Oh! I’m going to L’Ampolla!

Skyscanner – I love you.

I kid myself that I’d have trawled the cheapo flight sites, searching for the travel holy grail: conveniently timed flights for the price of 6 bottles of plonk –  for any more than an hour. So, you have saved me hundreds of pounds and a frustrating hour’s web-search.

Putting my dates and then a generic UK to Spain into the search bar – and there it was: row upon row of £39 return flights from here to there…

We’re off on holiday. Again. 12th – 19th October.

Spain, of course. Again. Tho this time further North – the Costa Dorada, to a little place called L’Ampolla on the Ebro Delta.

Beach just down from the Apt – L’Ampolla, gateway to the Baix Ebre

And because it’s only an hour from Barcelona we’ll get a chance to gasp at the Sagrada Familia again and wonder at Las Ramblas and worship at Camp Nou…

We’ve rented a fine apartment 100m from the beach. The car is hired. Evan, Jamie, Ana, Robert and I cannae wait.

Until then they have school to attend; lessons to learn. Except they are already talking about travelling and what they’ll see and do. Ana’s mildly concerned about the cats – but only mildly. Evan’s slightly worried his passport won’t be renewed in time – but only slightly. Jamie’s sang froid is impressive. Robert knows he’ll need the break because he’s frazzled already and working flat out for an inspection.

As for me – I’ve clients to be advised and represented. Tribunals to prepare for. Professional folk to liaise with. Conferences to attend and speeches to deliver. And that was filling me with a sense of dismay. Except now I’ve something to look forward to…and strangely it’s made me enjoy work more.

4 thoughts on “Oh! I’m going to L’Ampolla!

  1. For me, work was the pleasure, but I know I'd think very differently now…
    Love makes the difference. I never knew…until I did.

  2. I feel just a bit guilty Helen – because the job is one that I wanted. I searched and waited and prepared for a job in this field. And it's by no means a bad job. It's a good job. Maybe it's a case of 'be careful what you wish for'? I need challenge. I need my working day to be filled with thoughtful tasks… It's not quite what I thought it would be…

  3. Ahh! I love getaways. My life is not as frenetic as yours but the countryside holds its own burdens and I do need to swim in the sea. I just said goodbye to my morning beach swims in Corsica and don't know when I'll submerge in salt water again. Oh well. Waiting for the snow season I guess. But there is something about unravelling in water.. Xcat

  4. We all need something different to look forward to, however much we enjoy our work. Spain in late October sounds wonderful – warm and golden.

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