Monday, 11 March 2019

Sand in my Shoes

It's decidedly spring-like now. The gorse is a riot of yellow and the poppies are taking over from the anemones in the fields. We had a hard day's gardening all day today and my back is aching from all the hours of weeding. But it's all good.

It's crested 20ºC for the past two days and you can feel the change in the air. I know I keep posting photos of the scene below (on our terrace), but, let's be honest, it's not a bad view while you're eating your chopped fruit, nuts, yogurt and muesli, now is it?

...oh, and peppermint tea as well. That was breakfast at around 9.30am.

After that full day's gardening I mentioned above, we went for a short walk down to the beach, where I took these shots below as well. I have to say, frustrations with all the bureaucracy aside, I really have to admit, we don't have much to complain about living here, do we...

We were a hair's breadth from taking a skinny dip. I can tell you.

The sea looks like a pussycat doesn't it? It's hard to picture how wild it was just a week or so ago. But now we're into March and the temperatures are warming up, it's starting to take on its summer calm and the air is full of expectation. As per usual, we're now about ready for people to invade the place and for the season to begin. Plus, of course, since we're no longer working, we're looking forward to enjoying this summer like we haven't done for some years.

Maybe I'll take a lot more photos of some places this year that we haven't visited so often over the previous four or five. You'll be the first to see them when I do, of course.


  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr...

    well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

    1. I've had a similar experience so often that now, as a habit, I tend to write stuff in TextEdit (Windows equivalent would be WordPad), then copy and paste it into the field for my comment. If I lose it, I can always simply copy/paste again. Until I get fed up and walk off in a huff, of course!