Sunday, 12 June 2016

Hello dear readers, we have just returned from a fantastic holiday, I was going to write a long post about it but it won't be so long now, as disaster struck when we arrived home after being in for around 20 mins there was the most awful downpour and within 10 mins the kitchen and the lounge started flooding.



It got up to about 2 ins, and it was horrible dirty smelly water.

What a nightmare it took us hours to sort it out, we don't live near a river it was just the volume of water, the patio flooded and it was coming in from the side of the bungalow, I have never seen rain like it the drains couldn't cope, not a very nice welcome for us.

Lucky this place is tiled throughout , no carpets just my lovely rugs, we were gutted seeing our lovely furniture stood in it.

So a little about the  holiday, we have been on holiday for 21 days, it was the longest holiday we have had, we went to L'Estartit in Spain. We had an overnight stop in France on the way, we stayed in Orleans. Then the next day went on to Spain where we had an apartment  for 16 days, we booked in January ,the apartment was only just under £20 a day, it was nice, modern clean and tidy a bargain.

Then we travelled back to France and had another 2 nights in Orleans and then 2 nights in Bethune. The hotels were only budget ones, we always use booking.com now, we gave ourselves a budget and ending up coming home with money, we ate most meals in the apartment, there was a Lidl just a few minutes away and we use to go there daily to pick up a few bits for tea. When we had long days out we ate out.


The beach in L'Estartit.




A little Gecko on our balcony.




 We had a bus tour around Barcelona, and went to the Hard Rock Cafe, the burgers were the best we have eaten.( We rarely eat a burger).

























We visited many old towns and beaches, we also went to the Salvador Dali Theatre and Museum, we also visited several churches and cathedrals.

I took hundreds of photos but it will take me weeks to go right through it all so here are just a few of Spain and France.





























Joan of Arc



















Lots of treats where consumed , but we walked so much we all came home a few pounds lighter.






Right that's it for now so much sorting out to do.

I will catch up reading your blogs soon , but I won't leave any comments as I will never catch up else.

20 comments:

  1. Oh no! I hope you're all cleaned up now and that the rain has since stayed away. Are you able to rescue your rugs?
    Your photographs all look wonderful. It sounds like you had the best time and the food looks delicious. X

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    1. Hi Jules, hope you are well, we are all cleaned up now, mats and rugs have been cleaned,they are ok thank goodness.
      I would have liked to sort out some better photos but I have so much to do. We had a great time thankyou xx

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  2. Beautiful holiday photos, such terrible floods to have in your home, hope you get sorted soon, but it's never simple after floods.

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    1. Thankyou Marlene, the drains couldn't cope it was real freak weather x

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  3. What an awful thing to come back to after such a lovely holiday. Hope you get it all sorted with minimal damage xx

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    1. Hi Jo yes we have sorted out now, the water board are looking into it xx

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  4. Oh no, what a horrible welcome home.

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    1. It was we took hours and hours cleaning up.x

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  5. What an end to your lovely holiday. Hope you get sorted soon. However, love the photo of the pottery shop and bread stall.x

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    1. I know it was wasn't it, but you've gotta keep plodding on, sorted now thanks.
      The pottery shops were wonderful, I did buy a piece, I will show in the next post xx

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  6. What a horrible end to a stunning holiday. Hope you manage to get it all cleaned up without too much damage. I have never seen rain like it these past few days there seem to be flash floods everywhere. Take care.

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    1. Hi yes we are sorted now, I feel for people who have the house completely flooded x

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  7. What a awful home coming, I'm glad you have now got cleaned up. I love Barcelona, one of the most vibrant city's in the world, we used to live quite close to it so got to know it quite well.

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    1. Yes it was. Barcelona was very busy, we much preferred the bus to driving around it, so much to see.

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  8. Oh Marlene what a homecoming. I'm glad that you sorted it out. Do you think its happened before and thats why the owners have the downstairs tiled? Loving the photos. Loving Barcelona, its one of the best cities I've been to. Its got everything culture, shopping beaches and food markets to die for! WELCOME BACK.

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    1. Hi Tania thankyou for the welcome back x
      I think it has always been tiled, I do miss carpets, but good job there weren't any.
      Barcelona was an amazing city, we are glad we took the bus because it was crazy x

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  9. what a gorgeous holiday. Thanks for sharing the pics. But oh. To come home to that :O( How rotten. Nice to see you back again. xx

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    1. Thankyou, I love a holiday but I love coming back home xx

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  10. Your holiday must have been wonderful, the pics are amazing, Marlene, thank you for sharing. But what an awful flood for you to cope with. It must have been heartbreaking and not a little scary. Let's hope it never happens again. Hugs xx

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    1. Thankyou Angie the holiday was one of my favourites ever, the landlord is coming today to sort the problem out x

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