Our Full Monte Life…

Monthly snapshot… October

 

October, the month in which we:

Picked flowers…

October cyclamen

October cyclamen

Marigolds from the garden

Marigolds from the garden

Cosmos from the tyre wall

Cosmos from the tyre wall

 

 

Went walking with friends in the sunshine…

Den with Amber & Freya on a walk at Plavi Horizonti, Lustica

Den with Amber & Freya on a walk at Plavi Horizonti, Lustica

Den & Jess on a walk to Subra, part of the Orijen Massif

Den & Jess on a walk to Subra, part of the Orjen Massif

And here was the reward at restaurant Papaja in Denovici afterwards - a freshly squeezed OJ in the sun

And here was the reward at restaurant Papaja in Denovici afterwards – a freshly squeezed OJ in the sun

A rest stop for humans & dogs on a lovely walk around Polace, on the island of Mljet in Croatia

Did some gardening at the campsite…

Steve cleared the greywater baths and burnt the woody rushes that don't compost well

Steve cleared the greywater baths and burnt the woody rushes that don’t compost well

A view of the tyre wall and gardens after we'd spent the day clearing them

A view of the tyre wall and gardens after we’d spent the day clearing them

We picked over 50 chillies this month!

We picked over 50 chillies this month!

The last courgettes of the season...

The last courgettes of the season…

Definitely the last runner beans of the season - another 2.5 kgs

Definitely the last runner beans of the season – another 2.5 kgs

Unsurprisingly I made runner bean soup

Unsurprisingly I made runner bean soup

Went sailing with our mates Katie & Tim in Croatia – got the Monty B up to 7.4 knots with the missen, head and main sail up!

Steve at the helm of the Monty B.  Den in disguise?

Steve at the helm of the Monty B. Den in disguise?

Sailing from Mljet to Sipan

Sailing from Mljet to Sipan

And Den ended the month in the Radisson Blu, Dubrovnik on a spa break with the girlies…

From l-r: Mich, Jenny (whose 40th bday treat this was, 2 years late!), Laura, Den & Katie

From l-r: Mich, Jenny (whose 40th b’day treat this was, 2 years late!), Laura, Den & Katie

Unusually I (Den) started to read 3 books this month: Hilary Mantel’s ‘A Place of Greater Safety’; ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan’s ‘Saturday’.  I have finished none of them so reviews next month.  Maybe.

The weather in October has been mostly gorgeous.  We’ve taken numerous walks in the sunshine, swam in the Adriatic sea and sunbathed.  We’ve also been stuck inside for a lot of it – glued to our PCs updating our website and this blog and, in my case, preparing training material, writing workshop proposals & travelling to Tivat to coach managers.

All in all

2 Comments

  1. Jessie

    I’m liking the new format but I will miss your stories! Looks like it was a good month.

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    1. fullmonte (Post author)

      Hi Jess! Don’t worry the stories will still appear, in smaller bites and more often, is the plan… The new format of monthly round-up is quicker to write & upload so hopefully we’ll be inspired to blog more regularly now, rather than just the one big brain-dump at the end of the month!

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