Well, that was quick. This week, I mean – seven days at Casa Patricia. Time does fly when you’re having fun (in the sun…), and this week has certainly been fun.
For the record: I’ve had two completely lazy days at the villa, spent a couple of days racing and hiking around local high points, looked down on Benidorm, encountered a snake, visited Xàbia and its beautiful, modern church (at a more leisurely pace), spent time on the beach and seen some amazing sunsets. And all the while, the weather has been glorious.
Sadly, it’s time to head back to London – a 90-minute drive to Valencia airport, then two flights, via Zürich again. Last Saturday’s journey in reverse. We’ve spent the morning packing bags and returning the villa to the spotless state in which we found it, and of course I’ve take one or two more photos, including a few of the grasshopper that appeared on the low wall by the swimming pool – perhaps it was disturbed by yesterday’s lawn mowing and decided that life might be safer away from the grass?
Besides having a holiday, I was also tasked with taking some updated shots of the villa during my visit for its own website. This I have done, and they should be online over on that site very soon. I had to wait until just now, of course, to take a “spotless” shot of the kitchen, as seen above. We’re not messy, but we do eat!
I’ll be writing my own short review of the villa here in due course – simply click the “Casa Patricia” tag and you’ll find it (and all the other villa-related entries, too), once it’s online. But for now it’s over and out from Casa Patricia, until the next time.