31 Dec 2012

Wonders of the Alhambra

Yay! This Blogger ap will let me put more than one photo! I don't know how I could have chosen just a single shot from this morning's magical 5h!

The Alhambra is most definitely one of the most beautiful places in Spain!!! It's my 5th visit and it never disappoints! Will tell you all about after I return home and sort through all the photos and video. ;o)

Bright Christmas tree

In Granada they set up a nice tree!!!

30 Dec 2012

Testing, testing 123...

Just checking what it's like blogging with my new "toy"! (I got half an iphone for xmas!!!)

If this works ok I'll share a few moments of a New Year's Eve in Granada with you!

This photo is a shot from the car of the Cathedral in Guadix, a small town where we stopped for lunch on our way here. Lovely! But unfortunately closed.

25 Dec 2012

Merry Christmas!


I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas! For the first time in 6 years my parents had all their daughters under the same roof at Christmas so for my family it's been very exciting!

Best wishes for the rest of the holiday season! With all the family craziness going on (my kiwi sister came with her boyfriend and one of my cousins from Virginia is here so we're going to be busy showing them around Alicante and Granada!), I'm probably going to be even more absent that usual from the blogosphere until after 12th Night! (aka Epiphany or 3 Kings Day in this part of the world!). With a bit of luck I might be able to get up a few Christmassy posts... ;o)

Happy Holidays! :o)

15 Dec 2012


... there lived a HOBBIT.
"Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
Although the movie doesn't start with them, the famous first lines of The Hobbit are said by older Bilbo as he writes them down in the Red Book. :o)  And last night it sure was a delight to revisit Bag End with the elder Bilbo and young Frodo (Ian Holm and Elijah Wood) as they prepare for a very special birthday party! I've been giddy as a schoolgirl all week just at the thought of dipping my toes back into the waters of Middle Earth, so it didn't take much to get me to go on opening day or choose to see it in 3D! ;o)

12 Dec 2012

12h12 12/12/12

Ding, ding, ding, DING!!!

At the time of this posting it will be exactly 12h12 on December 12th 2012 (in Alicante)... So if you just look at the numbers that's 12 12 12 12 12. Lots of twelves! :p

Just a random moment to laugh at the numbers... although maybe I should head out and buy a lottery ticket ending in 12? ;o)

Will be back for regular blogging as soon as I finish with my weekend photos... I spent it in Belgium visiting fabulous friends! Got to see some snow, eat lots of yummy food, go to a concert, hang out in the Christmas market and drink mulled wine and buy about 3 kgs of chocolate to bring back home for gifts! :p