Day Nine.. 

What a day today has been!!

Had next to no sleep last night as Lily was up most of the night in pain with her ear! Then when I looked in the mirror I noticed blisters had started to form on my very burnt shoulders! I’m so annoyed with myself because I literally went in the pool and got out 20 mins before heading back to the apartment so didn’t reapply any cream! Big mistake!! 

When we were all awake we walked up to the pool bar to ask where was the best place to go for a doctor! The lady described a place we had seen and off we went. The dr checked Lilys ear and conculded she has an ear infection.. so I paid the bill which was €135. Just as I’d paid Lily went drip white and fainted! The dr, myself and my sister carried her into the Drs room.. she came round and then fainted again! The doctor insisted on phoning an ambulance, he thought she was having some sort of heart attack!! So of course I panic and then I faint too!! What a pair! 

The ambulance arrived and well Lily kicked off like crazy! Not sure if she was a bit out of it from faining or she was showing her true colours! I was so weak after also fainting and it took my dad my mum and my sister to get her into the ambulance. On route the nurse was so lovely very reassuring and patient! Lily calmed down and accepted that she was going to go to hospital for some tests. 

-Lilys ambulance selfie-

We arrived at the hospital and despite the waiting room being so full we were taken straight into a side room. After a while the lady from the ambulance returned to take Lilys bloods.. again Lily wasn’t impressed about this but after being pinned down by myself and my dad the nurse managed to get a canular in! They took some blood and bandaged her canular up. We then were taken to a ward, where we had to wait for the results. 


We played tipping point, eye spy and watched YouTube to try keep Lilys mind at ease! She was hungry and bored! The vending machine offered a very strange variety of things and I think she was too worried to eat at the time despite not having eaten a thing all day! 


At around 5pm the blood results came back, all was fine! We could take her home! So I paid the bill.. which was over €850! I’m glad I brought my credit card!! 

I called into the chemist for the prescription and dad hailed a taxi, we went back to the apartment. 

My shoulders had completely blistered by the time we were home so after putting Lilys ear drops in i covered myself with an ice cold wet pillowcase in hope to rescue my poor shoulders! Lily then had to take a tablet, this is her first time! Lily being lily wasn’t going to make it easy and after about thirty minutes she finally swallowed it! 

My mum, Dad and nats all went out I wasn’t going out in the sun with my blisters! Me and the girls joined them after watching Emerdale which was around the same time that the sun went down.

We walked along the front and bought a few presents for the girls dads and friends. Then we went to the restaurant for some food. I ordered the same starter as always and pasta for my main.. the pasta wasn’t great but I’m very fussy with pasta! Everyone else said theirs was lovely so it must have just been me!

After dinner we walked to get an ice cream! The girls also bought a light up ball on a string. On the way home Daisy lost hers.. I tried catching it but failed. Lily was so kind and instantly gave her hers! 


When we got back to the apartment we had a drink on the balcony and then went to bed.. after putting more ear drops in Lilys ears and her having another tablet! 

This has been the most expensive day of the holiday so far! I’m so glad I have medical insurance so I can claim it all back once home! 

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Day Five.. 

Day five already!! So today we had a family breakfast on the balcony.. I had a chocolate dipped croissant not what I had asked for but it’s what my dad thought I’d like from the shop.. Daisy had a donut again not what I’d asked my dad for but never mind.. Lily also had the same as me. 

-Lily & Daisy at breakfast-

We creamed up and headed to the pool. 

Lily was driving my insane! Lily as much as I love her to pieces I could honestly leave her at home some days! Daisy was a bit tired not sure if her chronic lung disease is causing problems so she wanted to have a sleep. So I got out the pool to get her to sleep.. I left lily alone in the pool, now she is 8 years old and is a very good swimmer so I had no concerns that she was fine. The pool is also a private pool that we’ve literally had to ourselves all holiday! Anyway, she decides she’s going to play the ‘You love her more then me’ card! Which ok maybe I do treat Daisy a bit different she almost died several times and has ongoing health problems that make me appreciate my time spent with her a little differently but anyway.. lily starts huffing and puffing and complaining! So I take her out the pool and walk her back to the apartment. We discuss how she’s behaving like a spoilt brat and that me being outside the pool for ten minutes isn’t being unreasonable.. i should be ok to expect she can entertain herself for at least thirty minutes! But no, Lily disagrees. She’s hard work! She is very demanding. Very spoilt. Very all about me! Very not how I brought her up! So we have a chat, this is a regular thing for us and it’s done. ..Daisy never actually went to sleep in the end.

It’s now dinner time, so we all walk over to the shop to get a nice baguette and meat to eat. We stopped off in a few tat shops and all bought ankle bracelets. 

-Lunch or dinner-

We eat our dinner at the pool and then play in the pool.. I was the shark that was attacking the boats. The girls thought it was an ace game! 

Then it was time again to go get ready to go out! 


Tonight we went to the restaurant we had cocktails in a few nights ago that was on the front. I ordered a purple rain.. it was stunning! 

-Purple Rain-

Whilst I was enjoying my cocktail my dad rang my grandma back at home.. my grandad is currently in hospital and she’s by herself.. she told my dad about a guy knocking on her door to see if she wanted any gardening doing. She had said yes and let him in! He then tried charging her over £1000.. he was there a few hours!!!! She doesn’t have that kind of money, but gave him what she did have! My dad went crazy! My grandma got upset. My dads instinct was I’m coming home. Which is my dad all over, family is first and if someone isn’t doing well and they need support he’s the first there. I told him that he wasn’t to leave and he should ring his sister my auntie instead. Now she and my uncle are the complete opposite of my dad! They never help and never care unless it concerns them. I have argued with her in the past over how wrong she is to expect my dad to do everything.. so he rings her! Her reply was as expected.. I’m too busy!! Now she is with a man that has money, she works because she is bored at home twice a week which I believe is on a Thursday and a Friday .. she doesn’t have to! They don’t need the money. She goes to the gym every morning and has lunches with the girls. So how she can be too busy to go take care of her mum for the two weeks we’re away is beyond me!! My dad, and my mum, myself and sister all work full time jobs.. we all have taken unpaid leave from work to ensure she and my grandad are ok! Why the f*** can’t she! So back to the actual story.. my dad gets off the phone and is clearly upset. Firstly at the fact that he can’t do anything and secondly at the fact that my auntie is a selfish cow! I then suggest he rings our family friend who works for the police for some advice.. she suggests reporting it and offers to go see her! Yes a complete stranger to my grandma offers to go see her but my grandmas daughter is too busy for her!!… an hour or so passes and my dad recalls my grandma to suggest she goes to live in our house where we know she has our neighbours that would assist her completely and she’d be safe of course we are worried this guy is going to return.. but before he gets chance to my gran reveals my auntie has just been on the phone offering to come down tomorrow! Guess she felt guilty! My dad now feels a little more at ease, our police lady friend is calling by also tomorrow to check she is ok. 

We then went to the table for food!!! Me and my dad love sea food!! So we ordered a sea food sharer, it was nice but wasn’t amazing! 

Daisy was fast asleep by this time! After we had eaten.. and drank several more cocktails we headed home! 

Day Four..

Beach day today! 

Had breakfast at the pool bar then we walked down to the beach. 

We stopped off at a spar to get some drinks for the beach and bucket and spade for the girls. We bought a sheet from a ‘lucky lucky’ man.. I’ve seen them on Wish and wanted one for ages! He wanted €30 but managed to get him down to €12 which considering they’re £10 on Wish I didn’t think that was too bad. 

We set up on the beach and Daisy was in her element! Lily not so much as she’s not a fan of the sand but Daisy absolutely loved it! She was laid in it, rolling in it, jumping in it, covering herself in it.. literally going insane!

-My sand monster, Daisy-

Then we went for a dip in the sea, it was warm and clear! Daisy loved it! Lily again is not a fan and stood at the very edge of the water! Daisy was really surprised to see fish in the sea, I’m not sure where she thinks fish come from but she clearly didn’t think they came from the sea! After we saw the fish she no longer wanted to be in the sea and wanted to go play on the sand again. 

-Daisy this time in the sea-

We bought some melon from a guy selling fruit, I feel we were overcharged some what but he was a nice guy! The melon was so tasty!!

After a few hours sunbathing and watching the girls practise their gymnastics on the sand we decided to go get something to eat, so we packed up.. at this point I realised just how covered in sand Daisy was! It covered her head to toe! So this took a rather long rinse in the foot wash to sort out! 

-Gym practise-

We headed for Burger King, as it was the closest and fastest option! 

After our dinner we walked up the road to a bar to meet my mum and dad. On route we stopped off in a tat shop, where lily bought a jumpsuit beach cover up and Natalie bought a fan. By this point Daisy was fast asleep in her pram! We arrived st the bar and has a drink. Then we went back to the pool at the appartment to rinse off mainly I swam a few lengths and watched Lilys attempts to dive! She’s getting better!! 

When we had had enough at the pool we came back to the appartment. My dad took Lily to the pool bar they already had sleeping Daisy. I got a shower and decided that instead of doing something I would sit and read my book! Which I did for approximately 5 pages before getting up to put a wash on and tidy up. The girls and my parents arrived home and we sat on the balcony with some drinks. 

Later we had tea! We had tapas style food! It was delicious!! Tonight we were treated to entertainment provided by Lily & Daisy. They were both fantastic! There is nothing more perfect in this world than watching my girls dance and sing! Daisy gets a little shy but lily has such a passion to dance and to sing it’s simply magical! 

Day Three..

Had a lovely sleep in this morning! 

Then we went to the pool bar for breakfast, I had a ham and cheese toastie.. completely lost the plot in regards to mindful eating today.. 

Then we got our swim stuff on and went to the pool, the girls had fun playing and swimming. Lily was a little grumpy as usual think she could do with a friend that’s not her little sister! 

-Lily & Daisy enjoying an ice pop-

Why is it in England we have no sugar in things like this anymore! They tasted so good! Yet despite searching high and low for them in pretty much every English supermarket I’ve not been able to find any!  

After the pool we went to get changed for tea! 


We all are a little red tonight.. seems we may have required more sun cream! Oops! 

We went for a drink at the pool bar, where I discovered they sold Fanta lemon!! Which again tastes completely different abroad for some reason?! Then we wondered down towards the beach and stopped off in a gorgeous bar/restaurant the cocktails were stunning and the view was just as nice! 

Then we went to another restaurant for food, we had noticed they had a proper pizza oven and as we all love pizza and cam garauntee Daisy will actually eat it we went there. 

WOW!! This place was amazing! I got bruesetta for starters, then pizza for main obviously it was beautiful! Hands down the best pizza I’ve had! Daisy also got a pizza, which arrived shaped like a heart Daisy loved this touch! Lily choose ribs, from the adult menu.. they were huge! They both tucked in but couldn’t finish as their meals were simply enormous! I shared some sangria with Nats and then we left. 

We called at McDonalds like you do for a mcflurry on the way home. 


The girls were exhausted and fell straight to sleep! 

Day Two..

After the kids arguing about where their feet were going in the bed and messing about with the sheets they finally fell asleep! 

We had toast for breakfast on the balcony.

We went for a wonder around, found loads of bars and tat shops I have a tat shop weakness. We stopped off at a bar for a drink, before heading to the supermarket for some supplies! 

Daisy & Lynda (my mum)-

After we dropped of the shopping at the appartment we went to the pool bar for dinner! I ordered a salad as I’m trying not to go crazy and regain all the weight ive lost recently! 

Ham salad, yum!

When we had finished we all went pool inflatable shopping! Daisy choose a pink ring and a pool noodle, Lily choose a sofa lilo and I just got a normal lilo for myself! We then went to the pool. 

-Lily & Daisy-

We all had fun in the pool, the girls were jumping in and enjoying themselves on their inflatables.. Lily made a Spanish friend. She spoke English so they could communicate, I do find it so wrong and sad that children in Britain aren’t taught other languages from an early age! 

-Lily & Daisy at the pool-

After the pool it was time to go get showered and changed! Daisy fell asleep and woke up in a very very grumpy mood! We walked to the pool bar for a drink whilst we waited for Natalie (my sister) to get ready.. she always seems to take forever!! Daisy sulked and sat on my knee the entire time we were there. 

Then we had a walk down to the bar we had visited during the day, for tea! We ordered sangria to drink and I had squid.. again. Lily had a burger and Daisy ordered the only thing she wanted.. bread! 


The girls had pudding and we left. I think we will revisit this restaurant as the food was very nice! 

Back to the apartment for one last drink before bed. 

Day One..

Up at 3am to ensure we were all ready for the taxi picking us up at 4.. That hour went so fast! I ended up running out the house forgetting my purse! 

Luckily I realised and could nip back in for it! 

We arrived at the airport, straight to check in! Failed the self serve so ended up waiting in line to do it the old fashioned way! 

Then we went to Witherspoons for breakfast! It was so busy!! 
2 slices of toast and 1 bottle of prosecco later I was a little on my way to bring drunk! I didn’t drink the entire bottle I shared it with my sister! 

-Pre Flight Drinks-


As my toast arrived we were called for boarding an hour before we were due to take of so we didn’t rush! The girls got a magazine and I bought some food! Then we went to gate, was literally the last on! Oops!

-Lily & Daisy ready to board!-

 

Took my special drops rescue 

As the food and drink came round I thought as I was a little anxious and well I was already half cut I’d get myself 2 bottles of cava.. why not! 

-Tenerife.. at least I think-

We arrived on time, collected the bags and went to the transport bus.. where we waited for over an hour!! This is why when I book holidays I book private transport. My mum booked our holiday as I’m away with the parents. 

We then arrived at the apartment and unpacked. The parents went shopping whilst I got the girls ready for our first trip to the pool.  

The pool is lovely, nice size and as the pool runs from one end to the other it seems fairly quiet, we shall see tomorrow if that is actually the case! 

-Lily & Daisy at the pool-


After the girls had played and we’d had a drink we decided to head back to get ready for going out for tea!

-Lily & Daisy-

We walked down to the front and choose a bar overlooking the sea for a drink. We then walked further along until we came across a tapas bar. The man serving us made a fuss of Daisy! We ordered tapas and the kids ordered kids meals. The food was nice, Daisy ate her entire pizza which was huge! Daisy doesn’t usually eat as she’s very hit and miss when it comes to food but tonight she well and turkey tucked in! 


After the meal we walked back to the apartment and enjoyed a drink on the balcony. 

Our first day has been lovely! Looking forward to a full day around the pool tomorrow!! 

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