Sunday, 23 September 2012

Fuerteventura - What a fab holiday?

Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of recent posts/blogs. This was due to the fact that I was out of the country on a well earned, well deserved sun holiday! It has been a very hectic and somewhat stressful (at times) year and due to the weather in Ireland being very wet, wet and wet, it was decided that a September SUN holiday was the order of the day and just what the doctor or in this case the nurse ordered!

What can I say about Fuerteventura? It is an amazing place! The weather was equally amazing which for this time of year was a shocker. The temperatures were reaching 35 degrees during the day and there were nights when the temperatures were still 30 degrees :-)

It was decided very early on that the holiday would be a very relaxing and chilled one - sun loungers and pool :-) We also decided that we were NOT going to do the whole English restaurant fish and chips thing but dine out in the finest restaurants and eat fresh fish (I don't eat that much fish as I am not a huge fan but did have Calamari!) and eat what the locals ate! This also extended to the wine and the sangria!

We did stick to this but to my surprise we ended up in an Irish Bar on the first night and we never looked back! Now we had been guided to what was described as an amazing rock bar and on the way I spotted McCarthy's Irish Bar and suggested that we have ONE drink for the road before we headed into the rock bar! We did exactly what we intended to do and left but we soon returned and we were so glad that we did.

Why do Irish people always congregate to the Irish Bars?? It's for the craic agus ceoil. McCarthy's Bar is an amazing bar and funnily enough we discovered soon after we returned that the musician was from Offaly and the owner of the bar was from Sligo - you couldn't make this up so, enough said! Also, I have NEVER tasted such amazing Baby Guinness as I did in McCarthy's Bar! This of course being followed by sangria!

Another reason to stay in this bar was the entertainment, Mr Damian Farrell - an amazing singer/songwriter from Offaly. He will make it big one day and he deserves to. Not only does he cover some amazing songs but he has penned some fabulous songs of his own. Watch this space.......

Of course there was also another fab Irish Bar for after hours drinks - Paddy's Bar! There is a theme forming here - the Irish stayed with the Irish and went to the Irish Bars but we had an amazing time and we did manage to get in a few of the other cocktail bars as well but we found the craic to be much better in these 2 Irish Bars.

If you ever decide to visit Fuerteventura and you should make sure you visit these 2 Irish Bars and tell them Claudia sent ya! Also, if you are lucky you will get to hear Damian Farrell sing. Sadly the holiday is now over and it is back to reality BUT there is a return trip planned for the not so distant future :-)

After an amazing trip I am also thinking that the Claudia McGloin Clinic could relocate there or at the very least I could do some sessional work there :-) I can just see it now - the clinic operating on the beach near the cocktail bar :-)

Me with the very talented Damian Farrell

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