Category Archives: Mini Adventures

A Canadian adventure on Vancouver Island……

This is my third visit to the island and this time it is to help move house! Why would anyone want to move out of Oak Bay people may ask but it is to somewhere not far away and very pretty.

Apart from getting ready for the move there have been trips to parks, beaches, playgroups and shops of course,  although this trip isn’t about me!

This is the journey so far!

Beacon Hill Park (pretty trees and turtles)

A view from my bedroom window (deer are normal)

Willows beach at the bottom of the road

House boat at Fishermans Wharf

A sea lion approaching the pushchair

 

Lima Dreaming……..another day in paradise………

The wifi has been a bit of a problem this trip but not so much that I am worried. I have more time to do absolutely nothing. The week days at the beach are perfect it really is a case of get up have breakfast (use the wifi) go to the beach and then sleep. I must admit the tan is coming along just nicely!.

Yesterday we ventured to Lurin market about 15 minutes drive away just for a look, we certainly didn’t buy anything useful but the photos are good.

The end of the day is surfing time for the King of Peru apparently it is his office.

Peppers in the market

Yummy Nuts

Everything is colourfully packaged you want to buy it even if you don’t need it

Soap powder

Bags of Rice

Shopping Bags hanging

The flowers are always wonderful

The King of Peru off to his office (he is the one in front)

The light just before sunset

And sunset the last shot of the sun before it vanished

 

 

A Lima dreaming sunset that I have to share………

It is not often that I manage to take a decent photo so yesterday as the King of Peru and I sat on the balcony looking at a spectacular sunset I decided to dust off the Nikon. I haven’t used the camera in a very long time so I was more than a little surprised when I managed to produce this little number. Thank you Nikon

Sunset at Caballeros beach in Punta Hermosa

Lima Dreaming with a breakfast Bellini and an oceanview………

Finally I am in Lima and it is wonderful (despite the usual wifi problems) and I will be sharing all of my adventures with you. Every year we have a bellini for breakfast which we drink on the balcony whilst looking at the ocean (blessed)

Lima Dreaming countdown it’s 8 days and it’s all about beach life………….

The excitement is growing as I am in single digits only 8 days to go! I am looking forward to swapping my wonderful British pallor for gorgeous sun tanned limbs. The thought of wearing my shorts and sandals are keeping me awake as I think of all the outfit combinations, (there are many pairs of shorts and sandals) really sad I know.

Here are a few more images of things that play a huge part in our beach life. The surfboards belong to the King of Peru I would rather have a beach towel and a bikini!

Zara shorts and Sergio Rossi sandals (We have Zara in Lima)

A small selection of the surfboards on the patio

A view of the giant whale (or islands) just offshore

Taxi rank outside the market in Punta Hermosa.

Zara shorts and Valentino sandals (I do love orange)

The King of Peru in his office

 

 

Lima Dreaming Countdown 11 Days To Beachlife…………

The excitement is building with only eleven days to go!! When we are in Peru we always split out time, its weekends in Lima and weekdays at the beach. I know my clothes will be in the wardrobe waiting for me, the beach, the food, the walks the view it is all amazing. It is time just spent chilling on the beach whilst the King of Peru surfs (I may give it go again) or walking along the coast for Piccarones (a bit like donuts but way better) or doing nothing at all.

These are some of the things I am l looking forward to at the beach.

My Charo Ruiz Ibiza skirt (love the colour)

Sergio Rossi sandals (tanned legs and orange sandals)

Hats (I do love my sun hats)

Sitting on the beach (me taken through a zoom lens)

King of Peru preparing a board

The King of Peru off for a surf.

Crab Claw Ceviche at Marcelo’s beach restaurant

You can buy anything on the beach

 

 

 

Lima Dreaming Countdown 15 days to go …………

Look at what is waiting for me,! I am very lucky that I have so many clothes and shoes waiting for me in Peru. It is a pleasure to wear them again year after year and I always have a surprise or two (I do forget what I leave behind!)

Juliet Dunn Dress & Heidi Klein Hat

Sophie Webster Sandals

Charo Ruiz Skirt, Heidi Klein Bikini & Bracelet

Line & Dot Dress (love the colour) Valentino Rockstud Sandals (never leave them behind)

 

Lima Dreaming Countdown 18 days to go ….bellini’s on the balcony

Not that I am counting!

Bellini on the balcony, juices in the markets, a cold beer at the beach……it is thirsty work!

The best vanilla milkshake ever from La Tiendecita Blanca in Miraflores

A cold beer when its needed.

Cocktails in Hotel B Barranco

A melon juice in the local market at Punta Hermosa

A very cold gin & tonic on the balcony at Hotel B on a very hot day

Pisco Sours for three, the King of Peru, Pochita and I

 

 

 

My Lima Dreaming countdown it is a colourful market day…………………

Not very long to our annual trip to Lima now and I am so excited!  Peru is full of colour where ever you look from the blue skies to amazing flowers but the local markets are also full of treasures.

Beautiful baskets in the Indian Market Miraflores Lima

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Woven flowers.

 

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Candles of every colour.

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Colourful fabrics

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Fruit & Veg

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A very pretty flower

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Surfboard selection

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