Happy New Year!

I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year.

Today, the 6th is celebrated in Spain with the visit of the Kings (magi) to Jesus, bearing gifts.

We spent the day quietly, the weather is beautiful, sunny with pizca060114temperatures nearly reaching 20ºC.  Pizca took advantage of the sunshine, exploring and snoozing in the garden.

 

 

cake060114I got round to icing  the Christmas cake, we have only just finished the rocky road cake.

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We have visitors coming later in the week so I made a pavlova, using the egg yolks and some left over dried fruit made another smaller rich fruit cake.

 

We had extremely high winds on Saturday night, with gusts recorded at 118 kph in Albox, our neighbour’s  wall fell over in the wind, so we did some clearing up, I also managed to save some ceramic butterflies from the debris.

 

 

Christmas 2013

We have performed with Cantante at various locations this festive season.

Today there was a Hash in Arboleas, including use of a swimming pool, followed by a meal together and no doubt frivolity. Sadly we were unable to attend as we are feeling unwell with colds. Here is a picture of the rocky rockyroadroad (from a Nigella  recipe) that I had made and planned to take with me.

 

We have adopted a female black cat into the family as a friend is unable to look after her any more, her name is Pizca. From a noisy start, Owen, Rio and Pizca all seem to be getting used to each other.

This morning an image of the hens enjoying a dust bath, prompted a video.

Merry Christmas, goodwill and glad tidings to everyone!

 

La Capilla Turre

La Capilla Restaurant, Turre, Almería,
a lovely place to eat out.

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Yesterday we attended an eagerly anticipated event. One of our forum members suggested that we go for our monthly forum meal to her favourite restaurant at La Capilla near to Turre. The restaurant, an old chapel and garden, the surroundings, atmosphere and food is exceptional, so we were really looking forward to going.

We could not fault anything, the lovely food, the gardens, the attentive and friendly staff, all contributed to a wonderful dining experience.