Thursday, November 11, 2010

Girlie day out

I had a lovely girlie day out with DD, the weather was very bright and sunny, albeit nippy up here as we headed off into Calpe about 1/2 hours drive away. We had a good mooch around a new (to us) chinese bazaar, where they seem to sell all those items you just can't find out here, we did a couple of errands, headed to the shoe shop and we were both lucky enough to buy some boots. Then over to Casa, this is a lovely home shop, selling wonderful arrays of candles and holders, decor items that make a statement, glassware, and crockery with a mediterranian feel.
This time of year they have all their christmas decorations and I do like to add a little something to our collection each year. Although DD gave me a compliment telling me I could make most of them but even better. Maybe she is biased (g). The first Christmas we were here, I gaily bowled over to Casa in December only to find everything had been sold/packed away and gone, it was then I realised November was the month to note the diary.

Feeling a little weary and in need of lunch, we headed over to the port side of the town where we meandered along in the now warm sunshine, looking at the restaurants. Trouble is you are accosted as you go by zealous waiters trying to entice you, we were offered free sangria whilst we browsed the menu and the wonderful iced displays of sea food platters. These are quite spectacular and can get up to 180 euros for a platter for 8 people. Hmmm we settled for the menu del dia for 9 euros.
Would you believe this was for 3 courses, including wine and bread. DD chose sole and myself swordfish. Wonderful value

The kittens are growing up fast, but no less nosey and full of mischief, here Amber was caught red pawed as she had been exploring the new miniature shop/house. Don't believe the innocent look.......


  1. sounds idyllic, strolls in the bazaars, beach walks... sangrias, and that fish looks great..... what a super day...

  2. What a beautiful sunset in your previous post. And I know exactly what you mean about those men trying to lure you inside their fish restaurants with sangria - LOL :) Hope we can meet up soon.