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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.

 

PONTINS HOLIDAY PARK

CAMBER SANDS, KENT UK

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For the benefit of all my readers not in the UK, I will explain that in one of our daily newspapers (Sun) you can collect coupons and go to these type of parks in Britain and Europe for a charge of £9.50 each person, minimum of 4 people.  You stay in chalets, caravans or lodges that are all self-contained with everything you would need.

So myself and Billie’s family and Kara all went here for a long weekend, as you can see there is plenty for the children to do as well as clubs and activities so they love it here.

We picked a great weekend as the weather was super, think the children liked the swimming pool best but a close second were the push bikes that 4 people can fit on.

Billie learnt all about the different dinosaurs lol, Jade relaxed and I really liked this shrub with the pink flowers but not sure what it was called.  Every evening you have bingo, children’s club and entertainment, they were pleased to see Scooby Doo.

The entertainment on the Saturday night was one of the best I have ever seen and kept us all laughing so a great night was had by everyone.  Paul and Billie loved their mini holiday and asked me to look out for some more deals so they can have another holiday.

 

COFFEE IN THE SUN

What a glorious day it was yesterday here in Kent, in fact it was the hottest day of the year so far, please can we have many more days like this.  Corinne came over to have her hair and nails done at Emma’s salon in Folkestone so we had a little trip to the shops then a nice coffee in the sunshine at Djangos cafe & petit bistro.  Asking for a piece of cake, well you must have cake with coffee, I had the chocolate fudge cake and Corinne had the walnut and coffee cake.  How amazing is the size of these cakes and you get cream and ice-cream with them, the ice-cream tasted like cornish so it was delicious, no diet today then.

Think we may be visiting this coffee-house again.

WISHES FOR 2017

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I guess this is a bit like a bucket list with the difference being I would like to achieve these things this year so in no set order we start with:

Publication of something I have written-I have kept this vague in the hope I will achieve it lol

More family days with all of us together.

Take more pictures with my camera, I have found having a mobile makes you very lazy.

Visit the Shard in London, the view is amazing I have been told.

Visit my friend in Spain, love her house and I always feel better in the sunshine.

Lose some weight, no set amount as anything would be good.

Attract more followers to my blog and social media platforms.

Go to Liverpool as never been there, sounds very cosmopolitan in places.

Go to the Tate and History museums again as I was a child last time.

Try to get all 10 grandchildren and 3 children in one place for a photo!

Have entire flat painted white.

Watch Motown at the theatre.

I think that is quite a lot but we will see how I do, obviously some of these things depend on my health but I do think it is nice to have dreams.  What are your wishes for the coming year?

WRITING DAY

What a glorious start to the day, sunshine and warmth. I so want to get out in the garden and plant seeds, do weeding and just sit with the sun on your face. It feels like so long ago we had the sun, I miss it so much and always seem to feel a bit better when you can feel the warmth.

I promised myself last night that I would have a day of writing, so begrudgingly I sit at the desk for two hours and am amazed at how the words are flowing from my mind, is that because of the sun and wanting to be outside or am I just having a writing “moment” what ever it is I know I am pleased as I have written nearly 1,500 words. Also finished a short story, you can clap if you want. Lol.

I am now going to sit in the garden and have an ice cream, my treat for being work orientated.

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