Being stuck in isolation gets one thinking about vacations/holidays. Our very first vacation together was to Lloret de Mar which is in the Catalonia region of Spain on the Costa Brava. Pat had never been abroad before so not only was this her very first trip outside of England, but I was determined to make it the most memorable for us both. And it became more memorable than I even planned on because although it wasn’t planned… We got engaged there!
I’d booked a packaged holiday with Thomas Cook and we stayed in a four-star hotel in the Platya de Fenals just five minutes walk away from Playa de Fenals so we spent a lot of time on the beach. When we walked around the shops in the town of Lloret (about twenty minute walk from the hotel) we passed a small gold/jewellery shop and that’s where I bought her engagement ring.
After that, we were happy enough just walking around the town, spending time on the beach and enjoying the entertainment in the hotel.
Since then, Lloret de Mar has always had a special place in our hearts.