Sunrise 18 December 2015
The days of having hours to prepare and plan for holidays have gone, so I’m frantically trying to stuff too much into a suitcase for our holiday to Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, which starts … in a few hours! This trip we have the luxury (or hindrance, I’m still not sure) of having check-in luggage, so the temptation is to just pack it all.
I finished work yesterday in a mad rush, and now it’s all about getting the house and my suitcase ready. Leo had saved all his holidays for the end of this year, thinking we would be going to Australia for a month, but I went and did a crazy thing like getting a job :), and such a long break was no longer viable. But luckily my work said it was quiet over Christmas, so we could still take some time off, which is great as Leo needs it. Going to Australia for two weeks would be crazy and cost prohibitive (especially with the pending house move February 1) so we found a cheap package holiday to a place where the days will be warm. It’s been unseasonable warm here though too.
The plan is to read some books (unfortunately I won’t hit my target of 52 books in one year … by a long shot), do some day walks, eat some seafood and generally unwind. I’m looking forward to being surprised by the island, as I haven’t had much time to research what there is to see and do. We might try to do a few day trips to other islands. It will be too cold to swim, but the swimmers are in, just in case! Wishful thinking perhaps? 😉
Ok, enough writing. Here are some photos from the past week.
Another lovely clear day
Icy cobweb outside our house
The Christmas market in Bern
A nice sunset on our way to pick up my cousin Anna from the train station
Anna had been at COP21 in Paris and stayed with us for three nights. She’s such a good egg
I don’t know if I’ll write while we’re on holidays, but as a fan of never saying never, we’ll see what unfolds.
Here’s to a sensational festive season, however you choose to celebrate, and a healthy and happy 2016!
And of course, as always, wishing you a wonderful day.