Archive for januari 2014

It’s that time again!

I have really tried my best not to start making my summer plans so early this year, but it seems that December arrives and I just get this urge to start planning. Every year is the same. It’s beginning to piss Mark off.

This year he has really tried to convince me that a ”Last Minute” booking is the way to go. I am not convinced. What if the really good places are gone!? So what’s happened… well, for the past two weeks I have been surfing the travel sites. Apollo, Fritidsresor & Ving (off course) and also checked regular flights and searched for houses/apartments to rent.

So what’s been on the agenda this year!? 

Well… Mykonos, Tilos, Crete, Kefalonia, Skopelos, Naxos, Paros… and Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Tarifa, Sitges. Mostly Greece and Spain as you can see. Two very interesting options as we love both Spanish and Greek food, we love the heat and the beach, as well as the wine (I should add).

So where’s it gonna be? 

Looks like we’re heading back to Mallorca, but for a shorter stay this time, so that we can travel somewhere else in Europe as well. I am thinking that we might take a trip in June to Sunwing Alcudia Beach in Mallorca, so that Pixie can get her Lollo & Bernie fix. That way we can head elsewhere in July, without a bad conscience.

Here’s me and Pixie in July 2013, outside Sunwing Princesa in Alcudia, Mallorca. We had such a blast there, I think we might go back.

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We had a great night!

We had a lovely evening with the family last night. The food was spectacular, crayfish and smoked prawns with aioli and a Macon Village Chardonnay for starters followed by a fantastic fillet of beef with potato & parsnip puree and bacon-fried Savoy cabbage plus a red wine jus. This was accompanied by a glass of red. I can’t remember what bottle it was, but it was most likely a Rhône wine. For dessert we had a saffron pannacotta with blood orange ad grapefruit slices, coffee and a glass of Calvados. It’s hard to convey in writing just how fabulous the dinner was, but it’s one of the best dinners I’ve had in a very long time.

Following dinner my brother and his girlfriend headed out in the garden with Pixie to set off some fireworks. We bought a couple of small ones to set off earlier in the evening in case Pixie would fall asleep and miss the fireworks at midnight. They had a ball!

I tried to put Pixie to bed around nine o’clock, just in case it would work. I thought my plan to put her to bed for a few hours and then to wake her up just before midnight was brilliant. But it didn’t work. She was distraught, cried and cried, and said that she did like the plan when we spoke about it but now that it was real she didn’t like it anymore.

She stayed up the whole evening with us, and had a ball at midnight when the foreworks started going off. When I broadcasted to the room that we should head out in the garden with the Champagne to watch the firworks, she looked at me surprised and exclaimed ”Will there be more!?”. She had though that our small fireworks dsiplay earlier in the evening was it, so when it set off properly she was absolutely amazed and delighted.

Safe to say it was a good night!

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