A couple of years ago, I sat in a roadside truckers cafe near Fuengirola, having a coffee with a wee Scottish lady. We only shared about half an hour of our time as we both had to rush off to other places.

However, there was such a passionate exchange of love for life in Spain, Spanish food and Spanish drinks that this short meeting something embedded itself in my memory.

Despite regular communication over the years that followed, we never actually met up again. Until last month … and wow was it worth the wait!

Last month I had the pleasure of sharing a fabulous weekend (sin niños y sin hubby), with my good friend Lynsey Drake (aka @lynzinthesun) from La Rosilla , in the luxurious company of the wonderful Anne manson (aka @cookinginspain) in her sanctuary of a home and the amazing Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen in Vejer.

Having escaped, as planned, from my Halloween obligations at the village school, I swiftly cleared my desk at the CCB Spain office and by early afternoon on the Friday, packed up with goodies, was in my car and happily heading South. With @lynsinthesun in the passenger seat, I had constant company and narration for the journey (you know we love you Lynz!).

The Southern Spanish coastline, clear blue skies and sunshine, along with the glistening Mediterranean sea, accompanied us on our journey as we tweeted our escapade to the hashtag #escapetovejer. (If you use twitter, enter #escapetovejer and you can relive our journey).

A quick coffee stop in our favourite bar in Tarifa resulted in my ears getting a two minute rest (as Lynz drank her coffee) and my feet getting a soaking ….

Big Waves in Tarifa … YouTube

Recharged and raring to go, we continued the rest of the drive to Vejer. The sight that greeted us on arrival at Annie’s house was unforgettable…

The following forty eight hours were a continuous flow of fabulous food, quality wine, sherry sampling, cocktail sipping, fun, friendship and laughter and, of course, the beautiful Spanish autumnal weather and the naturally beautiful and relaxing surroundings of Vejer.

I could ramble on for pages about our adventure, however  I have decided to invite you to view some of the many photographs that we took. After all, pictures speak louder (and often more accurately) than words…

You can view the album on Flickr HERE

Needless to say we will be returning to Vejer next year with view to furthering our culinary skills amongst other things.

We are also planning another #escapeto ….. any suggestions?



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