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Sunday Sevens #90

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!

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.