"The Reef" ..... here we come !!!!

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Hola !!! 

I mentioned in a previous blog that we were thinking of buying a little place "far far away" ...... wellllll - it's happening ..... gulp !!!!! 

Oddly enough we had always thought if we were to buy a holiday home, it would be a modest little place in France - which we both love ..... but in the end, for all sorts of reasons, we decided on a quiet wee spot in - wait for it - Tenerife .... which has somehow morphed into being called "The Reef" in this household :)

I guess the ease of "lock up and go", winter sunshine and golf - which 'Himself' is a tad fanatical about ..... all led us to this little place.

But I think the massive attraction for us is the proximity to the Ocean ......  twinkly water, white sail boats, endless horizons, rugged coastlines - all of this is our idea of a little bit of heaven !!

It's a tad breezy where we will be - which I personally love ........ the "pure" Atlantic air fills your lungs and we always come back feeling so healthy - if a bit weather beaten and windswept looking !!! Thankfully I ditched the high maintenance 'groomed' look many years ago :)

There isn't a beach which is why it is so much quieter than the big resorts ...... but the coastal walks are quite stunning .... miles and miles in each direction ..... quite rugged in places - reminiscent of our famous Antrim coast here !!

This little rocky Cove is just a short walk away - many a tranquil afternoon we have spent here with our books and a picnic .... utterly peaceful .... sheer bliss ......

There is a beautiful Marina close by ...

 

Where there is a lovely little Spanish bar where one can quaff ice cold "Sammy Magills"  - aka San Miguels :) while watching all nationalities working at their boats .....

Oh and did I mention the word 'Golf' ...cough cough - this is the view from our balcony ..... "Himself" thinks he's died and gone to heaven :)

I'm not a golfer btw but I enjoy the ambience and outlook - there's actually something very soothing about the distant schwack of a golf shot ........

What we also love is that there are lots of great little Spanish towns close by where the fish restaurants are second to none. Wind surfers and kite surfers abound - mojito's at dusk are a must in the surfers bar in El Medano as the sun dips in the red sky !!

I suspect I will have a lot of fun writing an Itinerary and photographing our favourite places :)

The apartment itself is very modest. Ok then, it's TINY - I reckon you could prepare a meal in the little kitchen without moving !! But perfectly adequate for two - and anyways, I suspect the only cooking being done will be crisp salads and freshly baked crusty breads ......

As you can imagine, I have been having a little bit of fun gathering up some verrrrry nice accessories. We will be buying big items like sofas and beds out there - but I'll be shipping a few rather large boxes of accessories ..... my 'stash' is growing nicely ....

There has to be a little bit of vintage denim methinks ....

.....and a few stripes needless to say ......

And some twinkly lights as we relax on the balcony watching the sun go down ....

And some gorgeous soft cotton rugs ...

....that can be thrown in the wash ...

 

And this fab tripod lamp is a must I think - both it and the navy striped rug are "just in" to our shop btw ....

The girl is having fun :) .....

All of the items above are available in our shop.

I promise I shall be sharing 'before and after' pix with you at some stage.

It looks like I shall be heading over in late August to sign on the dotted line - at which time, our Spanish lawyer will escort me to the nearest police station - ahem !!! ....... I guess they want to give me the "once over" and ensure that I'm not a drug dealer or money launderer or some such thing before granting me Foreign Resident status :)

As the saying goes ....

 

Hasta La Vista Mis Amigos

 

Marie x