Sunsets and Sea- Couple time.

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We’re back and nearly caught back up with ourselves.

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Our first 2 week holiday since our honeymoon.

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We needed some couple time after all the strain for the last few years.

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So we explored together,

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visited an old winery,

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changed my whole concept of “forest” into that of a fairy tale land, with twisting trails that may never lead anywhere.

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Then there were the skies and sunsets

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Even the sun wore shades! lol

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And that relaxing sound of the sea and the way the light played on its surface.

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We needed this couple time to explore who we were and see if we still got on as individuals rather than Mum and Dad figures.

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Slowly we unwound like springs which were too tightly coiled for too long.

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We started to talk like a couple rather than a family.

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We read books and took photographs.

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We slowed down.

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The sunsets from our balcony overlooking the sea fed pool were beautiful.

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Colours and textures.

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The stars seemed closer so I zoomed into Venus. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves.

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We woke to the sound of waves.

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We felt closer to the landscape and what is real about life.

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There was time for history and archaeology. (I will share later).

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But most of all there was time for us as individuals,

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And as a couple.

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We are close again and can see where we are going.

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We picked up a little passenger for our journey Tia Maria, arriving in July. There were 5 others I wished I had space for.

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So now we are more relaxed and more focussed.

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Prepared for the next stage of our lives together.

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The only way is up!


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Comments

  • A second honeymoon, how wonderful. The pictures are so serene and peaceful. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
    Hugs

  • Anne Marie says:

    Sounds like you and your husband had a wonderful time!
    Lovely pictures and looks very beautiful 🙂
    Take care..

  • Sylvia says:

    Dear Melanie,
    the pictures are like a dream, wonderful place of the earth.
    Good to hear you had such a great time on your vacation together.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

  • Tracy says:

    This is such soooo beautiful in every way… I’ve got goosebumps!! :o) Such skies and spaces there… magnificent! Falling asleep, then waking up to sounds of waves…*sigh*… It is easy to see how you fell for this place. And so wonderful to know that you & hubby had time to fall for each other over again. :o) What a blessing to discover–that after all, you’d still choose each other, still choose to forge ahead together. Sooo happy for you both, for you all… Wow…VERY inspiring! And what a lovely memory to bring back and add to your family–Tia! So glad you had this time away which gave you so much. LOVED seeing/hearing all this, and look forward to more. ((HUGS))

  • Ulla says:

    This sounds like a perfect holiday, just what you both needed! Don’t let too many years pass before you do it again.

  • Annie says:

    Melanie, It looks like heaven to me. Lucky ducks and well deserved.
    Love the new hound, what an angel you are. xoxo

  • Yvonne says:

    You both needed a relaxing holiday — and that sounded like one. Hopefully, life continues in a relaxing vein for everyone from now on too. Tia Maria is a lucky little dog to come home to your family.

  • Simone says:

    Beautiful memories!