We went over to Spain and spent three days in Javea, where we used to have a house, and then moved down the coast to a beautiful hotel just to the south of a place called Villa Joyosa.
We had never been there before and we struggled a bit finding the hotel but our perseverance paid off as the setting was breathtaking.
It was perched high on a cliff overlooking two beaches, one of which is a nudist beach, although as you might imagine at this time of year, nobody was on the beach at all, let alone au natural.
I can’t say we had wall-to-wall sunshine, but we were able to go for walks along the beachfront and sit in the sun, wearing Decleor factor 30, when we found a sheltered spot out of the wind. It was also pleasant to just sit and read in the lounge area taking full advantage of the view through the full length glass windows.
Although at one point it rained so heavily that the hotel staff had to mop up the rain that seeped in using towels! Apparently Julio Iglesias and the King and Queen of Spain have stayed at the hotel – at least that is what it said on the photos in the reception area.
It also had lots of Jacuzzi jets and fountains to play in once I had done the hard work, and the best bit was that it was a salt water pool rather than chlorine so it didn’t make my eyes smart and my hair smell.
Three days wasn’t really enough time to unwind particularly as we kept hearing about the flight delays and cancellations due to the snow in the UK, so we were concerned whether we would be able to get back.
As it turned out our Monarch flight into Gatwick was on time, give or take ten minutes, and it gave us a great bird’s eye view of the snowscape beneath as we came into land. I was very thankful for my EMU boots and Dennis Basso furry coat as we de-snowed the car in the car park.
I hope you have all kept safe and warm in the arctic conditions and that the weather doesn’t spoil your travel plans if you are heading to the Beauty Bash over the next couple of days. I am there all day Wednesday so please come up and say hello if you are too.
I’m back on air on Thursday at 4pm for ‘Fabulous at 40 and Beyond’, and I might just have a few clips of the Beauty Bash to share with you. Then Dale and I are presenting a new show called ‘Inside QVC’ at 5pm – a kind of guided tour of all QVC has to offer. Hope to see you there.