When the weather in the UK is distinctly autumnal, one of the things I love about being in warmer climes is being able to dine outside. We’ve come to Spain for a few days to relax after all the decorating and renovating we have been doing on our house (lots more still to come over the next few months) and have been blessed with beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures.
It’s not just about getting a sun tan for me – once again, I am being protected by Ultrasun – it’s the feeling of warmth on the skin. I just find it thoroughly helps me to relax and unwind, although, in fairness, I have also been doing a bit of work on the Christmas story I’m writing.
I’m also reading a really good book called The Sister. I also have a back-up by John Grisham and plenty more books on my Kindle. If you don’t own one yet, put it top of your Christmas list – we have some really good deals on them at QVC.
Back to dining al fresco… last night we shared a pizza beachside and enjoyed the full moon peeping through the palm trees, casting its silvery shadow over the sea.
I also had a cocktail! This is quite thing for me as I don’t normally indulge in much alcohol, apart from wine. Still, I really enjoyed my espresso martini, even if Chris did have to finish it!
Lunch today was a delightful mix of ‘tricolore’ (avocado, tomato and mozzarella) with corn and quorn sausages cooked on the BBQ. I sometimes think I should have been born in a Mediterranean country, as I love the outdoors lifestyle.
The only thing that’s not so perfect, is the mosquitoes. Apparently Spain has been plagued with them this year and I can attest to that, with six bites so far despite copious applications of my Australian Bodycare tea tree oil.
So… it’s competition winner time. Thanks to all of you who entered and big congratulations to Beryl Edwards who correctly answered B (168 hours) to the question.
I hope you will enjoy wearing your new watch, Beryl.
Well, it’s about time for me to get into the somewhat chilly pool and swim off my lunch. Before I sign off, well done to my mate Gareth Southgate for successfully steering England through the qualifying games for next year’s football World Cup. Maybe now certain sections of the press will be less critical and start to show him some support… and pigs may fly!
I’ll be back on your screens on Thursday, hope to see you then,