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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

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Another week has passed in a haze of sunshine and sea at the beach. I can report that tan is building nicely although it is very hot and the sun protection is high.

We start our days with fried eggs and a delicious juice inĀ the local market, for me it is always melon, they taste like nectar.

After that is usually a few hours on the beach and later maybe sometimeĀ in the pool. I haven’t ventured into the surf yet but I will this week unlike the King of Peru who surfs everyday.

The days are very lazy at the beach but on Friday we always head back into Lima for the weekend to escape the crazy crowds that head to the beaches.

Life in Lima is more hectic with lots of walks and cocktails to help with the heat!!

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Today has been interesting we seem to have been to so many places and still had time to go for a gorgeous walk.

This morning started with a search for a bikini boutique in Conquistador, an area of San Isidro, Lima, very nice. Lots of shops for bikinis and accessories, just the kind of thing I like to look at. The boutique is Peuque Peru and the bikinis are designed by a Argentinian, the colours are gorgeous.

I actually ended up buying an orange hat which I am wearing in the photo below and some factor 6 sun tan lotion which smells of coconut. Enough of the factor 15 I just want a great tan NOW. The hat reminded me of a Missoni hat I spotted on the internet last night but thankfully without the price tag.

After that it was off to Miraflores and my favourite place La Tiendecita Blanca for Lomo Saltado and a raspberry bellini, both were delicious as expected.

Then it was a trip to Dedalo one of my favourite shops in Barranco I had wanted to go back and check a necklace which turned out to be a disappointment but something else caught my eye. I will share this piece with you tomorrow as the I want to show the colour at it’s best which is in daylight. The camera flash is just making it look ordinary!

We did pick up some notebooks in very traditional Peruvian colours so I will be writing my blogging notes in style. Then its was melon juice in the very pretty courtyard cafe, the juice tasted like no melon ever will taste at home.

I spotted a pink bag in there with tassels and if it had been leather it would have been amazing but it wasn’t and it spoilt the effect for me.

Then it was a journey back home to the beach and as it was such a warm day we went for a walk along the coast. We had a very nice little snack whilst on our travels, Picarones, which are basically fried donuts in fig syrup and they are delicious. On the way back home it was sunset time, and it was a very pretty sunset.

Me in my new orange hat drinking a raspberry bellini

me & hat 1

Raspberry Bellini, so refreshing


Lomo Saltado


New notebooks Peruvian style


Juices and cupcakes in the courtyard at Dedalo


If this bag was leather it would be amazing, disappointed.

pink bag

Picarones frying in oil

pics frying

Hot and ready to eat in fig syrup


Teamed with Inca Kola delicious

pics and ink

Sunset time.