Tag Archives: Canillas de Albaida

A bridge too far!

I hope everyone who reads this blog has enjoyed the Christmas festivities (or whatever alternative name you have for this season) and that 2019 will bring you health, contentment and some adventure. But I know some people will have had … Continue reading

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Calm after the storm

The weather has chucked everything at us recently. Lots and lots of heavy rain with some electrical storms included for good measure, low temperatures causing a very early show of snow at the top of our mountain (La Maroma, 2,060 … Continue reading

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A week of variety

Last week was the start of my new eating regime (not vegan after all, as I am reliable informed that one cannot be a part-time vegan). I had great fun researching interesting recipes for my plant-based diet and have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Local trio join forces for fundraising ‘triathlon’

Actually each of us independently organised our own event, but it just happened that they culminated at the same time…and I couldn’t resist the headline! As you will know, I have recently completed my latest camino walk and whilst I … Continue reading

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I’m off then…

Oh my goodness, the countdown in the sidebar has turned from days to hours. I’ve had the surprise farewell party, complete with ‘Buen camino’ cake (thanks Kim). I’ve been given the T-shirt (thank you Hens for this very thoughtful gift). … Continue reading

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Total eclipse in the fog

We were never going to get a good view of the eclipse today unless we travelled to the other side of the mountain ridge behind our house. We don’t see the sun until around 10am this time of year. And … Continue reading

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From first light to sunset – what a very special day

My day started when I opend my eyes (quite late) and was greeted by this sight through my bedroom window – the first strike of the sun upon the snow covered peak of mount Maroma. I am treated to this … Continue reading

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2015 – bring it on

This is the first day I have woken up in Spain for a whole month, having spent four weeks in the UK helping out with the early arrival of my grand daughter. Of course I wouldn’t have missed that experience … Continue reading

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…….start walking!

It’s about time I got my walking feet back on! I have hardly walked over the summer – it has just been so very hot here in southern Spain. I’ve probably only walked three or four times over the last … Continue reading

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Shhh…….can you keep a secret?

We were a little tired this morning (Sunday) following an extremely late night at the Cómpeta feria (actually very tired and a little jaded after getting to bed at 4:00 am and our animal alarm going off at 7:00 am). … Continue reading

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Me and my shadow

I guess this post could be alternatively titled ‘spot Roly’. The only photos he is missing from are those taken on camino.

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A walk on the dark side

Today Liana, Roly and I took ourselves for a trip into the Canillas de Albaida valley, down to the river where we can usually find a bit of grass for Liana, although it is rather sparse at the moment. It … Continue reading

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It started with a bang……..and ended in disaster

A volley of rockets was launched at about 7 am to announce the forthcoming party. It was a beautiful clear morning, albeit rather windy, and I was in the stable preparing liana’s breakfast. As usual she took absolutely no notice … Continue reading

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A walk in the park

I took advantage of a break in our rather miserable weather today to commence training walks for my next camino. It was deliciously warm and sunny as Roly and I set out along La Turvilla stream, through groves of fruit … Continue reading

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Another week in paradise

I am now ten days into the self-imposed alcohol ban and have started on the 5:2 diet – had to wait a few days to get going because for some reason I find myself unable to start a diet on … Continue reading

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