Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Weary Traveller


hotel in Collioure

Our Spanish odyssey has come to an end and we have just arrived back home in the south west of France.  I didn't sleep well last night so I'm feeling a bit knackered.

snow capped Pyrenees

Yesterday we left Calpe and drove north along the east coast of Spain, stopping overnight in Collioure, a pretty seaside town just over the French border.  Our hotel was situated in the town centre, quietly tucked away with a lovely garden; it was just so perfectly ‘French’.  It would have been nice to stay longer but we were keen to get back home.

perfectly French hotel
We arrived home early afternoon, parked up in the weed strewn courtyard, warily opened shutters and inspected the house.  We never know what we are going to find but apart from the usual piles of dead flies all seems to be shipshape. No sign of mice, bats or any other unwanted guests.  Flies have been hoovered up, log fire is lit, bed has been made, wine is poured and the unpacking can wait until tomorrow.

our garden has turned into a meadow



9 comments:

  1. Welcome home !
    What relief it must be to find everything OK - always a worry when you've been away for a while. Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Spain, now you can just relax and enjoy your summer in France.

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    1. Thank you. I was looking at the villas in the hills as we left Calpe wondering if one of them was yours.

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    2. We've been here for nearly 20 years, and we've never been able to spot which one is ours either !

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  2. Welcome home. I can remember that feeling of dread at finding strange things in the house after a long absence. My people had a cottage in Wales, and it was the same there; occasionally the flies were thick on the ground.

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    1. It must have been quite a dry winter, usually we get some soot and rain down from the big chimney.

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  3. That meadow looks fantastic.

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    1. Paul is itching to fire up his mower and get it cut.

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  4. It's lovely to be away on holiday but I do enjoy getting back to all the home comforts - even if it means monster grass attack and a red hot washing machine. What is it they say 'Travel broardens the mind and also the bottom'? back on those bikes!

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    1. That is so true Potty. It's really going to hurt when we get on those bikes - can it just wait a week or so?

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