A belated Happy New Year from Sybil’s Big Adventure.
Following our Christmas spent at the campsite at Cabanas de Tavira, we set off to Albufeira to welcome the new year in style at The Eden Resort. We booked the all-inclusive 3 night break a couple of weeks ago as an end-of-year treat and we weren’t disappointed. The resort was lovely, set out like a village around a clubhouse, numerous swimming pools and a lake.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom (!) apartment which was really comfy. We also had a full kitchen, dining/living room, satellite tv and an outside patio/garden area. Watching the telly whilst sprawling on a sofa each was a real luxury after months of limited space van living with no tv! The food & drink was tasty and plentiful although a bit of a scrum in the dining room at times!
It was really wet on New Year’s Eve so rather than go into Albufeira for the beach party, we partied at the resort & watched the fireworks at midnight without getting soaked. I have now discovered that white wine, Jagermeister, cider & champagne are not a good mix even when drunk over the course of a couple of hours and I haven’t touched a drop since!
New Years Day was spent in the finest of traditions – in pyjamas watching music tv & movies.
Returning to reality, we’re back at Cabanas and still debating whether to stay on the campsite for another month or to risk the weather and move on. We’re getting ship-shape and doing all those odd-jobs in the van that need sorting. I’ve had my new sewing machine out & have made myself a denim skirt – it was actually supposed to be shorts but I got distracted!
One of my resolutions for 2014 is to conquer my fear of heights – perhaps then I’d be able to “enjoy” this new tourist attraction in the French Alps: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/dec/19/glass-skywalk-french-alps-pictures-chamonix
Here’s to a healthy, wealthy & happy 2014 xxx