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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Visiting Relatives

Last week, I spent a few days in my hometown of Gibraltar so that we could see my parents again and have a catch-up!

YES... we are at the very top!
Unfortunately, the weather was not as good as last year, but it was good to see that the cheeky monkeys are still up to trouble...

This one snatched the bottle out of this girl's hand, then was thwarted when he could not open it!

The monkeys (or Barbary apes as I always knew them growing up) lives are very special in Gibraltar.

It's always a treat to see them running free, looking after their young, and sauntering past you out in the open.

HELP! We're trapped!
We also got a chance to see St Michael's Caves, where I had a soup that tasted just like my grandmother used to make it!
St Michael's Caves
It was fantastic to go back home and the weather was beautiful on the first day. I love watching the fish leap out of the water in Camp Bay. My youngest thought they wanted to eat her!

Anyway, I managed to get lots more information for my next novel... with so much to consider, I wonder if I'll ever get it done?

Either way, I am now volunteering at the local library and Foodbank, and have a lunchtime job at my children's school - it's nice to be needed! I am trying to write, but am finding it hard to stay motivated and focused. Perhaps, I am "burnt out" or suffering from writers block! Being an indie author takes its toll eventually...

Thank you for reading, enjoy the pictures, and keep smiling!



I did manage to publish another eBook on the 31st - EMILY is now live!


  1. Lovely to go home, Vanessa. Bet those monkeys know more than a trick or two! I'd love to go to Gibralter! Good luck with the jobs and the writing! Mine is going nowhere fast either! Congratulations on Emily though!

  2. The plot thickens, Val! My parents told me the monkeys caused havoc in a neighbour's patio the other day! They are taking over......

  3. Lovely pics, V! What a cool place to come from :)