Saturday, 26 December 2015

Enjoying the Break

Well, we're still at the cottage. It's lovely - very cosy, warm, well equipped, peaceful, quiet and although there is no mobile signal, we get a good internet connection. We like it here.  We've just got back tonight after a couple of days away visiting relatives for Christmas Day and overnight.  It's so heavenly to get back to a space of our own.  We've just had sausage, chips and peas for our Boxing day tea.  You can't beat getting back to ordinary food after the richness of Christmas fayre.  I haven't actually cooked us a Christmas dinner yet. Tomorrow, we'll have a Christmas lunch, lamb this year.

The dog is enjoying her holiday.  There is lots of game in the vicinity and she has been itching to escape and chase it.  When the owner of the cottage popped by on Christmas morning with a bottle of pink Cava (to wish us a Happy Christmas), she shot out of the cottage and ran off into his garden, closely followed by me in my nightdress, wellies and cagoule and OH.  Very glamorous - not. Luckily OH managed to retrieve her without too much of a problem.

Our hosts have been incredibly hospitable and decorated the cottage for us to make it feel festive.  I could get used to staying somewhere like this over Christmas.

Tomorrow, we have the day to ourselves and then some friends are coming over for the evening.  At the moment, there is a risk of flooding here, as there has been heavy rain.  Some of our relatives in the region have narrowly missed being flooded today.  Their village is under siege by water, but they have thankfully been spared so far.  We are supposed to be staying with them when we leave here, but we'll have to see what happens.  It might not be a good idea unless the waters recede between now and then.

I hope you're all enjoying your Christmas break.


  1. It sounds as if you are having a lovely Christmas break, enjoy.

    God bless.

  2. it sounds delightful. the floods are awful, I feel so sad for those flooded out x

    1. I know. I can't imagine how awful it must be to have to leave your home at any time of the year, let alone at Christmas. Devastating.