Day 43 – Fancy An All-over Tan…?

Well, here’s the place to get it – naturist section of beach at Maspalomas on Gran Canaria. Despite the warm sunny weather there were very few takers – just a few wizened individuals huddled at one end of the beach …

Naturist Beach, Maspalomas – iPhone XR
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Day 40 – Escape To The Sun…

Well, our winter sun holiday is upon us – an early start and a drive through some pretty ferocious winds (Storm Erik apparently) saw us in the lounge at Manchester airport for long enough for a quick drink before boarding. Gran Canaria here we come!

Prosecco, Manchester Airport – iPhone XR

Day 38 – You Looking At Me…?

Fair to say, I’m not a ‘cat’ person – never really gelled with them, and I’m quite nervous of those sharp claws… Guess I’m more of a dog lover. However, this ginger cat caught my eye when I was out today, and obligingly posed for long enough for a quick photo.

Ginger cat, Farndon – iPhone XR

Day 37 – Play It Again Sam…

So tonight was a ‘date night’ spent at one of our local restaurants, where they were celebrating their first year of business with a special menu, and some live music. Thanks to Dan and Verity at The Town House, and to Luke Brown for his great accompaniment.

Luke Brown at The Town House – iPhone XR

Day 36 – Tennis anyone…?

The hardy folks around here play tennis outdoors all year round. With three all weather courts, they even play through the winter, just as long as the playing surface isn’t too icy. This morning it was just 3.5°C, but the ladies were out there practicing as usual…

MD Tennis Club – iPhone XR & Moment w/a lens

Day 35 – Home Sweet Home…

Most of the narrow boats we see along the canal near here are either hired out for holidays/vacations, or belong to people using them for business. However, these few are permanent homes – the boats don’t move from one year to another, and some of the residents have created gardens alongside the tow path, complete even with sheds in some cases!

Houseboats, Market Drayton – iPhone XR

Day 34 – Another Sunny Day…

… but we spent most of it shopping… Not that we actually go out shopping very much these days – pretty much everything is available on line, but we wanted to look for a particular piece of furniture, so there was nothing for it but to head out to the shopping mall.

Festival Park, Stoke. iPhone XR