Home again, home again…

Anna facing villa zadra

 

Anna facing villa zadra

 

Two days ago we returned from a month long visit to our favourite place. We loved it here so much last year that we couldn’t wait to return… and return we did.

Last year’s trip was spent rushing around from place to place, being touristy and seeing and doing lots. This time we just took time to chill and relax. Well, as much as you can chill out and relax when you take your jobs with you (as well as eleven of your thirteen children), I suppose.

Still, it was great to be somewhere different.

It was wonderful to be somewhere that provides the children freedom to safely run around in the open air and sunshine whenever they like.

It was glorious to be somewhere where you could pick fruit straight from the trees in the garden, so fresh that when you bit into them, the sweet, syrupy juice would trickle down your chin, and so succulent that the taste is unlike any found in any supermarket.

It was fabulous to be able to walk, talk, play and just generally be, living daily in complete privacy, away from prying eyes.

It was amazing to have space so that we weren’t tripping over each other in every room.

It was fantastic to be able to enjoy the hot summer sunshine – even the storms were fun to watch!

It was just… our favourite place.

Here is a little snippet of how we spent our days…

 

It's the place where you can eat cold, juicy watermelon in the hot, bright sunshine...
It’s the place where you can eat cold, juicy watermelon in the hot, bright sunshine…

 

...and where you could sit and see the view for miles
…where you could see the view for miles

 

You could feast on the fresh fruit...
You could feast on the fresh fruit…

 

...picked straight from the trees in the garden...
…picked straight from the trees in the garden…

 

...and then go back for more.
…and then go back for more.

 

You could wallow in the sunshine...
You could wallow in the sunshine…

 

...or take shade in the apple trees...
…or take shade in the apple trees…

 

While some of us worked...
While some of us worked…

 

...the rest would play.
…the rest would play.

 

From picnics...
From picnics…

 

...at Lake Garda...
…at Lake Garda…

 

...to fun at the beach...
…to fun at the beach…

 

From chilling out and reading...
From chilling out and reading…

 

...to a game of frisbee with Daddy...
…to a game of frisbee with Daddy…

 

...but watch out!
…but watch out!

 

Fun in the park both alone...
Fun in the park both alone…

 

...or with most of your brothers and sisters...
…or with most of your brothers and sisters…

 

Spending time...
Spending time together…

 

...together...
…together…

 

...together...
…together…

 

...together...
…together…

 

...together!
…together!

 

Spending a few hours with two wonderful people. Not just the owners of this beautiful place...
Spending a few hours with two wonderful people. Not just the owners of this beautiful place…

 

...but now also our friends...
…but now also our friends.

 

One final look at the splendid view before we say goodbye.
And one final, wistful look at the splendid view before we say goodbye – until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “Home again, home again…

    1. When we heard them again for the first time when we returned we were so excited! 8.30pm on the dot, all the younger ones in bed and sitting outside listening to the bells in peace – perfect!

  1. Hi Tania would it please be possible for you to email me some information about the villa, prices and area ect. It looks and sounds great, we are looking for somewhere to go on holiday so I’d like to know about this place please if that’s ok. My email is sharlea36@yahoo.com. thank you Sharon x

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