At the end of August I took myself off to my parents Place In the Sun - a gorgeous little town called Mojacar, in Spain.
For 10 days I caught up with old friends and lounged by the pool and lay on the beach, enjoying swims in the fresh pool water and the calm, clear sea. This was my view most mornings, as I lay by the pool reading a book.
During the trip I got the chance to (finally) read the Hunger Games trilogy, and I also read two of the Fifty Shades books! These were the subject of a LOT of discussion between the women of our neighbourhood so after hearing rave reviews I decided to just read the damn things! My review - I don't really see what the fuss is all about!
Some days we ventured off to other towns to check out their weekly markets for yummy food, fruit and veg, and *ahem* sweets...
And took a trip to Carboneras, a gorgeous little seaside town.
Road trip to Carboneras - isn't that view absolutely stunning!
We bit off way more than we could chew when we accidentally visited the most expensive seafood restaurant in the area in search of a tapas and a beer - the above photo is us hiding after we made our excuses and left!
There is a little community of us who have been going out there with our parents since we were kids, and whenever we get together each year we always have so much fun! We had one big night out while we were there, starting in Lua, a gorgeous beachfront cocktail bar
and moving along the beach front to a club called Moma Beach for even more drinks, dancing, and lots of silliness.
We also had some gorgeous meals at some of the most fabulous restaurants, including La Muralla - a truly beautiful restaurant in Mojacar's Old Town which is situated right on the edge of a cliff!
While we were there it was Fiesta time - the streets were all lit up and we stumbled upon some dancing!
Our last day was especially fun - as a group we got up at the crack of dawn (okay 9 am, but we were on holiday!) and met at the beach to fly a Solar Airship! We were completely unsuccessful but it was a brilliant group activity to end the holiday.
The meeting point at 9 am... coffee was needed!
One last dip in the sea :(