Thursday, 13 September 2012

Back to Trelawnyd....Back to Normality

Holiday Photo at the Santa Maria (pre lamb chops)
It has been lovely
6 days of good food (Baby Lamb chops to die for at The Santa Maria)
6 days of Good Reading ( I actually caught up with Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time and LOVED IT)
6 days of Wonderful relaxation ( we never left the beach except to eat, pee and sleep)
and a chance for me NOT to feel like earth mother to 78 animals and for Dr Chris not to feel that everything revolves around a University computer.
Suffice to say, we had a lovely time....
I have felt spoilt to hell...he has recharged the old little grey cells and both of us have been reminded that we are just two old farts that love the same things in life.

Sitges in Spain has always retained some of it's old world charm, and the town seems to have a celebration, a parade and a festival for every bloody occasion!
when we were there, there was a wine festival, some sort of political parade ( which comprised of 50 school kids banging drums for 3 f*CKING hours!) and a gay "bears" weekend.....(where a load of fat, bearded and cheerful old queens from all over Europe descended on the town for some serious moustache twirling and drunken bouts of singing popular "hits from the shows" at 3am in the morning- most of them right outside our hotel window )
Anyhow apart from meeting the family for a few meals ( my elder sister, her hubby, my sister in law , my nephew and his wife and daughter had all decided to go to the "family "hotel when we were there!), we did very little but relax and "watch the world go by"
.....DID I TELL YOU IT WAS LOVELY?
me. sis. sister in law Jayne and bro  in law Tim
well it was.......
Anyhow we are back in blightly and I have started the long process of "counting the animals home" so to speak
So far Albert had reintroduced himself from his week alone with some uncharacteristic yowling and head rubbing and George has returned cheerfully from my sister's home where he has been spoilt rotten out of his little Scottish Terrier mind...
tomorrow I will count the field animals against my mental check list to see if any are missing and then I will and pick up the straggler animals from Eilys and William and Meg from the dog kennels and then and ONLY then, will I be back to normal......
* and YES I am covering my double chin

43 comments:

  1. Brilliant - just the break you both needed. Good to have you home safe xx

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  2. Gorgeous photo of you both.
    Jane x

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  3. That was quick LoL!

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  4. So glad you had a lovely relaxing time.

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  5. That's a great pre-lamb chops photo, but when do we see the one when you've grown your sideburns?

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  6. Nice to see you were wearing a red white and blue T-shirt. Very patriotic! Now sing with me - "Land of hope and glory..."!

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  7. Goodness...you've only just left!

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  8. Glad you're back. I'm sure all your animal friends are delighted!

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  9. You both look very relaxed, it was just what you needed!

    Good to see you home though...

    Double chin? I don't see one, you can't possibly have one!

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  10. I think I said it before, but it's worth repeating that I'm glad that you and Chris got a chance to get away together, reconnect, recharge your batteries and have some fun--Did you do at least sing one show-tune with those old Queens outside your hotel? :-)

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  11. Sounds though you had a great time. Does one good to get away from it all sometimes.

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  12. So a grand time was had by all!

    You look relaxed and ready to take on the world.

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  13. Happy to read you enjoyed yourselves, you're both looking rested and happy :)
    ~Jo

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  15. Haha.
    Silly.
    So glad to hear you had such a great time, John!
    Hubby and I decided to shell out for a hotel room before his eye appointment tomorrow in the next town over.
    He got a nice long hot bath for the first time since July.
    He is not a shower person, but he makes do.

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Great photos. I expect Albert really missed you. Deb

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  17. I'm hoping the remainder of my vacation is as relaxing as yours was. So far it been a lot of driving.

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  18. That stripy job is a 'Holiday Shirt' if ever I saw one!

    Welcome back; we've missed you.

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  19. Crikey, you were gone and back in a second it seems. Glad you had time out, and that you found friends to look after your animals. Somehow I don't think our friends are going to rehome our 15 sheep, 5 pigs, 16 chickens, 4 geese, 3 goats (arriving Saturday)and two dogs so we can go and sit on a beach for a week! Not to worry, we can always go sit by the river for five minutes! You look well in your photos. The rest must have done you good. Hope the benefits continue on through the coming months.

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  20. I am thrilled that both of you had a wonderful time. And hope that your animals don't punish you for your absence as ours do. Think inappropriate toileting and puking. Very inappropriate.

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  21. Isn't Breakfast at Tiffanys a great book and you can really see why Capote wanted Monroe to play Holly rather than Hepburn I think. Welcome home x

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  22. Oh! You scrub up lovely! :-)

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  23. Welcome back. Glad it was good.

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  24. 'Back to Normality' - another hilarious blog title! You look very relaxed, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Welcome back - we've missed you.

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  25. Sounds idyllic...how dare Tome Stephenson steal my comment about 'Back to normality'!!

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  26. When i was studying psychology I learned that a couple who most resembled one another were proved to have the highest chance of staying together. It really hit me today, how alike you and Chris are.

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  27. Kath, I don't want to start a cat fight, mud being more my medium, but John is by far more attractive than Chris. And not just because he is a mother hen.

    U

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  28. Happy for you & Chris for this much needed "break away" from it all ! Love your photos...looking forward to more from your trip. x

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  29. Good to see you back!

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  30. How come a day at work goes so slow and a week of vacation goes by so fast. Glad you had a great time.

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  31. Glad you had a great time and made it back home safe and sound! The vacation will soon be a dream! I'm sure you have been sorely missed by all the pets.

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  32. Well, I don't know about these "you just left!" comments, I was pining and weary from your long absence. On top of that, your description of vacation (or, holiday if you insist) makes me red-hot jealous. But I am very happy for you and Chris to have gotten away from your respective responsibilities for a good chunk of days.

    Also, I thought the beard was for the double-chin? It seems to work for George, at any rate.

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  33. Glad your escape was a wonderful reprieve. Loved this post sweetie! xoxo

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  34. Nice to have you nback where you belong - you hardly seem to have been away but glad you both had a good time.

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  35. Welcome home you two. When we come home from holiday our lot become snots for the next couple of days, good luck with yours.

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  36. It's always good to be back home, but also sad to leave the good times behind! Sounds like you had a lovely vacation - oops, holiday! - and hopefully you are relaxed a bit. I also hope all the critters are accounted for!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  37. I'm so glad that you had a chance to get out for a change. And do we detect the hint of a smile on Chris's face in the first photo? The vacation must have been good.

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  38. Welcome home! Glad Albert is letting you know he missed you. I'm sure the other animals will in turn.

    Great photos, you and Chris look so happy.

    megan

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  39. Glad you had a great time and glad you're back.

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  40. Looks like you had a brilliant time. God damn those double chins, they always show up when they're not wanted lol!

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  41. Welcome back John! And a great advertisement for that part of Spain.
    Now those lamb chops sound good!

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  42. Such great photos. I especially love the double-chin camouflage. Very clever and successful ... until you confessed.

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