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Sunday Sevens #90

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This week’s Sunday Sevens comes from Spain again, although we are actually back in Luke warm and soggy England once more now which means…….

1. ……no more cups of hot water and lemon on the roof terrace overlooking the pool and this mountain view.


2. Lemons freshly picked off a tree in the garden.


3. The entrance to the weekly market in Albox.


4. A relaxed way of displaying lengths of fabric for sale.


5. I bought a couple of linen shirts from this stall.


6. I couldn’t resist joining The Boys on their second hack through the mountains – no broken ribs this year, thankfully!


7. We took The Boys for a day out to Mini Hollywood, way out in the desert region of Southern Spain, where the spaghetti westerns were filmed.


8. Twice daily live mini westerns are put on for visitors and, although The Boys have been here before and watched it several times, they still loved it!

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9. The actors were very friendly (despite the dead pan expressions put on for the photos!) and encouraged visitors to join them on the wagons or horses for a photo.


10. We all loved the Can Can dancers in the Saloon.


11. Mr H-L didn’t need to be asked twice to pose for a photo with one of the dancers after the show had finished.


12. After a few hours in the blistering heat, The Boys were desperate to get to the swimming pool which was also part of Mini Hollywood.


13. A good hour was spent on the water slides.


14. It was a bit weird to see all this water in such a dry region.


15. A welcome beer on the porch outside the Saloon Bar.


16. The Boys went riding again the next day, while Mr H-L and I explored Partaloa village.


17. Two very hungry boys were more than happy to go for tapas after riding.


18. This little lot didn’t last long!


19. Back ‘home’ for an afternoon relaxing and I managed to block all four panels of my lace cardigan. They dried in no time in the dappled shade.


20. The world famous Desert Springs was our destination the next day.


21. A leisurely family lunch was enjoyed in the welcome shade of the porch dining area.


22. View from the dining complex over the golf course – the only places in Southern Spain to have real grass!


23. Back at the villa, The Boys played in the pool whilst we downed Summer wine by the jug full.


24. I started joining the cardigan panels together but, even though I finished all the knitting before our holiday, I still hadn’t stitched it together by the end of the fortnight!


25. The Boys climbed onto the plane tired but happy at 9.30pm. They crawled into bed at 1.30am UK time…..and we had to wake them up for school at 8.30 the following morning, poor things!


Thanks to Nat at Threads & Bobbins for organising Sunday Sevens; a weekly blog series in photo format.

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37 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #90

  1. Looks like you all had an amazing break. Hope you are all well rested. We just need a bit of sun here now K xXx

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  2. Lovely photos and Southern Spain looks timeless and picturesque.

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  3. Fabulous holiday and you look great, so relaxed.

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  4. What a lovely holiday! I grew up watching those spaghetti westerns how awesome to visit the sets!

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  5. It looks l like a fantastic time! You Have some lovely photos there and those lemons look so inviting!

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  6. What an absolutely fabulous holiday! Every place looks so deserted…did you have Spain all to yourself? Where are the hoards of tourists? Or are you like hubs and I who get there first before the crush? Now I want to visit. It’s gorgeous. Glad you’re back. I bet your hens missed you. πŸ™‚

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    • School’s not out yet in Spain and, as we went either side of our half term, it was outside of normal holiday time, hence the lack of crowds. We went to mini Hollywood in mid November last time and it was heaving with people!

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  7. Lovely!! The shot of the lemon tree is so refreshing. You’ve made tremendous progress on your crochet, even while vacationing. Happy family, love these photos!

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  8. Welcome back! Lovely holidays for you all – so good to get away! And then good to return – a mixed bag, no? Hope the boys didn’t grumble too badly about returning to school. πŸ˜‰

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  9. What a fab holiday you all had, visiting some lovely places and generally just chilling out. The Spaghetti western set and complex looks a really cool place to visit! Love the way the fabric was displayed…lol can you imagine being able to do that in our country ?! πŸ˜‰

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    • I know, and the market traders just let you rifle through the lot at your leisure – much more relaxed way of shopping. Mini Hollywood is a must for all ages, if you’re ever over that way. There are several museums on site as well, which are just great.

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      • Such a chilled out way to shop…and probably gets much better results than having everything pristine, packed and inaccessible! I must say I’d love to visit ~ such childhood memories of watching the films with my dad, but…after my last flying experience…probably no time soon ;-/

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      • When I fell off the horse and broke my ribs, I got straight back on again. Maybe you should just bite the bullet with flying?

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      • I know you are absolutely right Sheila and salute your bravery after such an appalling injury..but circumstances (especially the expense) means this really isn’t something we can do, though I wish we could, before the whole flying thing becomes…’the elephant in the room’ once again πŸ˜‰ I even watched a program this week about people like myself going on a special ‘scared wimp’ flight lol

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      • My brother in law feels the same but can’t quite bring himself to do one of those ‘face your fears’ flights. They do them at Bristol airport – don’t know if there’s anything at your local airport but may be worth a look?

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  10. Lovely holiday! And the best part is: no broken ribs this time! πŸ˜‰

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  11. What an awesome holiday. It is so very pretty there. Sunny and warm, I can see it was enjoyed by all. Great photos, I love seeing all the fun and activities. πŸ™‚

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  12. What an amazing holiday, so glad you don’t stick to 7 photos as we’d all miss out big style! 🌞🌞🌞

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  13. Lovely photo’s – Mini Hollywood looks like great fun!

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