Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Hola - I'm back and WOYWW 202

I was missing last week as have had a week away in the sun!!!! In Nerja, Spain. Before I say a bit more about that I will show you my desk so that if you have only a little time you don't need to read about my holiday :-) (Sorry Julia for including it in with this post, was going to do a separate one but I have a lot going on at the moment and didn't manage to do it before now. Hope I'm forgiven!!!) If you don't know what WOYWW is then pop along to the lovely Julia's Blog and join in the fun.
Well I hadn't actually got my card making stuff etc out properly from before Easter. I put everything away so that we could use the table as a dining table as both sons and their families were with us. So on Tuesday morning I needed to make a card for a swap so set to. Of course couldn't find anything!!! I seemed to create a lot of mess for one card, this is the resulting mess.

As you can see I have spread out all over (the now extended ) table

Ooooppps had to remove next one of actual work area as had left the card I was working on there and not sure if the recipient looks at my blog.
 Above and below to the left of actual work area.

Will post pic of card I made when I know its been received.
I will visit everyone who visits me, blogs I follow and those ending with same number as me.

DH and I flew to Spain on 6th April with our son, D.I.L. and granddaughters. The flight was at 7.30 am so it was a very early start on a very cold morning!!!!  Flight uneventful. It was amazing seeing bright sunshine, beautiful blooms and being on the beach, eating outdoors even sitting outside until late!!
Our villa was spacious and we had pool (though it was very cold) which I braved o last day, and fabulous views. Nerja is very hilly and we were a way up so I got a lot of exercise going up and down, sometimes tice a day. It was a shame that the villa could have done with some money spending on it. Apart from kitchen it had not been updated for a long time and our bathroom in particular was a bit ropey. However it did not spoil our week there.
It was lovely spending time with our son and family. The girls were very entertaining at times. We had a lot of fun having water fights- they thought it hilarious when Grandma squirted her 'boy' - my son with the hosepipe and even funnier when Grandma was squirted back.

It was a lovely, lovely time which I needed so much. Even though there are still some hills to climb now I'm back I feel better to have had sunshine, laughter and the joy of my granddaughters company for a whole week.
A little taste of Nerja!!!!

The pool

A view along Burriana beach - we watched locals take the boats out to fish.

We were sat out side waiting for lunch when I took this photo. We'd walked into the town of Nerja to the

The Balcón de Europa, a mirador or viewpoint which gives stunning views across the sea, is in the centre of the old town.

Looking along the  Balcón de Europa  - the little tot eyeing up the ice cream kiosk is my GD Phoebe.

 A view from the side.
 Looking down from end of  Balcón de Europa - still gives me a funny feeling looking at photo - I didn't hang around there long :-) 

On our last evening we revisited a restaurant we'd been to before called Maria Bonita. Food presentation as stunning - and food fab. Below is my D.I.L's chicken salad!!!!!

Below the Paella that DS and I shared.

Flight back was not too bad till we got to East Mids and it was very windy and a somewhat bumpy landing !!!!

When we got back to car guess who'd left make up mirror light on!! Knew straight away we would have a flat battery - I was right :-) DH reacted quite well really. We had to wait for AA to come along and start car. So we spent an extra hour and a half in airport car park :-)

Trying to get back to reality now.
Have finished knitting a Prayer Shawl for my friend will post a photo when I have sorted out fringe etc.

Back soon Anne x


  1. Wow nice, I live very close to Nerja and spent the summer on the coast of Granada. I know very well and I have many friends in Malaga, you did a beautiful trip. Kisses and hugs.

  2. Lovely photos Anne and so good to know you had a super holiday! Needless to say, the weather here wasn't good while you were lolling about in all that lovely sunshine!

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. what a beautiful vacation! That view is amazing the pool too!

  4. What a fun time for you to have your son and his family on holiday with you!! What a beautiful place.. just love the pix. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I'm so glad you had a sunny holiday in Spain, Anne!!! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures along with a peek at your busy desk :-)
    love with hugs,

  6. That looks like my sort of holiday. Glad you had a good holiday but shame about the car when you got back.
    A x # 41

  7. Great photos Anne and it reminds me of the many happy times spent there when my friend lived their for 10 years in the Capistrano Village just a few minutes from Nerja centre. Glad you enjoyed it, it's a lovely place.
    Jo x

  8. such a crazy, busy desk, tho' i have to confess, i jumped to the holiday snaps - sun, sea, food - bliss... :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    i overslept, so no. 21 this week...

  9. It looks and sounds like you had an amazing holiday and it is something we all need at times to recharge.
    Your desk is looking very busy with lots of crafting stash on show
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #40

  10. Oh Anne you are funny, only away a couple of weeks and you have added 4 to the WOYWW number - LOL. Pool and sunshine look lovely thanks for sharing - thanks for visiting me already BJ#1

    1. Hi BJ meant to change that before I posted. Couldn't remember till I checked last one I'd joined in with so picked a number and then forgot to change it :-) A x

  11. WOW! Great photos. Happy Wednesday! SueC#97

  12. Fantstic photos thanks for sharing them but I am envious of the beautiful water and scenery and all that yummie food.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 46

  13. What a lot of crafty stash.
    Karen #61

  14. Isn't it typical that one little card can create so much mess in the making! I love your pictures of holiday...it looks gorgeous and totally relaxing. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro #120

  15. Lovely holiday pics, Anne!! So glad you had a good time :)
    Hugs, LLJ 37 xxx

  16. Hiya! Had to smile at the mess for one card - it's unbeleivable sometimes isn;t it! Lovely holiday photos. must bookour villa for September soon, we are all behind this year as OH has been in Ghana but there will be nothing left! Haven't tried Nerja but it looks very nice! Happy WOYWW - thanks for stopping by! Cindy #52

  17. It looks so tropical! Sounds like a great vacation.

  18. love the card you are working on and your holiday looks fabulous!
    Debxx #112

  19. oooh what a lot of wonderful stash on your desk. Great holiday photos too, looks a lovely place. Thanks for visiting earlier... Gill x #82

  20. Now, wait, Anne, you got all that stuff out for one card, or you just got all your stuff back out for all future cards until the next holiday?! Well, of course, I know that's all your stuff but just for a minute it sounded like maybe you used up the whole table just for the one card!

    Thank you for sharing those incredible photos of Spain! Lucky you to have such a fab vacay and especially to have a whole week with the grands!! And thank you for coming to visit me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #32

  21. Wow!! What a fab uplifting post! - just whizzing round a few desks while I have a breather from my wedding jobs! x Jo

  22. Looks like you had a fantastic time!
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #26

  23. Nerja looks gorgeous Anne! So glad you had a great time. Also thrilled to see there is someone else can create such a mess for one card as well! Hugs, Jenny x

  24. Wow I'm so late you have a new woyww post lol. Lots of gorgeous bits to nosy at and the holiday looked like heaven. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

  25. Beautiful beautiful cards, lovely scarf and what a wonderful trip ... I love the pictures.
    I just found your blog through TeresaKesner and I'm one of your newest followers ... Come and visit me if you have a second :)


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