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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife July 22nd 2012

Another day ahead of us the same as the last...excellent! Found our spot by the main pool, as usual, then breakfast by the pool, as usual. Keith found the perfect table, hidden behind the main area, but still right by the pool...perfect because we could wrap our lunch and slide it into our bags relative ease! Still no strawberries so we had to be happy with pineapple daiquiris (which we were!) delivered by our special black waiter (that sounds racist but we don't know his name so we distinguish them by calling them the friendly black waiter and the friendly Irish waiter!). Anyway, the friendly blcck waiter delivered our drinks but warned Rach that she was turning brown, and soon she would be his colour, and then he wouldn't like her as much! The usual swimming ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife July 21st 2012

Continuing on with the theme of Tenerife mornings we were awake early after having barely any sleep due to the constant lovely snoring tunes that were playing in our room all night! We naturally were excited about breakie and about getting lunch prepared at breakie after already trying our hand at being sneaky yesterday. So we scoped out a more secretive table for stealing purposes./ We all had the same breakie as usual. I enjoyed my bacon and poached egg on toast with a lil pain au chocolat toasted! Then we made filled rolls ad wrapped them all undercover and shoved them into handbags – naughty but oh so practical and money saving!! J After, we headed back upstairs for the routine sunscreening session and down to the pool. Unfortunately there was another wedding this arvo ... read more
dads super strong drink at thai botanica
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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife July 20th 2012

We woke again after not alot of sleep but luckily our day didn’t require much rest as it was gonna be ful of rest. We decided after yesterdays terrible yet expensive lunch down at the pool, wed steal lunch at breakie and pocket it! So we, actually quite unsubtly packaged up some filled rolls and pain au chocolat and put them in our handbags. We then went down to the pool to find that our area was all roped off for some reason so we had to settle for some not as perfect sun spots by the pool! Listen to me – so spoilt! Haha nah they were good seats! But everyone was jammed down one end of the pool cos apparantley they were having a wedding tonight down the other end so were starting to ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife July 19th 2012

Right...no less snoring last night but luckily we didn’t have a strenuous day ahead of us! We started the day with yet again another yummy breakfast – eggs bacon, omelettes, fresh orange juice, pain au chocolats! Mm! Filled up and ready to lie by the pool for the day! We res­­­umed our posie at the ed of the pool which required us literally to stand up and bend over to slide in the pool barely without even stepping! And that we did all morning. I started reading a really good book recommended by Patsy – A Thousand Splendid Suns. I was engrossed for most of the day yet highly entertained also by the family next to you. A boyfriend and his girlfriend with her family. The boys played catch with her in the water to which ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife July 18th 2012

After very little sleep for Rach and me, and lots of sound sleep with loud snoring for Keith, we started the new day...not as hot as Santorini, but still singlet and shorts weather. Before breakfast we got our towels and selected our posy right by the pool side...it seemed that’s what you do, or you miss out! We made our way down to the breakfast, which was really good! Has everything you could ever want (except waffles as rach said, and except a really good cappuccino as i say!) We also spotted champagne in buckets that we could have had...perhaps tomorrow. We did have omelettes made especially for us, poached eggs made as you wait...and of course croissants, both plain and chocolate! Mmmmm! Next stop...the pool. We lay by the pool in the sun (keith under ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife July 17th 2012

So quite unhappily the front desk rang us at 2.45am for our wake up call!!!! Not 3.45 as we asked which already would have been freaken early!! So after 3 hours sleeping we were awake. Mum rang them and said can they please call us back in an hour. We had just fallen asleep again 10mins later they rang again confused with what we had asked them and then telling us they understood, they rang us back at 4pm – the time our taxi was arriving!! Lucky we were up already – cos none of us went back to sleep!! Good thing was due to the crazy hour of our taxi ride it was quick so we had hours to kill at the airport. We actually had to stand and wait for check in to actually ... read more
waiting and waiting at the airport
our robes at the hotel
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Good evening Folks This blog has not been updated recently, as we have spent a period of time relaxing in our new home. We have decided not to continue this blog. We shall, instead, be adding some small details of our travels onto Theresa's Facebook page. If you do not have a facebook page and would still be interested in seeing details of our travels, and you need any assistance setting up a Facebook page of your own, please contact us by email.... read more

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife June 25th 2012

Africa Mercy has arrived in Santa Cruz deTenerife! The sail went well. We had three days out of the 10 days which were warm and sunny. We saw whales, dolphins, flying fish and sea turtles. I didn’t realize how far the fish flew over the water. They are not very big and fun to watch. Sunday worship was on the bow. The dock here is great. It is a long cement road with an elevated walkway just a few feet from the gangway. The temperature is in the 80's with a breeze. It will be so nice to go for walks without having to dodge trucks and questionable characters. Most of the crew will probably go ashore as soon as we are allowed. There is no curfew while we are here. We should be here about ... read more

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife May 24th 2012

Hello world ! Present location is on board the las Palmas - Huelva ferry about one hour out of Las Palmas. The Wifi here on board seems to have a problem so it will be a while before this goes live. This morning was an early start with my alarm going off at 05.30 , not really my time of the morning ! After a quick shower I went down to the always amazing breakfast in the Santa Catalina. This morning I had the whole room to myself and enjoyed a nice slow start to the day. I am still not really on holiday because I tend to think in time bites. Fifteen minutes to eat,ten to pack and ten to get to harbor , etc. I look forward to the feeling of not being tied ... read more
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Breakfast in Las Palmas

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife April 23rd 2012

So first things first! Happy St Georges Day… So its 4:15 in the afternoon, its my 27th Birthday and it has to be the hottest day we have had so far, so I am quite happy that we have had another day of chilling out in our room, lazing in the sun listening to music, and reading books etc.… It has just this moment become to hot for me, (wuss) so I have retreated inside to update the travel blog for Saturday & Sunday… Saturday was, like today, a day where Maddy and myself just chilled out and didn’t do a great deal, which has been nice, punctuating the days out with a few days of lazing around… Sunday morning we walked down to the Los Cristianos Sunday market, where pretty much, every stall is trying ... read more
Subway, a little bit of home
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Mrs Humphreys




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