borrowed from Leila’s Facebook these are brilliant …..
How quickly the year has gone. We watched the sunset from our balcony and then went for pre-dinner drinks reception. Brilliantly organised and oodles of drinks and canapés. Several hundred people for special dinner but we still had a table for two. 5 courses , infinite supply of wine and prosecco. Spanish tradition is a present of 12 grapes for luck and we had fireworks at midnight. All round pretty damned good !!
The sun was hot all day so we had no choice but to lie and sleep by the pool all day. That’s basically it – Anne swam, I didn’t . Anne won the table tennis and the canasta. I didn’t. View from the sunbed…..
Quiet breakfast, followed by 5 games of table tennis. Then a couple of hours reading, snoozing by the pool. Some beer. Some lunch. Some more beer. More snoozing and reading Bill Bryson ( how can he keep being funny). Then the spa, more beer and a crossword. Soon be dinner ….
We have arrived despite the french deciding to change their air traffic control systems and delaying our flight. Our hotel is full and christmassy. We have been to the wine tap for our unlimited supply, eaten heartily and are ready for bed. Tomorrow will a tough day – the free lager pumps don’t open till 10.00
We had a lovely time – and a first. Christmas away from home. Having had a great time with Nick &Leila on Xmas eve , we headed off for Suffolk where Alex & Robert invited us to join their family Xmas through to Boxing Day. We had a great time , Xmas Eve at the village hall (bring your bottles and sausage rolls) singing carols with the locals (one playing accordion) and then off to mid-night mass (and strangely the same accordionist ! ), Xmas day was an extravaganza of food and wine and champagne and wine and food. Fabulous time with Alex, Robert, Karen & Christopher.