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Well how time is flying, we are now well and truly settled on Ibiza! Cosmo is 8 months old, the sun is shining each day and the temperature is up in the 30’s most days!  The days consist of walks and swimming down by the sea or in the countryside with Cosmo, picking grapes off vines &  almonds and figs off the trees.  Ibiza has a full bounty and I am sure you could live off the land if you so desired which I might soon as I have this calling to walk around the whole island in September (maybe something to do with being 40 on the 6th September?) and leaving with just enough food for 24 hours!  I will keep you posted!

We have been busy with teachings and treatments with www.IbizaReiki.com and also had an amazing visitor in the form of Lilo the Shaman that we spent time with in Peru, when we left her in Cusco she looked at me and said she would come to Ibiza.  Then we left it to the spirits and here she was, falling in love with Ibiza, swimming in the sea and holding  2 workshops- they were an amazing success:

Are we ‘living the dream?’, yes we are!  Although I do have to pinch myself quite often and remind myself where I am and what I am now doing NOW!  It feels a long time ago that I was driving up to 500 miles a day visiting clients and stuck on the m25, and before you ask, NO I would not change anything, I love the journey I am on!

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Wedding done, daughter married and off on honeymoon and now known as Mrs Ramsay!  It will take some time to get used to but we are both so happy for the newly weds!

So we have a month till we jet off  (if thats possible on Ryanair) to Ibiza for our new lives on the white isle, so what to do in the UK…..

First stop is a wet week in Perthshire, Scotland, what else would we do to really appreciate Ibiza!  I know Scotland is green, amazing scenery but why does it rain so much?  We did have  a nice time though foraging for leaves, berries and mushrooms in the damp cold rain and also spending time with Belinda’s Mum and Graham.  The hot tub and champagne did help as well!

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Its not raining- for 1 minute!

 

 

So next stop was a sunny, very nice and warm weekend in Bournemouth on the south coast as far away from Scotland as we could go!   Staying with friends, Sam and Matt,  the highlight of the weekend had to be watching Transformers 2 on the massive outdoor screen in their garden on old car seats eating popcorn and kettle chips.  It only just about topped the previous night when we were treated to dinner in Urban Reef with too much wine and a greasy burger in the early hours- what a perfect weekend!

Back to Scotland for a week at Gemma and Stew’s and more rain!  It was really nice though to be in one place after all the travelling and it gets the award for being the warmest accommodation in the UK!  Catching up on a years worth of paperwork and after tired eyes and brains we decided to treat ourselves to our first UK curry in 9 months!

 

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its sunny with Kirstie and her short hair!

 

 

Then we flew down to Manchester (cheapest way!) met Gemma and Stew to hear about their new married life and honeymoon and then 10 days at our last house in England before leaving for travelling.  We had to book ourselves in as we now rent this as a holiday home (www.StayingInChester.com) we did feel like guests as well, but once again had a lovely time and it reminded us what a lovely city Chester is.  Another curry at City Spice (our long time favourite) which did not disappoint which included AfterEight mints and free after meal liquor which they keep just for me (amaretto)

 

 

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ourdoor cinema with Sam & Matt

So then onto Birmingham  and a lovely night with Belinda’s Brother, Phil and family.  They continued the theme with lovely food, great company and lots of wine (thankyou Kerry!)  Scotland also followed us with a dark, dull wet typically English day to follow!

 

Arriving in Leicester to meet James who we last saw in Peru was a strange experience.  We caught him bringing in leeks, onions and other fresh organic produce from his county garden to prepare dinner.  Later after a parents evening at school Wendy came home seeking out solitude with some fantastic wine which  went down very well and we eventually hit the pillows in the early hours after sorting out the worlds problems!

One thing for sure is the welcome and hospitality of everyone that we have stayed with over the month we have been back, we have been welcomed with open arms and fed, watered and wined so well- really so much thanks to you all!

 

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UK's best curry by Russell!

 

 

My longest standing friend was next (Diana) and back to one of my old towns of Aldershot, driving through I felt the feelings passing the Weatsheaf Pub (now closed down and looking very sad) that I spent so much time in, my Dad’s old house looking all new with a coat of paint, the ice ring where my teenage years were spent, oh how things change!

Dinner tonight was a home cooked curry by husband Russell freshly prepared from scratch, as we waited and the smells filled the air we were entertained by Lesley and Kitty the two children, OK they bashed away at a keyboard and drive me mad- only joking Di!  Now this curry was amazing and won the award for the “best curry in UK” award from us both, Russell has a talent that is not to be missed and he should open his own restaurant! Maybe on Ibiza!?

We ended as we started our time in the UK with a lovely time with my wonderful Mum and family which included my younger brother taking me out (after dropping Belinda at home) and getting me totally smashed, which I am to old for now (well maybe, or not?!) wait till Ibiza Greg!

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The Llllawwwayyyeeee viaduct in Wales!

 

 

Kirstie and Matt also treated us to a lovely evening in London which was so nice and warm, and then before we knew it we were in the car and on the way to the airport to full fill a life long dream of being on a plane and heading to Ibiza to live………………………wow dreams do come true……………………………. live the dream…………

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