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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



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


Woven flowers.



Candles of every colour.


Colourful fabrics


Fruit & Veg


A very pretty flower


Surfboard selection


Lima Dreaming Count Down…………only 18 days to go now

If you by chance follow my Instagram account you will know that I have been counting down daily for quite awhile now!! Each day I post a photo of my past trips and now I am down to day 18, I am so excited.

These are some of my favourites images so far…………

My favourite as we always have Bellini’s on balcony


The King of Peru enjoying his boards and a beer

luis on balcony

Me in my gorgeous Charo Ruiz Ibiza skirt & views from the balcony

blue skirt flat

The King  of Peru in his Office

luis with boars

Our gorgeous flat and my “hat collection”

flat and hats

Crab Ceviche caught in front of the flat and eaten behind it!

crab ceviche

The Surf Boards


Dedalo in Barranco  my favourite store

dadalo lima

The local Indian Market in Lima its amazing


Lima Dreaming……..31 days and counting………

I have been counting down the days to my Lima trip and I have been celebrating by posting a photo on Instagram every day. The photos are all very special as each one is a treasured memory no matter how unimportant they mean seem.

As it is very windy and wet today I thought I might share some of these photos with you.

This is one of my favourites as I love to celebrate my arrival in Lima with a Bellini! This one is from last year taken on the balcony, we already have plans for this years!!


This one is me enjoying the amazing view from our roof top.

me on balcont

There is always time for Crab Ceviche and a Cusqueno in the our local fish restaurant.

crab ceviche


Surfing plays a huge part in our daily life, this is the King of Peru off to his office for the day!!

luis board

You can never have too many boards||


I even had a go myself!! (it was a very brave effort from me!!)

surfer girl

I do love the food in Peru especially Lomo Saltado (so yummy) and piccarones (very yummy) Asado and potato puree also scores very high!!

Lomo combo

I feel very blessed to call this place “Home sweet home”, I fell in love with it  whilst it was still being built, I just knew it was the place for us.





For Him James Perse Boy Toys | Gifts for Him | James Perse |

James Perse certainly know how to make beautiful toys that the boys will love! Everything is so beautifully made that having them around the house would be a pleasure, a work of art when not in use.

All are available from www.jamesperse.co.uk

James Perse Surfboard in white or black

james perse surfboards

james purse black

James Perse Skateboard

james perse skateboards

James Perse Pool Table

james perse pool table

James Perse Ping Pong Table

james perse ping

James Perse Beach Cruiser

james perse beach cruiser

Hola Peru 5th Instalment | Holiday in Peru | Travel to South America |

Today has been a very chilled day after an early morning walk it was a few hours on the beach, heaven! The day seems to have been dominated by surfboards, this isn’t unusual I suppose in a surfing community but as you will see from the photos there were a lot!!

On our early morning walk we stopped for a juice and as you will see the promenade outside is covered in mosaic surfboards, very pretty in the sunshine. I also spotted some gorgeous flowers, one of them is the colour of bubblegum and smells like it, so pretty.

At home this board always makes me smile, it is in a corner of the patio (unless being used) and the colour is just sunshine.

After we had been for food today, which incidentally was yummy, rice, beans, fried egg, fried banana and steak, it was off to a surf shop. The things that caught my eye where the brightly coloured boards, that is how I would chose a board!! I particular loved the blue & green being held below, I think someone else loves it too, a new addition to the family I think!!!

Surfboards on the promanade


Pretty Pink Flowers

pink flowers

This one smells of bubblegum, amazing


Yellow surfboard on the patio

another toy

A surfer! pictured in Punta Surf Shop, Punta Hermosa


Chose a board by the colour!!


The new addition to the family, gorgeous colours!


Hola from Peru 3rd Installment | Travel to Peru | Holidays in South America |

I have been here nearly a week now and it has gone in a flash. I am just beginning to feel very chilled and today has been perfect for that.

The early morning walk was shrouded in mist and the day has continued that way. It is warm sticky & grey as you can see from the photographs.

Today we had a cuba libre or two on the balcony, delicious as always, made by the King of Peru and we watched life go by. Then we enjoyed some excellent fish from a small restaurant only metres away, you know the fish is fresh as you see the owner out in his fishing boat each day.

As it has been such a grey day I have been looking for some colour to photograph and I managed to find a little.

Our early morning walk with everything shrouded in mist, the only colour being the sign for Caballeros Beach which is right next to our beach Senoritas.


Even though it is grey it never stops the life on the beach, especially at weekends.

beach life

I love this menu board which we picked up in Lima and some of the dishes mentioned are delicious but thankfully I can get them in restaurant. The menu just looks great on the wall.


After nipping to a very well stocked bodega for supplies we were ready for Cuba Libres on the balcony where we watched the world go by.

drinks on balcony

Life wouldn’t be the same here without a surfboard lying about, obviously not mine! I love the colour and the smell of the wax though, does that make me a surfer?


wax copy

It is always nice when you forget what you have then rediscover a treasure, these Sergio Rossi orange sandals are my treasure!

sergio rossi

For Him James Perse Surfboard |Gifts for Him| Black & White Surfboard|

If you are stuck for present ideas for the man in your life, then what about this? It was spotted in the window of James Perse on Westbourne Grove in London, it was certainly love at first sight for the King of Peru and I have to admit it looks very pretty.

You never know the sight of the surfboard may inspire them to take you and the board on a far flung holiday where there are plenty of waves!!

James Perse Sufboard here 

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