Where are we now? Where have we been?
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Bistari Condominium, Kuala Lumpur, Malta (March 2016)
North Quay Apartments, St Paul's Bay, Malta (April 2016)
Mellieha (April-May 2016)
Baltic Quay Apartment, Newcastle (June 2016)
We booked this apartment through Holiday Lettings, TripAdvisor and found it be adequate space wise for our needs – always a bit more of a pain when a double sofa bed in the lounge is needed to sleep all 6 of us. If the room is small anyway leaving the bed up for our stay is an issue! Just a couple of nights with this ‘riverview’ before we headed south for Portscatho staying in a couple of Travelodge’s on the way down in Nottingham and Plymouth.
An Morvargh, Portscatho, Cornwall (June 2016)
Beacon Hill Farm, near Morpeth (June 2016)
Barn Cottage, Ireby (June 2016)
Swallows Barn, Esh. near Durham (July 2016)
Novotel Newcastle Airport (July 4th 2016)
Jose Mesa Y Lopez, Las Palmas (July 2016)
We booked to stay here for our first 10 nights in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria while we looked for a long term rental. We ended up extending by a few days as flat hunting turned out to be a super slow process with no-one returning our emails! We mentioned to the owners that we were looking and we ended up negotiating an incredible deal on this place for 10 months. It was booked for the 3 to 4 weeks after us so we booked a place nearby with Airbnb and then came back to settle in and get some writing done!
Time to learn Spanish!
El Confital, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (July 2016)
Costa del Silencio, Tenerife
We rented a townhouse in a residential complex called Chafoyita in southern Tenerife near Costa del Silencio. We went by Naviera Armas ferry from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz port for a week to see my aunt and uncles. One of my uncle’s has lived in Tenerife for over 14 years. My aunt and uncle were visiting for a week from the Isle of Arran. So we booked ferry and accommodation and caught up for the first time in over 8 years! Wrote a post about our week, click link to read more about our Tenerife trip.
The Old Tack Room, Eland Green Farm Holiday Cottages, Ponteland, Northumberland, UK
Eland Green Farm Holiday Cottages, Ponteland, UK
So, we find ourselves back in the United Kingdom for a couple of weeks.
Sadly, Paul’s father passed away on the 2nd January 2017. Paul was already in the UK so once funeral was arranged we booked flights and I headed over with 4 children on the plane by myself. Thankfully it was only a 5 hour flight from Gran Canaria so not too long and they were serving wine. Wine helps with turbulence (it was bumpy) and coping with 3 year old tantrums mid-flight!
Managed to locate a holiday cottage for 335 a week. It’s quaint a just about accommodates all 6 of us! Single fold out in lounge, double sofa bed plus double and twin bedrooms. Central heating helping us cope with the very cold temperatures – less than 10 deg C. Temperature change is huge compared the to 20 deg C winter we were enjoying!
It’s quiet, a working farm in winter in a village near the airport. Also close to Paul’s brother so the children can spend some time with their cousin.
Not really time to be tourists here again as we have a house to clear out and sort.
Bellevue Cottages, Enys, Penryn
Lucky find on RightMove!
Fully furnished rental for 5 months in the same village in Cornwall as my soon to be 90 year old grandmother!
Fabulous house built in 1780 as the headmasters residence of a school. Our grounds include huge lawn and a walled garden complete with summerhouse and ornamental fishpond.