major producer of fruits & veg and flowers, it boasts ridiculously warm weather and something like 360 days of sunshine a year (okay I may be exaggerating there, but you get the idea).
In fact, the climate is so perfect the region has 120 ~ 150 days/year where the sky is totally clear, says Wikipedia.
And because it’s on the coast, that basically spells sun, sea and miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches.
The best part is everything there is has been made crazy cheap as the EUR is so weak. Perfect place for a holiday, my family and I thought. Temperatures were reaching early-mid 20ºC the week before we arrived. I was so excited. So, bikinis packed and sun lotion prepped, we donned our summer gear and headed over for a week during the Easter hols.
We must have chosen the one week the weather decided to suck.
We arrived in San Javier to gale force winds & drizzly rain and frankly didn’t want to leave the warmth and comfort of our air-conditioned holiday abode. No joke, for a day we just went nowhere.
To be fair, we had a pretty nice holiday home. After the initial confusion and frustration due to lack of communication from the letting agents (although they were great in the end), the home itself was wonderful. It’s spread across 3 floors with a living room, separate kitchen, ground floor bedroom & en-suite, two double bedrooms and a fancy bathroom, terraces on all levels and the second/final floor is a rooftop terrace!
My sister and I played cards whilst our parents watched their Chinese drama.
Slightly a waste of a holi-day in Spain, but the change in environment was very welcome.
After all, the most important part of a holiday is sleeping in family time, no?
Finally after a day the weather cleared a little and we jetted outside to make the most of it.
I’ve had this blog for a while now and believe me, I really, really love it. I’ve had friends and colleagues tell me they enjoy reading it and even kind comments from readers I’ve never met before, and I love that – thank you all so much. You have no idea how much that all means to me.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I will no longer be able to blog. It breaks my heart to say, especially as I’ve just got back into blogging regularly. You have no idea how much I wish things could be different but it is with a heavy heart that I must now announce I have to shut down the blog.
I can’t tell you much about it, but I can only hope for your understanding and support.
Thanks so much for sticking with me for as long as you have. I hope this won’t truly be the end though so as soon as anything changes I’ll definitely keep you posted.
Take care, and don’t get into too much trouble in the mean time.
I’ll leave one last silly pic for you to make this a less painful goodbye. I did say I’d post some face-pulling photos after all. Please do click the read more below.
Alright! I definitely did not create this new blog, buy hosting, lah-di-dah etc., just to only write two posts every half a year. No.
The last time I’d posted, I hadn’t even finished sharing holiday snaps from China back in Jan/Feb. But in the blink of an eye we’re in Q4 (someone once said to me “working in digital marketing has me planning out my life in quarters”, I couldn’t agree more. Oh, my life!) and I swear the year is going to end before I can breathe. Read More
A thought occurred to me this morning: I suck at speaking in one language.
I switch between languages all the time in my head. In fact, mid-sentence, my brain will just decide it no longer wants to stick to one language, and ends up stuffing so many thoughts into my head that I can’t even formulate a sentence anymore. “Let’s start thinking in the language you’re not trying to communicate in, Bobbie!”, it says. Read More
Slight break between my China photo uploads (sorryyy I totally haven’t had time to sort through the rest of the photos!), but I am too excited about this to not share my most recent discovery with you all.
Following my recent fondness of The Taste, I found the blog of one of my favourite contestants on the show, Guan Chua aka theboywhoatetheworld, and subsequently discovered London’s underground restaurant scene: the gastronomic delight known as Supper Clubs. Read More