I’m home! My annual holiday to Lanzarote is over for at least another year. As beautiful as it is, I’m actually hoping to go somewhere different next year. It’s always good to visit new places, so why not, aye?
But I can plan future holiday’s later, for now it’s back to Lanzarote!
At first I wasn’t sure which photo to use as the title image. It’s a holiday post, so the picture should be of the destination, right? Well, we managed to get quite possible my favourite photo of me ever while we were there, so I just had to use this one.
It started with me saying “let me be a model”, and then realising I’m way to awkward for that profession, so I just ended up losing the pout and laughing. Snap! The picture of my moment of “modelling” was taken and I love it. It captured my natural smile, which I much prefer to the more common forced selfie smiles. The dress I’m wearing is also one of my favourites. It’s a 90’s grunge style velvet dress with a cheeky split, which shows off my wonderful milk bottle legs. I sound super vain, but I don’t think I’ve ever looked cuter in a picture than I do in this one, so I’m allowed to be a little egotistical for a moment.
Taking a trip.
It didn’t take long before realised I was very tired on this holiday, it’s been a super long year. I needed a rest. So my usual adventurous self was tucked up all cosy at the back of my mind and I was spending a lot of time relaxing, which consisted of lots of reading, writing and napping. Not a bad holiday, if I do say so myself.
But we did decide that we needed some adventure, so this week we took a trip across Lanzarote to another popular tourist area, Playa Blanca. There was a cute little market and the harbour is beautiful! As you can see, it was the only thing I took pictures of while we were there…
My holiday friend.
Everyone knows how down I felt about leaving Olive, and it was even worse without her. I was getting updated daily on how she was doing, with pictures of her cute little face attached, but it wasn’t the same! I missed having a pet to look after. So when I met a little stray kitten, I immediately wanted to scoop it up and carry it back to our apartment. There are hundreds of cats wondering around the island, but most of them are smart enough to stick by the streets lined with restaurants, knowing a lot of us humans can’t resist giving them a little treat.
But not this little guy. It stayed away from all the busy areas, and was always in the same spot whenever we walked past. I always stopped to say hi. I hope the kitten’s been doing alright since I’ve been home. Good luck in your life, little one!
I actually did something I said I would?!
In my photo diary of my first week on holiday, I set myself a goal. And what do you know? I actually did it. I managed to take a photo of one dinner I had all week. Okay, so I know it doesn’t sound like much, but my Instagram isn’t full of Nando’s pics. When good food is put in front of me, I tuck in like a greedy puppy. And this photo nearly didn’t exist either as I had the spoon in my hand, but I quickly remembered what I wrote, and ta da! A bloody beautiful lasagne.
After 13 days of much needed lie-ins, we had to be up at 6am for our flight home. The sun wasn’t up, which was one of the main reasons I wanted to be back tucked up in bed. But as it started to rise, wow! I was wishing I hadn’t been so lazy and woken up earlier every day. Photos don’t capture the true beauty, but here’s the sun shining on the clouds and a mountain top.
Tip for my next holiday: wake up early and see the sunrise as much as possible. (I originally wrote “everyday” and chuckled to myself. I know for a fact I will strongly refuse to get out of bed more often than not).
So there you have it! That was a little look into my holiday in Lanzarote. I’m so happy to be home, but I can’t wait to go properly exploring on my next trip. I’m thinking Italy 2018…