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THE SUN BAR IN BENIDORM

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This was by our apartment and it had free wi-fi I could always remember her name as it was Karen lol.  A cute little bar that was always packed in the evenings.  Karen and her husband Miguel are so friendly and will always come and have a chat to you.  The coffee is really nice and you get it in a nice clean mug.

FILMING OF BENIDORM

We watched some of the filming one day as it was in the next street, very funny to watch but my they get so hot waiting about for the next take.

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Cocktails were always good but particularly in one bar near us where you could actually taste the alcohol.  My favourite was the blue one which was called The Swimming Pool!

 

BENIDORM, SPAIN

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I had a week away in Benidorm with my friend Corinne, the weather was fantastic and the whole place was buzzing.  It was so good to see it like it was a few years ago, no empty buildings and people in all the bars and restaurants.  They will have a super summer that will make up towards the loss over the last few years.

AIRB&B

This new way of renting places to stay in from weekends to long holidays is proving very popular in Europe at the moment.  It is so much cheaper than hotels and normally a better deal than B&B or guest houses.  We had an apartment that had everything in it you would need in fact it is like home from home, one bedroom with twin beds plus a sofa bed in lounge, fully equipped kitchen and even a washing machine so you don’t have to take dirty clothes home.  A nice balcony to enjoy a sangria and if you get too hot just pop the air conditioning on.

Plus the use of the pool, which was the only thing that lacked something which was sun loungers, we even had the pool to ourselves most days.  We were 200 metres from the beach plus many bars and shops in our road.

We made our own Paella one night and Sangria, very tasty.  Then at the airport I found the seasoning so I will be making my own at home plus the sangria and ali oli, I love that with bread and olives.

Our favourite drink was the strawberry and lime Kopperberg with lots of ice.

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Opposite our apartment there was an Indian restaurant and kebab house so we popped over for a meal one night, I have to say it was one of the best I have tasted, the service was brilliant and everything was so clean.

A brilliant time was had by us both, it was nice to sit in the sun and chill with no noisy neighbour shouting constantly.  Our host Sarah was lovely and met us as soon as we got there and gave us a tour and the keys, if we had of hired a car there was even parking by the apartments.  I love the atmosphere of Benidorm and the Spanish so I am sure I will be back again soon.  With just a two-hour flight which we got for £60 return each it is a cheap get away, I don’t really like flying so a short flight is perfect for me.

Then we bring the sun home with us so my holiday mood continues.

 

JUNE 2017

This picture reminds me of myself and eldest daughter Jodie sitting in her hot tub with a delicious cocktail.

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The sun is shining, it is half term here so I think the beach will be busy today, you can find me in my garden reading this little gem.  Two murders and I have not got a clue who committed them yet but I am trying to pick up the clues.  I love Guy’s books, I best get a move on as this is published tomorrow, get reading Karen.

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Half way through the year already, I think this is my favourite month as it is summer, we have long evenings, the gardens are beginning to get some colour and of course the best thing is it’s my birthday month.   The warm weather has been a long time coming this year so I am hoping it stays a while.  My body is far less painful in the warmer weather so I can sit to write, paint or read without being full of painkillers.  I am 3 books off my running total for this year so I need to do a bit more reading, it takes longer to do all the reviews now as I like to write something a bit different on all the various sites and social media.

What is your favourite month and why?

 

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CUTE IDEAS FOR THE GARDEN

There are so many ideas on Pinterest about everything but I particularly like the unusual things for the garden.  I have a similar wishing well so putting cactus plants on top I really like, I will try to get ones that have flowers to give it a bit of colour.

These bunnies are so cute, I do have a little hedgehog hanging on one flower-pot but these are even prettier.

I so want one of these to hang on my back gate, I love the ideas that people think up, I do wish my brain would work like that, some would say it doesn’t work at all now! lol  Even when younger I could never think of what costumes the children could wear for dress up events, I would just go completely blank but I guess we are all different.

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This I want to do in the garden, just need to find an old gate preferably one that someone is chucking out as on the for sale sites they want about £20 and I cannot justify that just to put in the garden for a plant tp grow up it.

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Very simple this one as the tubs are only about £5 and if you can build your trellis from odd bits of wood then it is a cheap idea, you could also do different size tubs for a bit of variety for your vegetables.

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You can see all my Pinterest boards at:

https://uk.pinterest.com/Kaarensworld/

 

 

JUST TWEAKED A FEW BITS ON MY BLOG

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I have sorted all the widgets at the side of my blog so they all work now and made it easier to navigate round.

http://karensworld-writer.co.uk

Click on blog and you are there, also you can follow me by clicking on the follow button and putting in your email address and then you will never miss a post!

I am connected to Netgalley as some of the authors and publishers put books on there to be reviewed so have up-dated my profile.  I have tried to link everything together as otherwise I would forever be adding posts to different social media sites.  I love the pink globe for Karen’s World and glad I went with my own idea and did it myself, not that it is hard to do.

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I am about to start the May Day Murder, I love these books as like reading about Whitstable which is not far from me, in fact my friend Lynda lives there so often pop over.

Tomorrow is May Day so a holiday for the children and some people who do not have to work, I think it would be good if everywhere shut on some holiday days as there is no break at all.  Some of our 24 hour supermarkets are changing back to normal hours and I think that is good.

Well my antibiotics have finished today but my chest is still not clear but will see how it goes during the week, I can put up with that but it is the getting out of breath just doing a normal chore that I really dislike.

I am hoping to get back into my writing this week and I really need to get out with my camera for some new photos.

Have a good week and lets hope for sunshine in the UK.