10 things I learned in Spain

Yes, I AM sitting on a pool noodle!
  1. There aren't a lot of fat Spanish people, so when they see a fat person they STARE. And stare, and stare and stare......and when you glare back they don't do the polite English thing and look away. It's a little disconcerting at first but I soon got used to it. 
  2. Caroline is scarily good at mimicking. Her David Bellamy impression is hilarious!
  3. Mookie REALLY loves sloths. Like really really. She started crying when talking about them and I was an awful friend and I laugh-cried, but mostly laughed. Sorry Mookie, I'm a shit friend!
  4. Flying with anxiety disorder is literally hell. The flight going out was worse ("If this plane falls from the sky now, how long will it take us to die?" being one of the things that kept going through my head) but the flight back was a little better. Just like I learned in CBT, exposure therapy really does help. 
  5. Spanish restauranteurs are generally as warm as arctic tundra. They don't care if you eat at their restaurants at all. We had a couple of good hosts, but the majority wouldn't have cared if we passed them by. (This is totally my personal experience, and is gathered in contrast to other sunny holiday spots I've been to like Greece, Gran Canaria, Ibiza etc where people greet you warmly and are personable hosts).
  6. I'm a luxury bitch who really needs her own personal swimming pool!
  7. Spanish lemon Fanta is like crack. So good!
  8. Irish bars are great no matter what country you're in.
  9. Never fly home from Alicante on a Tuesday with Norwegian. The flight is N-E-V-E-R on time. Neverrrrrrr. Avoid.
  10. Spanish people loooooooooove sunflower seeds. Love them. When we went to La Mata beach I was following a trail of them along the boardwalk like breadcrumbs in Hansel and Gretel. They put them in whole, chew them and spit the shell out. 
Mike sniffing the fresh lemons a neighbour brought round
James being all suave in the pool
Mookie trying not to fry in the sun
Take me back there right now!
Caroline, myself and Mookie all dressed up and wearing a bit of blue, coincidentally!

I still have some outfits and other things to show you from our holiday but life has been so busy recently. We've spent lots of time with our families since we got back and things have also been picking up on the blog too so I'm all sixes and sevens, but life is good!

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Leah xoxo

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