Friday, 13 June 2014

Ducks in a row....almost.

I had a brilliant idea yesterday....why not download an entire season of a really good TV series to watch whilst I'm away!

Of course there's TV in our apartment but not much in English so to take a whole series away looked like a good idea! Hummmmm

It's been downloading most of yesterday and all night....

Next time I have a good idea I shall resist it...

Why I just didn't take a few CDs away with me is one of life's mysteries.

I realised rather belatedly during the week that the evenings are going to be the problem.

David and I always had a lovely dinner out somewhere. I can't do that on my own....a packet of crisps washed down with plonk looks the more likely solution ..... Hence my 'good idea'

I am now feeling some sort of a buzz....getting out sun tops and swimming costumes has reminded me of how happy we have been there. It's three years since our last trip!

The pic is the view I took from our balcony last time. I'm not expecting it to have changed much.

My EHIC card arrived yesterday... European Health Insurance Card. They kindly included a check list for travelling in the EU. Terrifying!

My predominant feeling is apprehensive now....I don't go till Monday so I'm hoping the TV series will have finished downloading by then!



  1. If you don't enjoy this holiday it won't be for lack of organisation. You appear to have thought of everything, and with a bit of luck you won't be spending every evening on your own.
    I shall pray that you find plenty of compatible company.
    Relax and enjoy!
    Love and prayers as everX

  2. Friends who now find themselves alone for one reason or another say take a book into a restaurant or cafe and you can at least hide behind it until you get used to dining alone. You are a sociable soul Jean so you wont (I hope) be alone for long xx

    1. A book is a good idea Babs, though what my granny would say to reading at table does not bear thinking about!

  3. Having a book, particularly if it has a lurid cover, might well be an ice breaker?

    Your are quite right. Madeira is a lovely Island and we hope to return there one day, once things change for us, in terms of animal care etc.

    Hoping that you have a great time.