Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Weekend in Tarifa

We just had such a great weekend I can't wait to tell you all about it.

We rented a farmhouse or cortijo with another family and spent the weekend chilling out and eating and enjoying this most marvellous house.

Everything was very old and beautiful( it even had old family photos ) it felt like the owners had just popped out for a while. The sleeping accommodation was in two separate wings with their own bathrooms so it was ideal for two families to share.

We love to barbecue so that took care of the eating arrangements...men fiddling about with the fire and women making salads...usual barbecue arrangements at our house!

The kids were able to run free, it was like the Famous Five, they even adopted the dog from the farm next door.

The boys found some bamboo canes and bits of broken perspex that they made spears out of ( terribly un-PC ...sorry). Then they found bits of wood to whittle with their pen knives...

Remarkably we didn't even have to visit the local A&E once!

The farmer warned them not to go in the fields with the vacas bravas - fierce cows, and now I find my digital camera has been filled up with pictures of fierce cows taken by 5 curious children.

Hopefully they were on the other side of the fence when they took this !

I'm off to catch up on some washing...

love Louise x


  1. Perfect family vacation with other. Just like we do over here. Looks like a very fun place. Off to figure out just where Tarifa is. Being an ex-Travel agent, I know I should know that, but don't. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us all.


  2. Looks fantastic!!! Glad you had a great time!!

  3. Bliss, so glad you had a lovely time!

  4. Beautiful break! Love the photos it looks a lovely place to have a rest.
    Weather looked beautiful too which makes a lot of difference.
    Did you take your crocheting? Silly question....
    Love Suex