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Monday 20 June 2016

Monday - back from being AWOL!

Good evening to you all, wherever you are and whatever you're doing hope it's fun!

Happy to be back in the saddle so to speak, but back to blogging now.

A cheeky weekend away in Spain or as some may say Catalonia...why not?
Bring together a group of 8 people, blend some good food, plenty of drinks, a sprinkle of sunshine, a pinch of rain, a light wind (OK, it was very windy) loads of laughter, a few tears and a bit of banter, there you've got the ingredients for a perfect weekend away.

Staying in a beautiful little fishing village on the north - east coastline. L'Escala is a stunning little retreat my hubby's father found some forty odd years ago.  Having visited the idyllic town for our very first holiday together in 1984, I fell in love with this gem and fell even more in love with my husband to be, strolling through the narrow streets, drinking sangria and eating the likes of Pigs Cheeks ( if you've not tried them you so have to, they are amazing!) and take away Roast Chicken, with Potato's Bravas.  Having spent many family holidays there over the past 28 years, you can imagine I've got hundreds of wonderful memories of summer holidays there.

This weekend away bought back those memories of lazy beach days, fishing in the lake, meals out, take aways, 'looky looky' stalls and so much more!

Again I let myself down with the packing situation!  However my defence 'your honour'  the weather was not playing fair!  I expected a hot, sunny climate - well it is June!  But no it was very windy, which in turn made it feel rather cold at times.  Needing more to wear than my shorts/boob tubes and little cotton dresses.  Feeling out of place when everyone else was wearing jeans, boots and thick jumpers!
I did carry on the brilliant idea of wearing one pieces for the three evenings I was there, which I think is a fab idea and did make packing easier, but need to get more organised in future for the daytime attire.
I took previously posted White Broderie Shift Dress See Here, a gorgeous new M & S white/black vertical striped dress. A last minute Crew dress from the local Designer Outlet, in turquoise with white strips was the third dress I took.  Just so comfy, the right length - below the knee and a navy blue waist tie belt, It was the perfect addition and looked just right.
Here's a couple of photos, but not very good piccys!

Bye for today...X
                Jacqui B.



  1. Looks like such an amazing trip! Love that striped dress!

  2. Laura, thanks my dear, it was a fab weekend in a very special place. Didn't even try this on in the shop - just took a chance, so pleased I did!

  3. I'm very envious. I could so do with a weekend like that ! Anywhere has to be brighter than London right now. How's your weather where you are ? X

  4. Up in town tonight to see Barry Manilow! Never driven in weather so bad it was so scary! Fine and dry now complete opposite! Computer been down all day so no blog - seems to be working now, someone fixed it! Hope you well, thanks for the visit.x


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