Solmonte Apartments - Praia Da Rocha
Yep, going away yet again!
I may not go away next year at all as it is wearing me out.
The cab will be here soon. Then will get the coach and be on my way to the airport.
Getting nervous and feel sick and am still ill. I hope my ears nose and throat do not blow up on the plane. Sinusitis is not nice!
Made a nice packed lunch, the food at the airport is not all that tbh. The good stuff is expensive (burger king) and you just end up feeling bloated and nasty. I would rather have something light so just have a baguette and have a coffee ordered for the flight and I'm taking some coconut cake with me - out of character but hey, cake and coffee on the plane why not!
Take care all.
Off I go! (again)
Sunday 14th October.
Arrived safely, room was not ready so I had to wait nearly two hours. I popped out to the Spar and bought some chicken and some bacon and a few other bits so I had something to eat later on.
Unfortunately I couldnt cook anything as the cooker rings did not work and the kitchen electrics went BANG so I just had a few snacks.
Read a load of horrible lies someone had written about me on another site, a site I go in about once a week and not even that and cannot even post on to defend myself as I have no account.
Went to bed rather fed up although my friends in Jib did cheer me up somewhat.
Monday 14th October
Woke up very miserable. The hotel has many issues. Weather not great either, Found my forum and chatroom totally messed up and unusable. I had to get it sorted, fortunately managed to get the site back up and running properly again. It did upset me that it was down and I had to fix it whilst feeling so mentally ill and down.
Food I did buy from the spar (chicken, bacon) had to be thrown away as it was off due to the electric being off all night and the fridge not being on.
I bought a fry up I had downstairs in the bar which was ok. I think its unfair they charged me for coffee and breakfast considering I was not able to cook anything and my food needed to be thrown away due to the electrics being off.
I was promised another room, waited all day and all night but when I spoke to them they said 'the lights have been fixed now' I had not made any complaints about the lights whatsover. It was clear they had no intention of doing anything about the kitchen or moving me to anywhere safer.
I went to the beach and recorded a clip, came home and then had a nap as I am still suffering with this cold.
I was told that one of the trolls from the other chatroom I have been abused in left a message saying 'we all want you to die' in my guest room. A couple of my friends thought it was awful but I am so used to it I didnt much care. I am not even going to judge them as they obviously have mental health issues and as a fellow sufferer I reckon they have their own inner demons to deal with. It was probably my ex anyway which makes me feel sad as we broke up a year ago and I was hoping he could move on and try to find some kind of peace and tolerable existence from his very sad tragic and unhappy life with his mother. Bitchy? yep, I never ever said I wasn't.
I had a few drinks in the evening and chatted to my friends online, we played silly games and everyone in the bar was looking at me as I was laughing so much, There were a few nice people in the bar but I sometimes find it hard to chat to strangers as I like to keep my distance from people IRL. I chatted online until the bar shut and I went to my room and had the salad I had bought from the spa after I had been to the beach. It was nice.
Tuesday 15th October
Woke up, managed to boil some hot water so I had a cup of tea on the balcony.
Went downstairs to get internet and caught up with friends and family.
Walked to the spar and bought some food for the next week.
Bumped into a nice young fella who said that his holiday company were moving him out of this hotel into another one as apparently it has actually been condemned??? He explained he had a 2 year old and it was just not safe. I totally get that after my problems with the eletrical bangs and things working then not working then mysteriously working again.
Have moved the cooker ring to another part of the room as still concerned another big bang will happen as there are burnt out plug sockets here.
I contacted the people I booked my accommodation with and I doubt they will even get back to me which is rough as I have written so many reviews for them.
I have not seen a fire extinguisher here which is a bit disturbing but I kind of have this belief that what will be will be. If I am destined to die in a fire then maybe thats what life has planned for me, I am sleeping in the living room and not the bedroom just in case so I can make a quick exit if I needed to.
Off to sit around the pool now as it seems to be bright and warm enough. I will take the laptop in case actual people try to talk to me, it tends to work, dont get me wrong they are always really nice friendly people but I just don't feel like being around people so much at the moment.
I find such comfort in my walks and my swimming and my blogging.
Here look made a friend - If I annoy him he has wheels on his feet so he can mooooooooooove away from me. LOL PML ROFL
Fell asleep then went downstairs and chatted to my friends. Then came back and cooked my steak and some vegetable with sauce I made to have with the rice i had already cooked previously.
Woke up watched the last episode of Kiss me First and then heated up the fry up that I had assembled before I went to bed last night.
Decided to use french toast for fried bread as when I fried the bread I had bought before it was too hard and I was unable to eat it.
Portugeuse sausage, bacon, beans, french toast and mushrooms.
I didnt bother with egg as I cannot eat egg whites so I would be left with 5 eggs I couldnt eat.
I prefer to cook, I had a fry up in the restaurant but they didnt give me mushrooms and I would rather have them than egg. The breakfast cost 7 euros and didnt have friend bread either just a slice of toast with no butter on.
my homemade breakfast was nice, especially the sausage which I couldnt eat all of.
I am picky about my food, if I can be assured the food will be the way I like it and taste better than I could cook myself then I would eat out more.
Sometimes I go to places and look at what people are eating, if it looks good I will order it lol
Walked to the shops and sat at a beach bar with a wine spritzer watching the world go by. Glided my feet over the sand and walked in clear water. Walked around the bars and restaurants looking at what I could have for lunch and decided that nothing really appealed to me. There were many deals like two courses etc all reasonable prices but I did see an all you can eat steak buffet place which I have my heart set on going to tonight.
Came back to my room to make a jacket potato with tuna mayo as its one of my lunchtime favourites. I didnt see any jacket potatoes on the boards of the restaurants and bars only salads which have things I cannot eat in them.
Today was lovely it rained and was cloudy first thing then got hot for hours. Sunbathing, swimming, having a few drinks was really really nice.
Made friends with a lovely girl staying with her daughter and her mum. Really nice people. It was her little girls birthday so I made hummus and sliced carrots to add to the buffet they had made for her.
We had a few drinks that night. We joined others, it didn't end well, ended up covered in bruises and cuts from glass. I don't really believe in karma, I pity anyone without a conscience. All I will ever say about that. My intentions were good, I wanted to help but they do say no good deed goes unpunished. I still hope the people concerned are ok and I bear no grudges, I am basically a nice person. Shame I had to lose my make up and jewellery though. Nevermind.
Rained all day pretty much without a break. I didn't mind to be honest as really enjoyed just chilling and watching Neflix. Will post some reviews tomorrow.
Its nearly 8pm and I fancy steak and chips!
Steak and pork with becamel type sauce with cheese and garlic added, broccoli and homemade chips which were very nice. Added onions and mushrooms.
Woke up and tried to sort my EE out again as said no service the whole time I have been here. Contacted them and was told as I recently went to contract my sim does not have roaming on it! I was very unhappy about this. Basically I cannot message anyone on whatsapp from my usual number.
I went for a walk in the sunshine to Prais da Vais where I have been before, passed a hotel I stayed in last year then had a drink and waited for an Uber to a big shopping precinct.
Got a sim card then got a cab back to my hotel. Set up whatsapp on new number and messaged the people whose numbers copied over and who I thought would give a crap with my new number. The rest I didn't bother with.
I just had some soup I made last night, veg and red lentil. I wont post it, I didn't like it. I am simply just not a big fan of red lentils. Red lentils in curries are not so bad.
I have not got all of my contacts now as they are on the other sim and they are not loading up on my other phone for some reason.
At least I now have internet in my room so I don't need to sit downstairs all the time.
Looks like you're having an amazing time. 🙂 x x x
Had a nice morning, walked to the shops then came back and sat around the pool chatting to a lovely Irish couple in the sunshine. Topped up my leg tan and I had a good swim.
Came back to the apartment and had some carrots and dips and other snacks for lunch.
Washed some clothes and hung them out to dry and had a little kip. Then I got ready and went to the meat buffet I had my eye on since I have been here.
Food was nice, I didn't go too far and over eat as I hate being too full up and feeling sick. Had chips too but didn't bother taking a pic of them, most people have seen a chip before. Came back and watched a good series I have been watching on Netflix after chatting on the phone with my daughter, son and mum. They are glad I'm home soon. I will probably visit my daughter next week now I have the car back after I've sorted my mum out what she needs and we have gone out shopping and for lunch etc.