Friday was seven days until Christmas Day, one week to go exactly, and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon meal outside in the sun. We had returned to El Faro Restaurant in Villaricos (see http://50shadesofsun.com/?p=932 for our first visit there) for its superb Menú del día (Menu of the Day) that offers an amazing salad platter … Continue reading Dining outdoors wearing short sleeves in December
Stunning Mojácar and a date to remember
Yesterday, Sunday, started off with an overcast sky. Despite it being December, it was the very first really cloudy sky Lisa ad I had seen since we arrived here in Spain. But, before you smile too much, I should point out that the sun did come out in time for us to enjoy a siesta-timed … Continue reading Stunning Mojácar and a date to remember
Around and about
So many of you have been asking about the environment here in our part of Spain that I thought that I had better answer your questions in a post. Our home is in the province of Almeria in southern Spain, between Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca but, thankfully, nowhere near the popular tourist destinations. … Continue reading Around and about
Two days to go until we head for better weather
Dateline: 24th October 2015. It’s a cold, wet and quite miserable Saturday in what passes for autumn in North Wales; actually, not only here but across the UK generally the weather outlook is no better, In fact, yesterday a storm warning was in place for this weekend and into next week and, although nothing at all … Continue reading Two days to go until we head for better weather
It’s summer? Really? Where is the sun?
Do you get fed up with news reports claiming that this, or next, month is set to become the hottest July, or whatever, since records began? If so, you are just like me. You see, it is not only the weather that irritates me with so-called summers having too much rain, overcast skies even when … Continue reading It’s summer? Really? Where is the sun?