I’m back! (What do you mean, you didn’t notice I was gone?)

Hello! Vacation is over (sob). It was super. Very relaxing in the most part – mainly because it was too hot to move. πŸ˜‰ When I did move, it was from the sun lounger, to the pool, to the bar, to the beach, to the sun lounger…you get the picture. However, hubby and I did venture out and about a few times.

Our holiday resort was Port El-Kantaoui, on the east coast of the small North African country of Tunisia. This coast is a popular tourist destination, with sandy beaches and turquoise seas. But you don’t have to go far to find a different landscape altogether. Inland, there are lush olive groves and date gardens, stunning mountain ranges, and ruins of the many civilisations that have occupied Tunisia over the centuries. We went on a 4 wheel drive adventure that showed us all these things. The only place we didn’t get to was the Sahara in the south. The UK had stopped letting tourists visit there due to unrest on the country’s border with Algeria.

I will now bore you with a few holiday snaps. Feel free to doze off on the couch. Firstly, here’s our resort.

On our 2nd day, we celebrated our 16th Wedding Anniversary, with a visit to the hotel spa in the morning, and an a la carte meal, with champagne, in the evening. Aaww!

Our 4 wheel drive trip enabled us to get to some inaccessible places. The Berbers are the indigenous non-Arab people of North Africa. Mostly nomadic, when they did settle in the north they chose defensible locations in the mountains.

The Romans were in Tunisia. They got everywhere.

Of course, we met some cats. The cheeky cheese-eating puss is at a restaurant we visited. Before you start screaming, yes, it was summarily removed from the table and the cheese replaced. The restaurant was on a farm, so there were cats to control the vermin. However, they had worked out that mooching around the gullible tourists was more fun. Cat number 2 belonged to the hotel, and soon discovered what a sucker hubby is. She sat like that for 2 hours.

And lastly, a bit of nonsense. I rode a quad bike for the 1st time! Not a flattering photo, but I’m having fun!

So that’s my vacation. Now back to real life: work, cooking, cleaning…sigh. Oh, and writing, of course. Better get to it! πŸ™‚


21 thoughts on “I’m back! (What do you mean, you didn’t notice I was gone?)

  1. Pingback: I'm back! (What do you mean, you didn't notice I was gone?)

  2. hey there! i’m loving your recent posts!
    I also blogged about The Ultimate Guide for a Stress-Free #PreparationforVacation. I would also like to ask how do you prepare for your much-awaited vacation? Do you just pack-and-go? or you want everything to be organized?

    here’s what my recent post is all about…

    would be so nice to hear from you! πŸ™‚

    cheers! xx

    deanna ( http://www.talkaboutbeauty.co )

    • Hi there! I’m a bit of both: I like to be organised, but generally I only pack properly the night before I go. Thanks for visiting my blog – will check yours out! πŸ™‚

  3. Good to have you back in our cyberworld, Karen! You obviously had a lot of fun as well. πŸ˜€
    Cat 1 seems to be a real gourmet. And who wouldn’t have wanted to smuggle that cute cat 2 home…

  4. Brilliant! The Romans got everywhere, LOL, especially around where I live too. Haw haw! Great that you had a fab holiday, thanks for sharing the photos, and of course we missed you! Glad you’re back!

    • Thanks, Nicky. Ha, those Romans – but they didn’t get far in Scotland. They got to my neck of the woods (we have the earthworks of the Antonine Wall to prove it) and then had to stop. Pictland defeated them! πŸ™‚

  5. Pingback: Counting Down and Looking Back | Karen Soutar

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