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Sunday Sevens #89


This week’s Sunday Sevens comes to you from Andalucia, Spain, where we are staying with my Auntie in her villa for two weeks. Was it really a year ago since I posted about this place?

1. At the foot of the mountains about forty minutes inland, the pool is a welcome feature and one they installed as soon as they moved in ten years ago. As Brits, it’s also the main source of enjoyment and the kids love it, spending all the time we’re at ‘home’ splashing around merrily.

2. A day trip to the coast at Mojacar where The Boys played on the beach for the morning.

3. We wandered the streets and ate lunch in a little restaurant in neighbouring Mojacar Pueblo.

4. A typical square in this pretty hilltop village. The Boys posed for all of ten seconds before running off to explore.

5. The views were amazing – this panorama shows how dry and desert-like Southern Spain is.

6. A meal with cocktails was part of a Flamenco evening at a local bar. Long term readers of the blog may recognise the dancer from last year.

7. The Boys went riding at Rancho Luz Del Sol in Partaloa again. This is where I broke my ribs last year when galloping through the mountains and falling off.

8. We played it safe and had tapas in the local bar while they were riding.


9. A family meal out at La Casita where No.3 Son’s dinner is bigger than his head!

10. Bombing in the pool never seems to get boring when you’re only eight and who needs trunks?


11. Another lunch, this time in El Rincon.

12. You’ll have to trust me when I say the paella was gorgeous, only I forgot to take a photo before it was all eaten.

13. The front garden is typically Spanish.

14. An old cortijo at the end of the road on our usual route to the bar needing a little t&c – the kind of property I’d love to have if we lived in Spain.

15. Back to the villa and No.1 Son’s girlfriend is asleep in the pool.

16. It’s a hammock in the shade for me, while I muster up the energy for a second week of more of the same. It’s a hard life!

Thanks to Nat at Threads & Bobbins for hosting Sunday Sevens.

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26 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #89

  1. I hope you struggle through your 2nd week LOL

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  2. Wow! Yes, it doesn’t seem like a year since you were posting last from your Auntie’s lovely retreat. Great to see you and all the family having a wonderful time. I can feel the heat coming off some of those photos.

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  3. Is it hard to keep clothes on your kids? Lol. This Yank is blushing! Your vacation looks amazing. Envy. Totally green. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  4. Stunning. Now go and have another G & T for me K xXx

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  5. I can just feel the heat , I do hope you manage to cope with all that relaxing! How are those red shorts? My youngest stripped off at the first opportunity too, so much easier for eating ice cream!!

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    • The red shorts are currently on Mr H-L as we are having late drinks in the evening heat! They’re perfect for here. The Boys are always running around naked – and why not? They’ll get self conscious soon enough:)


  6. We are visiting this area soon, your photos are fab, getting really excited now!

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  7. What a fab first week!! There’s no hardship to time going so fast when you have this to look forward to each year! In such an arid location I can see why the pool is so inviting πŸ˜‰ Hope your second week is just as enjoyable πŸ™‚

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  8. Gorgeous villa your aunty has & how wonderful that you can visit! As well as check out other gorgeous locales, and eat wonderful tapas & seafood. Thanks for checking in with us! πŸ˜‰

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  9. Looks amazing there. Have fun πŸ˜ƒ

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  10. Looks like everybody is enjoying themselves enormously. One of my sisters lives down there at the moment but I haven’t been to see her yet – she hasn’t got a private pool for a start!. I hope you stay lucky with the weather – it’s scorchio here today but, being June, often ends up with a storm. By the looks of the landscape, you could do with a touch of rain there – although, let’s be selfish and hope it happens after you’ve left.

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  11. Wow Wow Wow!!! These photos are just great! Love how the place looks & it looks like everyone is having so much fun…whilst eating amazing food too! πŸ™‚ Keep enjoying!


  12. Its looks just amazing. So beautiful and summery and warm. Hope you are enjoying your second week. Take care. πŸ™‚


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