Well, if you noticed I have been a little bit quiet over the past week or so. Reason being? I was on holiday. I did have vague plans to write a typical ‘I’m off on holiday post!’ but I just didn’t get round to it! I don’t think I’ve ever been as disorganised, or perhaps, completely lax, before heading off on holiday. Heck, I hadn’t even packed until about midday on the day of my flight. The cab was picking me up to get to the airport 2 hours after that.
My home away from home. What am I saying? This sometimes feels more like my home!
So how was the holiday? Great. Just what I needed. I left my laptop at home to ensure I’d have a proper no-working whatsoever holiday. Pretty much worked. I couldn’t help but answer some work emails while away.
What did I do while I was gone? Well, I watched the sunrise and the sunset:
Watching the sunset from the front of the house.
Watching the sunrise from the hills not far from my little home away from home. It was a ridiculously windy morning.
Took photos of bugs:
What the eff is this! From my perspective, a humongous and crazy scary wasp of some sort. I was just grateful it was dead.
I don’t know where these buggers came from, but they were then en masse. Giant ants all over where I want to sit!
They weren’t alive for too much longer. My mum came out with a can of inspect repellent and did what mums do. Protect me from swarms of bugs.
Went out for a few evenings:
Silves by night. Probably one of the bigger towns near us. It’s got a beautiful Moorish castle and church right in the middle of it. Looks stunning at night. I know this photo doesn’t do it justice.
Spent some time looking up at the stars. You just don’t see this many stars here.
I was trying to figure out which stars I was looking at using Google Sky Map, but I couldn’t see anything of note. But there were lots of stars!
And some more stars. If anyone can spot any constellations, please let me know. I am coming up all blank.
I took weird macro-esque photos and photos of anything that was around me:
I think these were drops of nectar on a spider web on some bushes in the garden. Tiny, tiny little droplets.
I love the flowers my mum has dotted around everywhere. Especially this one.
Did some pool lounging:
She’ll sit on the edge but will no way in hell go in. After all the progress we made earlier when she went for a swim in Virginia Water Lake. Ah well… maybe she’s contemplating it here.
Cody gets caught contemplating a swim. I think she’s trying to keep it a secret.
And I took plenty of photos of Cody.
I’m not joking here, but I think she loves it. She’s such a poser when I’ve got my camera on me! She loves the attention. Though was sad to see that her back legs/hip problem is still there. She can’t do all that many stairs, get into the car or jump. Poor pup. She’s only young!
Ain’t she beautiful?
Her favourite toy. After a ball. No jokes. It’s tied up on a banister and she loves nothing more than playing tug of war with someone with it.
Oh and she likes sticks. They are strewn around all over the place. She’s not allowed to bring them on the patio but has snuck a few on. This is a bit of an upgrade. A good long bit of piping.
And that was my holiday.
I’m going to attempt to play catch up on the blogs of the world, but let me ask you something. What have I missed in the last week? Make it easy for me! Someone fill me in. I always feel like I need filling in while I’ve been away.