Sunday, September 6, 2009

Back to life, back to reality

And we're back. Landed last night, and wimp that I am, I went straight to bed (8pm). I can't be bothered to put myself through the pain that is "trying to get back on to Central Time" by keeping myself up half the night. Besides, the only things demanding my attention were bulging suitcases and a pile of mail. I think not!

To answer the question "Why Ibiza?" - actually, not a lot of thought went into it. My kids decided they wanted to go on holiday with their cousins, so I rang my sister and muscled our way into their holiday, which was already booked. Time constraints being what they are when you visit friends and family in the old country, we only went for a week compared to their two. I must have become a bit American there - I can't really stand doing the beach/pool/dinner routine for too long.

As I mentioned, we stayed in Portinaxt (I believe that final "t" is silent). A very quiet place indeed. I think the teenagers were hoping for a bit of action, but all they got was the sight of two local dogs taking turns to hump each other. We did go into Ibiza town one day (very nice), the plan being to stay late and watch the transvestites (sorry if I sound non-PC but they do prance around to be watched). However, two of our group had slightly dodgy tummies that day, and after about 6 hours of walking around, we decided to head back.

Back in England for our last week, it did not disappoint - and rained every day! The last couple of days in Surrey, the wind also howled ferociously. Which brings me to my fave holiday photo -


Necessity is the mother of invention!

17 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, this is so clever - you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

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  2. Ah, England in summer. There's just no point to it. Better go in autumn.

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  3. hope you manage back into the groove real soon!

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  4. Fabulous photo, and sadly oh so true of our summer (this year and every year). I recognise the first comment by the way - a spot of spam, perhaps?

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  5. That photo is awesome. I usually dry my clothes inside in front of the electric heater for this exact reason.

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  6. Going west is easier than coming east as regards jet lag.

    You are lucky that you could leave our bad weather behind, though today was lovely! (Sunny and dry!)

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  7. you just made me want a clothesline even more.

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  8. Welcome back....sorry that photo has slightly depressed me. But that is probably because I bloody live here all year round lx

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  9. You know you live in England when you see that picture and think "I need one of those!" and then let loose a bittersweet, twisted, rueful laugh at the absurdity of needing one at all.

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  10. Welcome back. You should pitch the umbrella washing line idea to Dragons' Den, could make you a fortune!

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  11. LOL at that piccie, it reminded me of everything I do not miss! Glad you had a good trip and made it back home safely. I remember the tranny parade from when I was in Ibiza about 25yrs ago!

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  12. Welcome home! I would say going to bed at 8 is pretty good. I would have made my bed in the taxi on the ride home...
    -A Modern Mother

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  13. I can't think of anything to say as an intelligent comment except I have been to Portinaxt and I love that photo.

    Welcome back!

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  14. The thing that shocked me was that the clothes actually dried under the 'sun' umbrella. I thought the air would be too damp, but apparently the wind did the trick!

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  15. Classic!! Welcome back to the good ole U.S. of A!

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