I think this is the longest I've been absent from blogging - with all due respect for those really committed, super-dedicated bloggers that update every day, when I go on holiday, I disconnect fully. Plus, the hotel's wi-fi might have been the only thing about this holiday that wasn't completely and utterly perfect.
When booking a low-cost holiday, you expect, well, everything but a week of pure luxury. But I have to say, Costa Brava's hotel rating system is beyond my understanding. If my Spanish were better, I'd start a local petition to add another star to the place where we spent last week, the Windsor Hotel in Tossa De Mar - ONE star does not do this place justice! The rooms were beautiful and super-clean, not to mention the gorgeous pool view. The breakfast? Turns out my worries about a lack of vegan options was completely unfounded: with the abundance of fresh fruit, toast, jam, coffee and juice, every morning was a deluxe feast (frankly, my first morning back, my Fruit & Fibre cereal with almond milk and bananas looked a bit bland).
Tossa De Mar is a tiny seaside town on the Costa Brava that boasts turquoise seas, wonderful beaches and cute restaurants, plus the very photo-inviting views from the beautiful castle. The week flew by in a haze of glittering sea water, yummy veggie paella and Mojitos on the beach. For the first time in years, I did nothing except lay on the beach, swim, sleep and eat (and I tried something new for the first time: snorkeling! Lovely, even if I lost my favourite pair of earrings in the sea, a good excuse to buy a new pair!) And it was totally and completely fantastic.