In pool in bikini sun shining

Wish You Were Here! - Day 3

So now I own a net to fish the bits out of the pool and water testing strips. I have no idea what I am looking at with these test strips, something about pH and acid. I'll park that til later. It looks clean and I'm going in! 

1st dip of the day and it's definitely the one that wakes you up. Once acclimatised it's bliss. Feeling like I am in Majorca again - except for the massive wagon that's just gone down the main road behind me and the bus which has just ground to a halt with it's squeaky brakes, I sit back ..... and relax. 

Then, up pops the the Amazon man. bit shocked but I channel my best Ursula Andres, rise from the water all confident and watch him go a bit red. 'Er, I'll leave it there'. He said shuffling off. Well I made an impression today at least!

Time for that coffee and to start my new book which I've saved for this 'holiday' since Christmas. Slap on the sun cream for the midday heat and kick back, ignoring the screams of the kids who are out now and going crazy in the pool. I've enjoyed playing volleyball with Ryan - who frankly makes up the rules as we play - but somehow I have managed to win 1 and lose 1 - so we have a tie to play tomorrow.

Don't even get me started on the shopping fiasco. After the Asda app stopped responding last night I scrabbled to get an Iceland one booked. This was important as up to now we'd isolated with no ice cream and no beers! 

Delivery due between 5 and 7 it turned up at 6.45 and the guy said all the beers had smashed in the van, he'd be back in 5 mins. Well he never returned. No beers ! I had 1 glass of red wine left in the bottle. Nothing like the same as the cold beer I'd been dreaming of all day. I drank it anyway, and it really was nothing like the cold beer I'd been dreaming of all day!! 

Finally got the kids out of the pool at 7pm. Water everywhere! They had been playing 'tsunami' and 'whirlpool' which basically involve splashing and screaming - sorry neighbours, but you try shutting my kids up!

So I finished off the evening, sat on the only dry garden step with my beautiful bright pink flowers - thanks mum n dad! Glass of vino in hand and wearing my planned 3rd night outfit - my favourite silver skirt and large earrings.

And that is les vacances a la maison - day 3 - Done! 

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' My husband purchased a world map and then gave me a dart and said, “Throw this and wherever it lands—that’s where I’m taking you when this pandemic ends.” Turns out, we’re spending two weeks behind the fridge. '


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Thanks Helen, I love this one. It’s elasticated and very comfy round the middle, and flowy so great in hot weather. I wear it with leggings in winter – I like to get my money’s worth!

helen grochowina

Looking good in the silver skirt!


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