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19 May 2008

Viva Mexico!

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I LOVED Mexico.  I can't tell you how much.

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The places in the world I love best are in Southern Europe - the South of France, Italy and Greece - and Mexico is as close as you can get to being there while being on a different continent.

While my relationship with the US is sometimes strange and ambiguous, I felt utterly, completely, at home in Mexico - the colours; the light; the delightful, crazy people; the margaritas; the food, the interiors.

Things I learned in Mexico

- It is possible for a hotel to be too pink

- If you teach a small blonde girl a bit of basic Spanish you get amazing service in restaurants

- Heidi Klum has thread veins on the back of her left knee

- Heidi Klum had a nanny and her mother hanging around all the time and didn't seem to know how to interact with her kids

- Heidi Klum is still far too pretty to meet by the side of a pool, though not as luminously pretty as Kate Moss

- Parasailing is as terrifying as it looks

- It was lovely to see churches with spires and domes and things dotting the landscape. 

- It is not possible for a margarita to be too large

- Guacamole is not entirely devoid of calories

- I hadn't realised how much I miss football.  It was great to walk into a bar and see PROPER football on the telly, and kids playing football in the street and PROPER goalposts in the school playgrounds. It was like rejoining the rest of the world again.

- Air travel into and out of the the US is a total nightmare

- A very large part of me still wants to give everything up and go and live on a beach somewhere

- I urgently need a friend with a large and expensive yacht

Back properly soon.  The house is currently covered in piles of washing, the garden has turned into a jungle (apparently Seattle had summer while we were away) I have a shop which requires rather a lot of TLC and I somehow managed to take 901 photos on our travels.  It is possible you may see more Mexico photos anon.

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I've always wanted to go to Mexico (I'm in California so what is my excuse?) but the thing is, I don't know where the good places are and it paralyzes me. Could you tell us more?

Hi, how are you? I just came across your blog on delightful blogs {and it is delightful!} and thought I'd share mine with you: Petit Elefant. I'd love to have you stop by and say hello.
Thanks,
Allison

Also, it makes me feel so much better that Heidi Klum isn't mother-of-the-year. Because if she's that pretty/skinny/rich AND mother of the year, I might as well stop trying.

DEFINITELY not MotY... we can all rest easy in our beds...

Looks fabulous but I could never imagine being pleased to see FOOTBALL. It drives me mad or makes me go to sleep though less so than the American version.

And here I am desperately trying to work out how to download the Champions' League Final...

1) We do NOT talk of the Champions League in this SW London house.

2) Heidi Klum and her marriage re-vows have made the sleb glossies over here. Scanned the picture of the beach very carefully hoping to catch a glimpse of you - would have so LOVED you to have been Spotted in Heat!

3)Apparently Debra Messing was a guest...

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