So, possibly the least organised I have ever been before a trip, we didn't know how we were getting back from the airport until we were discussing it on the flight home and am I the only one who puts their summer swimwear away and then can't find it? But I also had a fabulous week, came home feeling refreshed and raring to go (helped by all the goodies in the business inbox waiting for me) and full of amazing fish and seafood. A brief Photo Diary...
View for the week from the balcony
My sparkling wine has cats on it and is therefore superior
The sea without the beach, perfect
Old Town Funchal- lovely city, loads of cool doors
Street Art in Funchal
Coming around to gin when it comes in a cocktail
Scabbard with a Sea Urchin Sauce
ALL THE FISH
Visiting the Monte Palace & Topical Gardens including a 1000 year old olive tree
We had a great week, and after the victory of understanding that you can do 'doing holidays' in your own way (for me that means picking a few things I hope I'll love rather than trying to do loads) in Paris, I'm home and refreshed and raring to go for the busiest part of the year for business. Yeah- I'm that annoying person on Twitter who was excited to be back at work post-holiday because of the stuff in my inbox!
The other bonus- I'm now starting to look at plans for next year, and hopefully some further flung adventures for me!