Back to the real world… gone are the hot, lazy days trailing my fingers through the water as I sit on my deckchair sipping iced tea and reading novel after novel.
What a beautiful place Kos is. The town far exceeded my expectations. Beautiful tree lined cobble streets snake away from the main squares where the locals sit in the shade drinking coffees and gossiping. Come siesta time the town clears and it’s fun to explore the place on your own. Seafood, cheap white wine, friendly faces and 30+ temperatures were abundant. Happy travellers.
As per my expectations, my tan is all but gone.
The flat was COLD when we arrived home, bedraggled and exhausted. But it’s good to be back, cosy in our new flat, eating warming autumn food. Thanks, Nigella, for this one!
Mackerel, Marsala, sultanas, capers, onions, pine nuts, dill on spaghetti, delicious!
This was Stephen’s “night before 10k run dinner”, plenty of pasta, protein and calories. It was also my “night before Stephen’s 10k dinner”, in supporting role, obvs.
Holiday reads have really got me back in the swing of devouring novels. These are topping my book list at the moment:
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy – Small town American girl seeks the bohemian, expat life of Paris’ left bank. Can everyone be a star? Or does that kill the whole point?
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell – An old school favourite. Charting the adventures of a young boy observing the charming, eccentric and chaotic behaviour of his family and the other local fauna on the island of Corfu.
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin – Can San Francisco ever really be the city you want it to be? Or was the 1960/70s a ticking time bomb?