After a wonderful sun-soaked 6-day, 7-night sojourn to the island of Madeira we're back in London and trying not to think about our return to work tomorrow.
The holiday was fabulous. We stayed in a modern 5-star hotel about a mile from the centre of Funchal, the island's capital, overlooking the Atlantic.
Our days were a blur of leisurely breakfasts followed by hours of reading in the sun, the occasional excursion, and then a trip into town for an evening meal. All very relaxing.
I'll write more in the days to follow and show you a selection of the very many photographs I took and tell you a bit about our adventures, including a slide down a hillside in a toboggan -- I kid you not.
In the meantime, enjoy this picture taken from the terrace of our hotel, where we had a nightcap on Thursday evening as we watched the city lights tinkling into life as darkness descended.