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Photo Diary: Lanzarote Week Two

I’m home! My annual holiday to Lanzarote is over for at least another year. As beautiful as it is, I’m actually hoping to go somewhere different next year. It’s always good to visit new places, so why not, aye?

But I can plan future holiday’s later, for now it’s back to Lanzarote!

At first I wasn’t sure which photo to use as the title image. It’s a holiday post, so the picture should be of the destination, right? Well, we managed to get quite possible my favourite photo of me ever while we were there, so I just had to use this one.

It started with me saying “let me be a model”, and then realising I’m way to awkward for that profession, so I just ended up losing the pout and laughing. Snap! The picture of my moment of “modelling” was taken and I love it. It captured my natural smile, which I much prefer to the more common forced selfie smiles. The dress I’m wearing is also one of my favourites. It’s a 90’s grunge style velvet dress with a cheeky split, which shows off my wonderful milk bottle legs. I sound super vain, but I don’t think I’ve ever looked cuter in a picture than I do in this one, so I’m allowed to be a little egotistical for a moment.

Taking a trip.

It didn’t take long before realised I was very tired on this holiday, it’s been a super long year. I needed a rest. So my usual adventurous self was tucked up all cosy at the back of my mind and I was spending a lot of time relaxing, which consisted of lots of reading, writing and napping. Not a bad holiday, if I do say so myself.

But we did decide that we needed some adventure, so this week we took a trip across Lanzarote to another popular tourist area, Playa Blanca. There was a cute little market and the harbour is beautiful! As you can see, it was the only thing I took pictures of while we were there…

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The “Armas” Ferry is the one we got last week on our trip to Fuerteventura. (You can read about that in part one).

 

My holiday friend.

Everyone knows how down I felt about leaving Olive, and it was even worse without her. I was getting updated daily on how she was doing, with pictures of her cute little face attached, but it wasn’t the same! I missed having a pet to look after. So when I met a little stray kitten, I immediately wanted to scoop it up and carry it back to our apartment. There are hundreds of cats wondering around the island, but most of them are smart enough to stick by the streets lined with restaurants, knowing a lot of us humans can’t resist giving them a little treat.

But not this little guy. It stayed away from all the busy areas, and was always in the same spot whenever we walked past. I always stopped to say hi. I hope the kitten’s been doing alright since I’ve been home. Good luck in your life, little one!

 

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I actually did something I said I would?!

In my photo diary of my first week on holiday, I set myself a goal. And what do you know? I actually did it. I managed to take a photo of one dinner I had all week. Okay, so I know it doesn’t sound like much, but my Instagram isn’t full of Nando’s pics. When good food is put in front of me, I tuck in like a greedy puppy. And this photo nearly didn’t exist either as I had the spoon in my hand, but I quickly remembered what I wrote, and ta da! A bloody beautiful lasagne.

 

 

After 13 days of much needed lie-ins, we had to be up at 6am for our flight home. The sun wasn’t up, which was one of the main reasons I wanted to be back tucked up in bed. But as it started to rise, wow! I was wishing I hadn’t been so lazy and woken up earlier every day. Photos don’t capture the true beauty, but here’s the sun shining on the clouds and a mountain top.

Tip for my next holiday: wake up early and see the sunrise as much as possible. (I originally wrote “everyday” and chuckled to myself. I know for a fact I will strongly refuse to get out of bed more often than not).

 

 

So there you have it! That was a little look into my holiday in Lanzarote. I’m so happy to be home, but I can’t wait to go properly exploring on my next trip. I’m thinking Italy 2018…

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Photo Diary: Lanzarote Week One

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If you follow me on any social media or saw my post about leaving Olive, you’ll know that I’m in Lanzarote!  I’ve been here 4 times now and I never get over how beautiful the island is. I always take many pictures while I’m here, but apart from the odd Insta post, no one really gets to see them. So this year I thought I’d share them with you guys.

I’ve been here one week so far. It feels like we’ve been here longer than that, but it’s gone super quick at the same time. But I’ve already been snapping away with my phone camera, so here’s week one in photos!

 

 

I always like taking pics of streets. Even at home. I don’t really know why, I just think sometimes there are nice simple views right in front of us, but we don’t notice them. So those are just some of Lanzarote’s streets for you.

 

The swimming pool has had a make over since we last stayed here.

It’s now an infinity pool and it’s beautiful! At night has to be my favourite view though. There’s lights that change colour. From blue, to green, to purple and red – the transitions are magical! I’m not good enough to capture it’s true wonderfulness, but here’s the mystical green and purple.

 

 

We’ve done a lot of walking so far, which is great as I love exploring! I took this next photo just before we walked down some very hot steps to the beach. (I took my shoes off too soon again, and hurt my feet a little. I’m just too eager. Which is ironic because I actually hate how sand feels on my feet, but I do still love the beach so I put up with it for the fun).

 

 

What a view! This was took along the harbour in the Old Town, which is definitely my favourite part of the island, and luckily we stay right by it.

 

Of course I’m throwing in a selfie.

It doesn’t look very touristy, because I took it just before we were going out one night. I’m not often a fan of front facing camera pics. My face just never looks right to me haha. And it usually takes me forever to get one or two I sorta like. But, I think I look cute here, so I shall post it everywhere. Maybe even print it out on posters and hang it in the streets.

 

 

Surprisingly, as I’ve ate so bloody much this week already, I don’t have any photos of food. That’s because as soon as it’s put down in front of me, it starts disappearing. A goal for next week is to try and get a picture of at least one meal before I devour it.

Anyway, because of the lack of food, here’s an amazing cocktail I had. (It’s a Margarita, in case you were wondering).

 

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On Friday, we hopped on a ferry over to Fuerteventura.

It’s another one of the Canary Islands which we’ve been thinking of going too next year. Everyone who’s been told me it’s amazing, with old cobbled streets and beautiful scenery. But I have to admit, my heart is with Lanzarote. Maybe it was because we didn’t get to venture out much, and were just greeted by the many little shops and bars. There was a bus we could get into a small village which I regret not doing now because I might have a completely different view on the island if we had. Nevertheless, I had a lovely day! (Even though I was nearly sick coming back on the ferry…)

 

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That was a little look into my first week in Lanzarote! It’s a little cloudy this morning, but it’s only early, and my phone’s forecast for today has lots of little suns.

I’m excited for more adventures! There’ll be a post on week two when I get home!