A little late summer sunshine on a Mediterranean island never hurt anyone, right? In September I spent a few sunny days back home. It was a really lovely holiday!
I was there mainly to attend a family wedding and spend time with my mum and grandma, but The Boy and I combined that with a short stay in a small fishing village. I think we managed to strike the perfect balance between family time and relaxation by the sea. For me, most of the family obligations are a bit of a drag, but it’s always fun to see things through The Boy’s eyes. Instead of thinking of it as “yet another extended family dinner”, I suspect he sees it as “a large gathering of loud people with impossible quantities of food” which is way more entertaining.
Our time by the sea was fantastic! We accidentally found ourselves staying in a “hippie” hotel that offered a full timetable of yoga, pilates, and meditation classes every day, which I definitely took advantage of. Other than that, we spent our days swimming and reading and soaking up the sunshine, alternating between the beach and the pool. Pure bliss! We had our dinner at a seafood place on the marina every night; I don’t think there’s anything better than fish and seafood straight from the boat, cooked in the simplest way and enjoyed right by the sea. I made friends with all of the marina cats as well, and I think they quite enjoyed dinnertime too!
I didn’t take that many pictures during our holiday, but I thought I’d post some of my favourite ones here. Just in case the weather where you are is grey & miserable like it is in Oxford today and you need a dose of Mediterranean sunshine!