Well, I don't know when I'll next be making or posting pics of any soaps/disasters.... I went to Portugal for a week with my sister & a friend of hers. What a week! I'm absolutely knackered.
Here we go:
I got accosted by a Brazilian nutter at Gatwick airport before I'd even left the UK; the windscreen wiper flew off the hire car before we'd left the airport; I took the girls to the lovely old town of Loulé to show them around - and forgot the place shuts on a Saturday afternoon; we had 3 days & nights of the most horrendous thunderstorms so had no sleep; on the 4th day we decided to mooch around the shops because the weather was lousy and came home to find my beautiful house had been burgled :-( The scumbags kicked the door in and stole quite a lot of stuff - including my camera (complete with all my soap pics, boo hoo). I then dealt with the Portuguese police (who were wonderful by the way despite the dreadful press they've had lately) on my own - had to translate and make sure my sis & friend knew what was going on as they were both pretty freaked out by it all; spent almost 5 hours in the police station getting the right police reports for the insurance - good job I speak the language or we'd have come home with reports that were wrong and wouldn't have been able to claim anything from the insurance; arranged to have the doors repaired and secured; went to renew the hire car for a couple of extra days and watched some woman being arrested for attacking an airport worker 'cos she'd missed her flight.........on the whole it was a very weird experience!
Good things to come out of it:
1 The scumbags weren't in the house when we got home. It could have been so much worse
2 I now know I can deal with an emergency in Portuguese if I have to!
3 I didn't go to pieces even though the thing I'd dreaded the most had happened.
Anybody want to go on hols with me? Hah! I doubt it very much.