Sunday, 13 January 2013
Christmas & New Year in Espana
I almost glanced over this but as I wrote about it in my last post, I thought I'd just go ahead with it anyway. I spent Christmas and New Year in Spain, my Mom and Dad bought a house over in Los Dolses, Orihuela this summer, which is sooooo exciting and I hope I get to use it a lot. We all had a fab time, the weather was really good, sunny and warm enough to wear shorts everyday which made it worthwhile making the trip over.
There was a brand new shopping centre which had only just opened, which I spent many an afternoon strolling around, not spending any money (YEAH RIGHT!!!). The Zara Home shop was my absolute fave, so beautiful, I've never seen one of them before. Do we even have them in the UK? I got the most perfect leather diary and new quilt & sheet set from there. They also had the best Primark ever, it was amazing. A thousand times better than our Primarks, everything beautifully placed on hangers in size order... bliss! I am turning up with an empty suitcase next time I go. I will do a little post of my favourite things I bought whilst I was over there, just in case you were wondering!!
Christmas morning was spent joining all the locals on La Zenia beach, with a toast of Champagne and an 8 course lunch to follow after that. I was more stuffed than i've ever been on Christmas Day and a little more than tipsy! We went to a New Years Eve Gala, with oysters (first time i've ever tried them and I loved them!), a motown singer, fireworks, etc... A smashing time was had by all I think.
Whilst I really enjoyed myself over there, nothing will ever beat an English Christmas for me. In my opinion Christmas should be cold, snowy, thick festive jumpers, lots of scrummy food and having all your family and friends around you. Some of these things just can't be replicated abroad.
Oh and I almost forgot to tell you I won €98 at Bingo! Yay me!