From Christmas to New Year…

Christmas has been and gone and we are now waking to a New Year – 2012 dawns with what will hopefully be a healthy, happy and prosperous year for all.

But what of my goings on over the festive period???

Well, Christmas was predictably quiet with much of the campsite gone away. We downed tools as they say the night before Christmas Eve and spent the day chilling out and putting up the last of the decorations.

Dvds were watched and scrummy food eaten to get us in the festive spirit. I realised that I had brought children’s Christmas crackers!! but then we very quickly realised that they have better pressies in them!! Here is hubby sporting his ‘pirates eye patch’ on Christmas Eve!!

Oscar and Molly were happy with their pressies of ‘new mice’ to play with. Molly has since taken hers under the bed to her ‘den’ and can be heard most evenings thundering around after them. Oscar’s are still on the end of the bed where he simply prefers to sit on them or with them!

Of course all the playing and eating clean wore Molly out and she needed to recharge her batteries with lots of cuddles and naps

Christmas day morning was spent talking to family back home and then more eating and chilling out ensued. We watched the last of the Harry Potter films which was fun and generally had a quiet and very relaxing day. We kept the curtains closed and the fairy lights on to create a more ‘Christmasy’ atmosphere which kinda of worked although every time we stepped into the awning to get something we were confronted with bright sunshine!!

We planned a walk on Boxing Day in a place called Frigiliana. It is a National Parque area and the walk follows a river bed through a gorge. We spent a few fun hours jumping over rocks in the river trying to avoid getting our feet wet (which we managed for the most part) and sat and had a lovely picnic and enjoyed the fresh air.

Downtime Frigiliana….

Caves

Following the river bed

The week between Christmas and New Year was spent relaxing and doing less than usual. A time to take stock of the past year and to make plans for 2012. I enjoyed the sunny weather and practicing yoga outside with all the cats for company. Whenever I am outdoors there is always a little furry face not too far away from me πŸ™‚

Oscar and Molly chilling under the tree

And Daisy Duke…

On New Year’s Eve with the sun blazing down we set off for another walk in the hills. Heading to Sayalonga this time we enjoyed quite the workout climbing to the top of a hill before enjoying a picnic in the glorious sunshine. It was hard to believe as I lay looking up at the clear blue sky that it was the end of the year, December and not the middle of the summer.

Looking down on Sayalonga

Olives are ready!

Almond blossom already starting to appear on the trees

Hmmmm…..I wonder if this is English owned????

These guys did their best to act like guard dogs but the wagging tails gave them away πŸ™‚

Sea view….

Clear, sunny blue skies….. πŸ™‚

So, 2012 is now with us and depending on who you listen to we could be staring into the abyss and the end of the world! or we could all be lifted to a higher spiritual level and a greater oneness with each other. Whatever you believe make sure you enjoy

‘FELIZ ANO NUEVO’……………… πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “From Christmas to New Year…

  1. We had the biggest storm of the year last night (following an earlier tremor) but it didn’t dampen our spirits or the round of spirits doing the rounds! Wishing you both a prosperous and adventurous 2012.

    • Hope you are both staying safe and sound indoors. ‘Feliz Ano Nuevo’ to you both and I’ll be in touch soon as I have finished the book (loved it πŸ™‚ )

    • The almond blossom is just stunning when it is all out in full. It covers the hillsides around where we are and if the wind is in the right direction the smell is just divine. We have been really lucky so far this year that the winter has been extremely mild. We still have January and February to get through of course but I’m keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚

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