Monday, 20 March 2017

Javier's Place

Nerja


I didn’t sleep well last night.  The bed has a memory foam mattress (I think it was remembering someone else). I woke up feeling tired, achey and home sick.  I’m not that good at doing holidays, I like to be in my familiar habitat.  When I heard that it was raining in France and foggy in Wiltshire I felt a bit better about things, especially as the sun is shining here.

We are at Javier’s place in Nerja.  Nerja is a busy seaside town seething with elderly ex-pats, parking is almost impossible. Our little Andalusian villa is tucked away in an oasis of palm trees, orange trees and bougainvillea well away from the hubbub and zimmer frames.  We found Los Hamacus through Airbnb and it looked idyllic on the website.  It’s a quirky little place, a bit shabby around the edges and the garden is a jungle but we like it here.  Paul is happy because there’s a donkey in the next door garden. Javier is charming; he was still mopping floors and making beds when we arrived.  

The beach is just across the road but it’s steep and pebbly, not easy for walking.  We are having  a lazy day reading on the sunny verandah and drinking freshly squeezed oranges straight from the tree.  Actually I had the orange juice at breakfast and we’re now on to cold beers. We’re here until Saturday so plenty of time to relax.  I wish Javier would come and cut the grass.



let me out
quirky features




I wish Javier would cut the grass




freshly picked orange and tangerine



15 comments:

  1. I remember the times when i was home sick while traveling.I hope i shall start travellig again before it will be too late for me.

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  2. You confuse me completely.

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    1. Hell, you should try living with the confusion!

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  3. I assume that Paul was happy because the donkey next door is a jenny (female) and not a jack (male)... but you never know these days.

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  4. Sounds idyllic. Enjoy the rest.

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    1. It's a very relaxing place to be.

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  5. Alas, this is the "other" Spain, Sue.

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    1. Indeed, but there are sill some hidden delights.

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  6. It hasn't been raining here, but might today.

    I once bought a memory foam pillow, and had to throw it away. I've never had such an uncomfortable one.

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    1. It's guaranteed to rain next week when we get back!

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  7. I don't get homesick when I travel but I do eventually want to get back home and back to my routine again, but a week in that beautiful place, eating oranges is idyllic to me, even the tall grass will do...maybe not so much the bed.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I love picking oranges off the trees but I miss my home and routine. I'm quite a boring person really.

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