Category: Spain, 2007-11

Second blissful Spanish trip of 2007.

Back Home

Yesterday was a little frenetic so is being reported in retrospect. We started clearing up after ourselves and making sure that the house was presentable to hand back to its owners, Chris and Yvonne. That was followed by a shopping

Poinsettias and Water

Today is our last day alone as Chris and Yvonne are flying back from their holiday tomorrow. We had been invited by Jim and Hazel to join them in Alcalali for lunch and, knowing the Spanish lunches, we knew we wouldn’t

Tapas in Denia

It was a dull, grey morning with an occasional spit of rain thrown in so, after a leisurely breakfast using up the last of our three-euros-for-five-kilos naranjas (oranges), we decided to drive off to the nearby coastal towns in search

Another Precipitous Descent

No more workers for whom to look completely dumb today, although, at one point, we wondered as a car parked outside our fence. It turned out to be someone working on the roof of the neighbours’ house oppostite. Phew! Having had

“I know nothing”

There seemed to be no rush to get up since this morning was a tad overcast. That changed, however, when two men turned up and began gesticulating at Carol through the fence. (Unfortunately for them, Carol had just finished dressing.)

Verdi Vent

Cloud? Yes, cloud greeted us this morning after only a single disturbance from the hounds next door. Nothing came of it, though, and we’ve had a dry day albeit with a cool start. Several of the plants in the garden

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Caninicide should be legalized – and if that isn’t a word, I just coined it. In fact, where Spain is concerned, it should probably be subsidized as a public service. That horrendous mut next door was at it again last

Benissa Market

Yet another cloudless morning but wait, what’s this – a frost!? I’d heard Chris say that Spain had been described as a cold country with a hot sun and here it is. The floor of the valley at Jalon is

Up the Peñón de Ifach

Yet another cloudless morning dawned after a lengthened night listening the blasted dog next door again. Despite having aching thigh muscles from yesterday’s walk around the Sierra Bernia and being a little shorter of sleep than we might like, we

Around the Bernia

Another cloudless sky greeted us this morning so we decided to get our act together and try for the circumperambulation of the Bernia. The Bernia is a v. large lump of rock, about the height of Snowdon, to the south of the


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: