Hola amigos! Bloody hell, it’s July, we’re halfway through the year, and so much has changed since I welcomed in the new year in January. In short, it’s been an absolute whirlwind. There have been big changes and tough decisions have had to be made, but on the whole I’m feeling more like myself than I have done in a very long time.
I’ve also not long returned from a week in the sun with my mum. We headed to Can Picafort in Majorca for a week of good food, lounging by the pool with a book in hand, and just generally a getaway to escape from the stresses of every day life. It was bloody wonderful, and it’s left me with the realisation of two things.
Firstly, I really love to read, and I should definitely do it more often. And secondly, I seriously need to travel more. There’s so much of the world that I’m yet to see!
We stayed at a hotel at the very end of the promenade in Can Picafort. The prom itself extends approximately 2.5km along the seafront, where you will find an array of lovely shops, lots of cocktail bars, restaurants, a beautiful yacht club and the most amazing sunsets putting the cherry on the cake.
It’s a fairly quiet resort, definitely not the place to head to if you’re keen to go out partying every night, and it doesn’t quite have that traditional feel that you’ll find in places like the Greek Islands, for example. However, it provides the perfect balance as there’s plenty to do if you want to, and a stunning beach to relax on if that’s more your vibe.
On one day of during our trip, we caught a bus to Palma for a day of shopping and sightseeing. I bloody love visiting European cities, and escaping the calm of Can Picafort and embracing the hustle and bustle of Palma for the day was so awesome. The city itself is so pretty. There are winding alleyways, fabulous shops (I picked up waaay too many bits!), lots of grand squares where you can sit at a coffee shop and watch the world go by, and the beautiful cathedral, of course. It’s an uber trendy place and I just loved the whole vibe. The architecture is incredible, and it’s made me want to hop on a plane to my next city break pronto.
We also took a boat trip on our last but one day on the island, and breezed across the waves to the beautiful little cove of Cala Formentor. I’ve never seen a beach so beautiful, it was like something out of a film, and it allowed us to see a little of the “real” Majorca that is enjoyed by the locals. It was this that inspired me to really get out and to start exploring and to stop worrying about pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. The fact that there are places like this in the world makes me want to set myself a little travel bucket list.
All in all, it was a week of relaxation, lots of yummy food, great laughs with my mum, and I generally feel happier and more content than I have in a long time. Of course, I returned to work and hopped straight on a plane to Edinburgh so the post-holiday feels were short lived, but escaping reality for a week was exactly what I needed after such a hectic few months.
Lots of love. xoxo