Easter was a very busy time for us all at our casa rural in Gandía, with a completely full house over the Easter weekend itself. Visitors returned from last year, as well as many new ones visiting us for the first time. The weather had been forecast to be damp and cool, but in the end only a little rain fell over the holiday period, and mostly the weather was fine and warm – always good for our guests on their holidays!
Tony, Trudy and their children Harvey, Monty and Queenie visited us for just over a week, and chose to stay in our self-catering apartment. Tony and Trudy had visited the area last year with a possible view to purchasing a holiday property and wanted to return this time with their children to give them the opportunity to see the region also. The self-catering apartment was the ideal option for them, and allowed them much more flexibility – they enjoyed the sense of independence and privacy that the apartment allows, but at the same time they joined us for most of their evening meals – and even for some breakfasts too! They wanted the advantages of the apartment, but quite understandably Trudy wanted to feel that she had had a break from cooking for the family too!
They had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their time with us. They also made good friends with a Dutch family who were here at the same time and who had a son of a similar age to Queenie, so all the children were happy to play around the pool and gardens together. They were also great animal lovers, so made firm friends with our three dogs Lola, Aurora and Sandy, and often came on walks to the park with us and the dogs.
They all loved the area and visited the beach as well as seeing many nearby towns and villages on various day trips. Although property viewing was not on the agenda this time – this was to see if the children liked this part of Spain also – they certainly felt that they could come back again soon with the purpose of looking for a holiday home more seriously. They had a great time staying with us, and we most definitely enjoyed their visit also, so we hope to see them again in the near future.
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