paradise prom selfie


paradise terrace selfieI had no idea how to sum up this week, it’s featured shopping, dog agility & lunch out, and then it came to me, because I’m in paradise.

I wrote the other day about how happy I’ve felt this week, in fact, maybe that should have been my word of the week…but anyway, part of the reason for that happiness is location and the weather.

The view from our terrace is beautiful, you can sit and roast out there while watching and listening to the sea. It’s mostly a very quiet location in winter too, though in summer I imagine it’s very busy and noisy here. I love sitting in the afternoon sun on our terrace with my coffee, or something stronger, and soaking up the beauty of the place, along with the rays.

paradise prom selfieI also enjoy walks along the local promenade, when it’s not windy, and we went for one such walk yesterday, along with a delicious lunch out at one of our favourite restaurants.

The sun has been shining all week and it has been warm and wonderful. I have wandered along the beach just near our apartment with the dogs, enjoying the feel of the warm sand invading my sandals and watching the waves lap near my feet.

It is, as I have said, paradise.

While my mental illness is not weather dependent, I do not have SAD and my episodes can arrive in any weather or at any time of year, I do feel generally happier and a greater sense of well being here in Spain. Maybe that’s because we’re on holiday, away from ‘real life.’ Maybe it’s the sun, sea and sand. Maybe it’s just being a country that I don’t hate. Whatever it is though, I dread going ‘home.’

For now I’m going to try and just make the most of the time we have left here, top up my tan, eat the seafood and dip my tootsies in the beautiful waters.

What word sums up your week?

The Reading Residence


  1. Helena

    I am really pleased you are ‘happy’. I hope it lasts beyond your holiday. #WotW

  2. Kim Carberry

    Ahh! This is so lovely to read…..I love that you are so happy! It really does sound like paradise 🙂 x

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: