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.

 

 

Cantante singing at Zurgena Church

Cantante singing group joined the Spanish Zurgena Church Choir (Choral Maria Auxiliadora) for a concert. We sang a few songs together and each group sang a few of  the Christmas favourites. This song was written by Donna Walker.

 

 

The wind was blowing around the Church tower, later as we drove home, the car was buffeted about, debris was flying around, the power was off. The next morning it was apparent that there had been many thousands of Euros worth of damage.