Summer 2017 I went away to Granada, Spain with my big family of 12! We stayed at a beautiful villa where we could spend all day in the pool. The weather was beautiful, with some days as hot as 40 degrees. My family enjoy being really active so we were constantly on the go. Some nights we would stay in the villa and cook, we would eat outside where we had a beautiful view of the sunset.
Side note: On this holiday I really enjoyed working out. In the mornings some of us would go for a run and do various exercises up and down the steps leading down from our villa to the pool.
It was quite a drive to our closest beach but it was definitely worth it. There was such a busy, lively atmosphere there, with performers and restaurants running along the beach. Amongst the hustle and bustle was a Paella restaurant that we went to for lunch. There were huge pans of paella cooking with queues of people lined up for seconds.
I hadn’t heard much about Granda town so I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was. We went for a walk and found a beautiful view of the castle. In Granada, the locals would often go out and have churros and chocolate for breakfast so we obviously had to give this a go once or twice. For lunch, we often had tapas dishes and there were lots of lovely restaurants that we went to in the evenings where I had paella almost every time. My favourite place to eat was a quirky restaurant out of Granda town called Jardines Alberto. It was drenched in flowers and plants and empty wine bottles and lights hung from the trees.
I had so much fun on this holiday with my family, I wish it could have lasted forever.