As I write this it’s raining, we’re due to move out of our flat within the month and Leni has a nasty infection. It’s a world away from where we were just three weeks ago; lazing on a sun lounger, San Miguel in hand. Going to Moraira was one of the best holidays ever and in an attempt to ward off the holiday blues (if only for an hour) I thought it was about time I shared a little more about our week in Spanish paradise…
3 MONTHS EARLIER…
Puppy Daddy and I have been desperate for some sunshine. Since we moved last year then got Leni, we hadn’t been on a holiday in nearly two years – aside from a whirlwind trip to Paris at the end of February. So, when the chance of staying in a beautiful Spanish villa came up recently, we booked the flights, dusted off the suitcase and secured a puppy-sitter for Leni.
With Puppy Daddy organising the whole thing, I didn’t get the address of the villa until a few days before we arrived, and it turned out it was in the beautiful town of Moraira. This place holds a special place in my heart; my grandparents had a villa in Moraira for over 20 years and we holidayed there regularly through my childhood, so I couldn’t believe we were returning.
AN EARLY START
We caught a ridiculously early flight (5.50am) and when we arrived at Alicante airport, we hired a little Audi and made our way towards the coast and into the little town of Moraira. Although it was painful getting up at 2.45am to catch our flight, it was well worth getting to Spain early for a whole extra day of sunshine. Driving through Moraira, the warm air filled with the scent of pine, purple Bougainvillea flowers climbing up stark white walls, it bought back so many happy memories – I couldn’t wait to spend a whole week back there.
Once we’d found the villa (an amazing 7-bedroom home with huge pool, water slide and outdoor kitchen), we unloaded our luggage and set straight off to the supermarket for supplies. Padron peppers, pastries and Prosecco was on the list, oh and BBQ food, and lots of it! Then we finally set about relaxing, pulling out towels and making ourselves comfortable on the sun loungers around the pool. After our long day, we cooked in the outside kitchen – a feast of padron peppers, burgers, sausages, salad and fresh bread.