Thursday, April 25, 2013

Busy busy

Unbelievable, a week has just disappeared, where did it go?.........

It was my birthday on Monday and DH, DD and myself went out to lunch, this time to a little restaurant in Masserof, over the top of the mountain and half way down the other side.  It was cooler and overcast so we sat inside......being a Monday I thought it might be a little quiet.....but there were lots of other diners (pic was taken after some had gone).
 The group of Spanish singers were there too and began playing to another table when suddenly they came over to us and began to sing happy birthday - how embarassing - I believe DH had mentioned to Suzi when booking what day it was.........
Suzi's husband and chef is Morrocan, so the food has a nice twist to it and is very enjoyable - warm bread with freshly grated tomato, garlic and olive oil topped with anchovie
 along with finely sliced parma ham and these little minted lamb skewers, vegetable soup followed then steak with veg, but as usual we were so engrossed in eating and chatting that we didn't take pics
We don't do puds or cakes because of the allergies, but I don't think we would have had room anyway
DD likes to give lots of sweet little gifts as well as a main, this lovely hairgrip was one of them and will be really handy for hair up in the hotter months to come, unfortunately Mr postman had not delivered her main pressie so looks like an extended birthday
 DH surprised me with my own tablet, so now I can have all my books, music, meditations in one place along with being able to use the net away from the main computer, quite liberating
 It was lovely to hear from DS too but again Mr postie was being a bit remiss, shame he couldn't visit as planned but there are other plans to come
  My beautiful flowers
It was such a good day (hard to believe that last year we were sitting around DD's hospital bed eating of all things McD's)
 Yesterday we drove into Calpe to source and price some garden items, including membrane for the new area in the bottom garden, this is where the huge cacti were before they flowered and died, so we are revamping the area.  I also managed to get some curtain material for the balcony doors in the bedrooms, along with sheeting size backing for the diamond quilt (when I get it to that stage lol) and best of all I bought a few bits for DD's birthday in June, so quite successful for a change

We walked down through the town to the beach where we had lunch, the view from the restaurant looking over to Benidorm in the far distance
 just in the right of the picture were some sunbathers in swimsuits, it wasn't that warm!!
looking over to the Ifach
What a change today, we are at the beginning of a 3 day weather system of storms and solid rain, all the furries keep trying all the doors and windows to see if it is any better from there.  They will turn the house into a playground later.........
take care


  1. Happy Birthday for Monday Chrissie... looks like a really fun day even though Postie tried to spoil it!!! Lovely gifts... the beach looks so gorgeous too... of course from here it even looks warm!!

  2. Hello Chrissie
    Many thanks indeed for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.
    I gather you live in the Calpe area so I imagine you have pretty bad weather there as well. Its been a bit better here today but still quite chilly and certainly not swimming weather, brr!
    Happy birthday for yesterday. It sounds like you've had a lovely birthday and more so seeing those gorgeous bouquets of flowers that you've received.
    I had to laugh when you mention your cat tapping at the balcony door because our balcony has sliding glass doors and our moggie has found out how to slide one open to get back in. He goes at it bit by bit with his paw and as soon as he can slide his head in that's it he's in!!! LOL!

    I have now become your newest follower :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  3. I cant believe I missed your post and the chance to wish you a happy birthday. So belated happy birthday. Sounds like you had a lovely celebration - thank goodness it was better than last year. Beautiful flowers, and enjoy getting to know your new tablet. Hugs xx