Wednesday, 22 June 2011

When life gets in the way

It seems like I've abandoned my blog - but it couldn't be further from the truth! I think about it and wonder how it is every day, but sometimes life just gets in the way. This week is a little bit special as hubby has a weeks holiday from work - the first in a year - and we're trying to make the most of the time! Who wouldn't?

I don't think it's too late to tell you about the weekend is it? Saturday started with

Carrot cake
Coffee and carrot cake is a great way of starting the day! We spent the morning down on the beach practicing kitesurf. It's not really my thing but hubby is enjoying it so I'm doing a bit of 'shore assistance' - helping out if he needs it! I don't mind having a go myself but it's not something that really shakes me up so I don't mind letting hubby get on with it. He's doing really well and, even though it's a sport that takes a fair bit of time to see any progress, he's managing to maintain his balance on the board.

Saturday afternoon was spent with (he was eating his breakfast when I took the photo and there was no way I could make him pose!)

and (doesn't she look pretty?)

We enjoyed it so much that we did the same on Sunday morning! After lunch we went snorkeling in El Medano and this is what I was fortunate enough to come across

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It was amazing to see a loggerhead turtle calmly eating about 3 metres below me as I floated on the surface. It certainly wasn't upset about me observing it and didn't move away while I moved to see it from one position and then another. A wonderful experience and the first time I've seen a turtle close up (that wasn't in an aquarium!). It really made my day.

Sunday afternoon was rounded off with another short session of kitesurf, although this time it was a bit more complicated as it was high tide and there wasn't a lot of beach to move along. But we made the most of it and the weekend was over. I don't think it was physically possible to squeeze anything more in and we thoroughly enjoyed it. This week is going to be difficult to post but I'll do my best as we have quite a few things planned that should be fun!

Hasta pronto!


  1. NEVER too late to talk about the weekend!! If you could just pop a piece of cake in the mail for me, that would be great ;)

  2. One piece of cake coming up! :-)