We headed to the Cotswolds with Steve's old Esri UK colleagues Sarah and Pete, and their families.
Between us there were 6 girls, aged from 2 to 7, and luckily they all got along really well (leaving time for the adults to actually have adult conversations).
Even though the weather was pretty lousy we had a great time. We'll miss you guys (until next time!)
We headed over to the Yorkshire Dales to visit Glo's old friends Laura and Matt, and their two lovely girls.
We did a nice walk with a cave visit to escape the rain. When we emerged we found tiny hail-stones covering the ground - this counts as "springtime" in Yorkshire ;)
After weeks of rain in Seville it was nice to see some sun in Málaga, even though we've been spoilt by Sydney beaches so the pebbles here don't really compare. Either way the girls have loved being out in the sun, playing in the parks and riding bikes along the foreshore.
Steve made the most of the sunshine and hired a motorbike to head into the Sierra de las Nieves mountains. The temperature dropped to 3 degrees at one point, so the heated handlebars definitely came in handy. As did the thermals we've been lugging around since Switzerland.
Tomorrow we head back to the UK for Clementine's injections, so she'll be ready for the next big phase of our trip...
We loved Sevilla so much that we ended up extending our stay there twice, for a total of nearly 2 months. Even though the weather was pretty terrible for the last 3 weeks, it couldn't dampen our enthusiasm for this fantastic city.
During that time we met so many wonderful people, including our amazing Spanish teacher Laura, and lots of other travelling families with kids.
We settled into a great routine with the girls at school during the day, leaving us to explore the city, visit the fresh food markets, and eat some delicious lunches.
With any luck, we'll be back again sometime soon!